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The October issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores COVID-19 connections in oral health care and dentistry.
CDA’s latest consumer research survey follows up on a June report tracking patient comfort with returning to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted mid-August, the survey revealed that most patients with an appointment in the next six months plan to keep it. It also shows how income plays a significant role in determining which patients are more likely to visit the dentist and what safety messages help reassure patients.
Good Morning America covers the latest in CDA and ADA’s response to the Aug. 3 guidance from the World Health Organization advising that routine non-essential oral health care be delayed.
In the graphic below, find the results of CDA's consumer research survey conducted in June 2020 to measure patients' comfort levels with dental appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDA plans to conduct an additional survey in August to continue to monitor consumers' comfort with dentistry during the pandemic.
Dentists are advised to continue to adhere closely to CDPH guidance, including the recommendation to have two weeks of PPE available.
When malpractice rates began to dramatically rise in the mid-70s, a small group of California Dental Association members took action to build a company that would be solely focused on protecting dentists.
Meeting topics were addressed by members of CDA's COVID-19 Clinical Care Workgroup.
A state mandate issued June 18 requires all individuals in California to wear cloth face coverings to help prevent transmission of the coronavirus. The mandate and updated CDPH guidance comes as counties throughout the state are reporting spikes in COVID-19-positive cases.
The World Health Organization is conducting a survey of dental providers worldwide to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dental profession.