In this week’s address to members, Dr. Tippett-Whyte discusses how dentists can continue to combat the pandemic as the state works to overcome a vaccine shortage.
California’s recent waiver allowing dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines is generating publicity with numerous local news outlets across the state. The news comes after the Department of Consumer Affairs on Jan. 4 approved a public health emergency waiver that will allow dentists to help with the state’s vaccination efforts.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases quickly accelerating, learn what CDA is doing to advocate for dentists and what steps members can take to mitigate risk in the dental practice.
The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association highlights the role of sugar-sweetened beverages in oral and overall health.
Looking back on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, the CDA community has listened, adapted and responded to the tremendous challenges dentists are facing through continued contributions that support members’ most pressing needs.
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.