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ADA recovery task force releases hazard assessment guide, checklist

With a goal of reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread to dental team employees and their patients, the hazard assessment reflects recommendations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Identification and Assessment, one of the elements in its Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs.




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 Humanitarian Award submission period open until Sept. 15

The call for nominations for the 2021 ADA Humanitarian Award is open through Sept. 15 with a focus on domestic service this year.


CDC dental guidance webinar set for June 3

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is presenting a webinar at 2 p.m. EST June 3 to discuss its updated guidance for dental care during the pandemic.

House passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation May 28 aimed at giving small businesses more time and flexibility to use their Paycheck Protection Program funds.

Organized Dentistry Coalition supports two bills to improve Paycheck Protection Program

The Organized Dentistry Coalition is supporting two efforts by Congress to reform the Paycheck Protection Program.

Nebraska pediatric dentist shares experiences of reopening practice after pandemic spurred closure

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Meeske and her family were on their way to a basketball tournament when she found out about her state’s stay-at-home order that would force her to close her thriving practice on March 17.  


ADA recovery task force releases hazard assessment guide, checklist

The ADA Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery released May 26 a hazard assessment guide and checklist for dental settings as part of an effort to enable dentists to provide care in a safe and healthy work environment.

E-book: How to integrate digital intraoral scanning into general practice

This Carestream-sponsored e-book helps dentists incorporate digital intraoral scanning into the treatment workflow. Download the free e-book.


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