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ADA Requests Additional Guidance on Reopening Dental Practices

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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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    Christine Ford DDS says

    It would be specifically helpful to have information about authenticity of N95 masks. Seeminly reputable sellers are saying KN95 masks with earloops are acceptable alternatives. If we are not able to get masks through dental surppliers, how do we source ourselves.
    Also could Donald Trump be encouraged to have American manufacturers make Aerosol evacuation units. These are seemingly backordered until September. Unable to do surgery until they come in.

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