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CDC, ADA experts unpack pandemic’s impact on profession

ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference opens Oct. 15 with discussion on how 2020 has changed dentistry

October 14, 2020

By David Burger

The Oct. 15 Opening Session features a topic that has been at the forefront of every dentist and patients’ minds this year: the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and Beyond: Leading a Profession Through Uncharted Territory commences at 5:30 p.m. CDT Oct. 15 and is sponsored by Laurel Road. The session is worth 0.5 continuing education credits.

Thursday’s panel will reflect on how dentistry has come back stronger than ever and what the future holds for practicing dentists.

Moderated by Dr. Marcelo Araujo, Ph.D., ADA chief science officer and CEO of the ADA Science & Research Institute, the panel features Dr. Mia Geisinger, chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and professor at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, and Casey Hannan, director of the division of oral health in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.