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  • Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists

    February 24, 2021

    Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent of dental hygienists have had COVID-19 based on data collected in October 2020. This is in alignment with the cumulative infection prevalence rate among dentists and far below that of other health professionals in the U.S, although slightly higher than that of the general population.

  • COVID-19 and Oral Health Conditions

    February 12, 2021

    The American Dental Association (ADA) has been tracking developments of tongue and mouth issues COVID-19 patients experience since early on in the pandemic. Oral health is an important and vital part of overall health, and the ADA is continuing to examine the connection between the two as it relates to COVID-19.

  • Repeal of the Antitrust Exemption for Health Care Insurance a Win for Consumers and Dentists

    January 14, 2021

    “The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2020” was signed into law Wednesday after the culmination of a multi-year effort by several organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA) to persuade Congress that health care insurance, including dental plans, should no longer be protected from some of the federal antitrust laws. The new law is aimed at improving transparency and competition in the health, dental, and vision insurance marketplaces.


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