CDC continues to recommend (4/8) that dental facilities postpone elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits, and prioritize emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks.
CDC Guidance for Providing Dental Care During COVID-19
Updated: April 8, 2020
In order to protect staff and preserve personal protective equipment and patient care supplies, as well as expand available hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that dental facilities postpone elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits, and prioritize urgent and emergency visits and proceduresnow and for the coming several weeks. This aligns with recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) to postpone non-emergency and elective dental procedures, as well the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s guidance that all non-essential dental exams and procedures be postponed until further notice.
VIVA Online now offering SFDS members the California Infection Control Course and California Dental Practice Act. Remember, this is free for SFDS active members. Check them out. Have dental team members that need the courses? For $25 per team member (a $50 discount off the $75 a year subscription), your team members can complete their license renewals obligations, too. Contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CDA COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES
CDA is offering a series of webinars to provide members with information to navigate this time of uncertainty. Over the next couple of weeks, CDA will offer information and resources twice a week, typically Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, depending on speaker availability. Registration is limited to the first 3,000 people. A recording will be available for later viewing. Register here
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