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Pitt Dental Medicine Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Pitt Dental Medicine provides dental and craniofacial care for patients in a number of clinical settings in the greater Pittsburgh region.

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Pitt Dental Medicine provides dental and craniofacial care for patients in a number of clinical settings in the greater Pittsburgh region. Some of these include the school’s faculty practice, and the School of Dental Medicine’s general clinic and emergency clinic. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became necessary to suspend elective procedures and repurpose this clinical enterprise to a more robust telehealth platform.

At this time, Pitt Dental Medicine is providing telehealth consultation to assist patients with emergency dental and craniofacial needs. These consultations are intended to maintain sensible social distancing, while preventing patients with potential emergency dental needs from seeking treatment at hospital-based emergency departments.

Faculty members advise patients of treatment options. Most patients are being successfully treated with non-narcotic and antibiotic medications. Emergency services for facial trauma, infections, and other oral and craniofacial emergencies continue to take place thanks to the frontline providers from oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as hospital dentistry.

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