A blueprint for recovery for the postcoronavirus (COVID-19) world

Craig S. Miller, Charles R. Carlson

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing society. In the last several weeks, infections and deaths have accumulated, even as we attempt to ‘shelter in place’ and stay ‘healthy at home’. This unprecedented time has influenced behavior and permitted much contemplation, gratitude and prayer. Our thoughts during this time have focused on our emergence from the pandemic and what reopening may look like in the post-coronavirus world. Reopening will benefit from the acronym “RPM”, an acronym I (CSM) teach my students for management of dental patients who suffer from a variety of illnesses and infections. Here, the ‘R” stands for risk assessment and reduction, the first step in the sequence. The ‘P’ stands for prevention, and ‘M’ stands for manage the problem. If ‘R’ and ‘P’ are well conceived and implemented, often there is no need to apply ‘M’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-717
Number of pages2
JournalOral Diseases
Issue numberS3
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • COVID-19
  • adaptive behavioral
  • coronavirus
  • pandemics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry (all)


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