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New ADA flowchart covers steps if staff, household member test positive for COVID-19

The ADA has updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and released a new flowchart with guidance to follow if a staff member or someone in a staff member's household tests positive for COVID-19.



Current data on COVID-19

Coronavirus iconCheck this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.

What to expect when you’re expecting during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Pregnancy and birth during COVID-19 weren’t the experiences that I had envisioned when we became pregnant in 2019,” Dr. Alexa Vitek-Hitchcock said. “But in the end, we still have a beautiful, healthy baby that every day reminds us that life is about relationships and the love we have for one another.”

DEA warns of scammers posing as employees threatening punishment for alleged drug violations

The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning registered practitioners and members of the public about telephone calls from scammers posing as DEA employees to defraud and extort victims.

HHS extends Provider Relief Fund deadline to Aug. 28

Following ADA advocacy, HHS announced it is extending the deadline for all dentists to apply for funding through the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.

ADA weighs in on HEALS Act

As Congress works on the next COVID-19 legislative package, the American Dental Association is urging lawmakers to continue providing relief to dental practices facing economic burdens in the wake of the pandemic.

Ninth wave of HPI poll shows dental care rebound tapering off

The economic recovery of dental offices remained largely unchanged since two weeks ago, with 98% of dental offices open and patient volume at 71% of pre-COVID-19 levels, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute impact of COVID-19 poll for the week of July 13.

Save the date for ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference

The ADA FDC Annual Meeting is moving forward as the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference, a live and on-demand experience scheduled for Oct. 15-17.

ADA Health Policy Institute launches ‘Survey of Dental Practice’

The ADA Health Policy Institute is looking for dentists to complete its “Survey of Dental Practice.”

E-book: Why Digital Dentistry Is More Important Than Ever

During this business recovery phase from COVID-19, digital dental technology delivers the right tools to help meet the challenges. This Glidewell-sponsored e-book helps you navigate today's challenges for a successful future.


E-book: A Digital Workflow Can Increase Production, Decrease Chair Time

This free Planmeca-sponsored e-book describes how a digital workflow helped this Nashville dental practice improve practice efficiency, the patient experience and the quality of care. Technology can empower your practice to grow.


Business Analysis: How to Restore Dental Operations Safely and Effectively

This free, in-depth white paper, sponsored by Rectangle Health, outlines tactics and advice to help dental practices improve the patient experience and offer contactless business solutions for improved safety and business efficiency.


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