“How was this vaccine developed so quickly?” “Is the vaccine safe and effective?” “I’m pregnant (or planning to be). Is it safe to get vaccinated?” When patients ask these questions, dentists can have the answers.
Check this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.
The ADA is presenting a free webinar in March that will review the science of COVID-19 vaccines, and vaccines in general, as they relate to fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and more.
The ADA is part of a new effort spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of lowering the chance of patients contracting nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia through the maintenance of good oral health.
The vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions among their respective patients have increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute’s latest data from its COVID-19 economic impact tracking poll conducted the week of Feb. 15.
The ADA is supporting legislation aimed at improving the health workforce shortage and health disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help protect themselves and others and stop the pandemic, according to the CDC.
With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing unprecedented challenges for health care workers, Alliance of the American Dental Association President Susanne Espinosa and her husband, Ernesto Espinosa, D.D.S., have focused on getting through this health crisis as a family.
Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act can be difficult for dental offices to navigate.
Many health care providers across the country are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and dental students Dan, Ben and LaShonda are no exception. The trio of fourth-year University of Maryland School of Dentistry students were among those the university helped get vaccinated.
The Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 27 issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine — the first one-shot vaccine to be authorized for the prevention of COVID-19.