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COVID-19

Visit the ADA Coronavirus Center to learn what you can do to navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advocacy

The ADA is lobbying Congress and the administration to protect dental patients and staff who are providing urgent and emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADA is also lobbying to help dental practices stay viable during (and following) prolonged periods of reduced hours or closure.

Priorities include:

  • Improving and adequately funding federal small business disaster aid programs.
  • Exempting dental practices from onerous regulatory burdens.
  • Extending tax relief to impacted dental practices.
  • Providing adequate financial stability for displaced office staff.
  • Alleviating the burden of student loan payments during the emergency period. 
  • Obtaining clinical guidelines to safely and effectively treat dental patients during the outbreak.
  • Securing clear and consistent risk-based guidelines for reopening dental practices.
  • Ensuring personal protective equipment is available when and where it is most needed.
  • Expanding COVID-19 point-of-care testing across the country.

  • Contacts

Prepared by: Government and Public Affairs
Last Reviewed: September 8, 2020

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