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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.
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Last Reviewed: September 8, 2020
Keep up with the latest state mandates, regulations, and recommendations for the safe practice of dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic.