Masks are still required in the dental office.
Get resources to help your office communicate mask requirements.
After a slight decrease in patient volume in November and December, a recent survey by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute reveals a recovery for dental practices in the new year.
Dentists across California are beginning to get involved in the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts following an emergency public health waiver granted last month that allows dentists to administer the vaccine to individuals age 16 and older once the dentist completes the required training.
Dr. Tippett-Whyte answers your questions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, why it’s best to avoid implementing a mandatory vaccine policy among your dental staff and offers guidance on maintaining extra infection control protocols.
The California Department of Public Health on Jan. 21 revised its COVID-19 vaccine training requirements, reducing the number of required courses dentists need to be eligible to administer the vaccine.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last December issued guidance indicating that employers may encourage or possibly require COVID-19 vaccinations, but policies must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Find answers to questions that were asked during CDA's January 12 Virtual Membership Meeting about the vaccine.
In addition to funding California’s COVID-19 recovery and vaccination efforts and proposing several billion dollars to tackle homelessness and help schools reopen, the state budget proposal released Jan. 8 supports improvements in oral health care delivery and access to dental services.
Researchers are examining the link between periodontal disease and COVID-19-related respiratory complications, and early research findings suggest that dental professionals may need to shift their focus to preventing underlying conditions, such as periodontitis, that promote systemic inflammation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 15 issued an emergency use authorization for the first over-the counter at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19. It's first test for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, that can be used completely at home without a prescription.