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ADA Requests Additional Guidance on Reopening Dental Practices
In a letter sent on May 6, the American Dental Association (ADA) requested additional guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the safe reopening of dental practices. Addressed to CDC President Robert T. Redfield, MD, the letter asked for guidelines on implementing a risk-based approach to reopening dental practices in areas with decreasing infection rates and where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is low. The current CDC guidelines for dental practices advise against performing elective procedures, opening only for emergency treatment. In the letter, ADA President Chad P. Gehani, DDS, and ADA Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, DMD, specifically sought advice on how to best protect oral health professionals as they return to practice during this new phase of COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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