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ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation
Maintain focus on urgent, emergency dental care only, Association says



Current data on COVID-19

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

ADA will share Paycheck Protection Program information as soon as it becomes available

The Association is waiting for clear guidance from the Small Business Administration on the best way to help dentists considering applying for Paycheck Protection Program 7(a) loans.


ADA releases interim guidance on minimizing COVID-19 transmission risk when treating dental emergencies

The American Dental Association has released interim guidance for dentists on how to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission before, during and after treating dental emergencies.

HPI poll examines impact of COVID-19 on dental practices

The ADA Health Policy Institute launched an ongoing biweekly poll the week of March 23 that shows 76% of dentists surveyed had closed their offices to all but emergency patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Labor Department says employers with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt from new law

Employers with fewer than 50 employees, including dental practices, may be exempt from a provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that requires them to provide emergency paid sick leave and expanded medical leave to employees in certain COVID-19 circumstances, the U.S. Department of Labor said April 1.

New fact sheet guides dentists on SBA loans

The ADA has a new fact sheet available for dentists applying for Small Business Administration loans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dentists may need to reapply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Dentists who previously applied for Economic Injury Disaster Loans prior to March 29 but who did not receive a Small Business Administration number are being asked to reapply for the loans as soon as possible using a new form.

ADA joins other health care organizations in appeal for more PPE, other supplies

The ADA and other health care organizations signed a public statement March 27 saying they “strongly” support emergency efforts at the federal level to dramatically increase the production and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other necessary medical equipment and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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