Email Scam Alert
CDA has been notified by other state dental associations of an email scam that is targeting their members. The email has the subject line “Terry Recovery,” includes an association logo, and appears to be coming from the association’s email domain. This email is a scam and should be deleted immediately.
Released May 7, updated guidance for resuming deferred and preventive dental care.
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Updated December 4, interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.
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What steps do we take when the patient presents for treatment?
When the patient presents:
In addition to recommendations for greater respiratory tract protection through higher-level mask use, these additional procedural precautions should be taken when performing aerosol-generating procedures:
After completing treatment, clean and disinfect procedure room surfaces soon after adequate time has passed to allow aerosols to settle. Dispose of single-use PPE immediately and disinfect re-usable PPE in a manner that prevents cross-contamination. If foot coverings were not used, be sure to change and disinfect footwear before leaving the office. Upon returning home, immediately remove clothes and shower, and then wash clothes.