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Patient communication resource center available to help welcome patients back

The ADA launched a Patient Return Resource Center July 7 with customizable communication tools for practices to use with patients during this time when many dentists are reopening.





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, coalition urges Congress for $4.5 billion investment in public health infrastructure

The Association joined a coalition of more than 250 organizations in urging Congress to include a significant, long-term investment in the public health infrastructure as it considers new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HHS opens Provider Relief Fund to dentists

Dentists who were previously ineligible for relief can now apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Provider Relief Fund.

Fluoridation series on tap through July

Three ADA continuing education webinars remain in July in honor of the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation.


IRS offers guidance on sick, family leave reporting requirements

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance July 8 intended to help employers fulfill the requirement to report the amount of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


WHO survey seeks feedback to evaluate COVID-19's impact on dentistry

The World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Community Dentistry in Milan is seeking input from dentists around the world on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them.

Eighth wave of HPI poll shows dental care rebound slowing down

Patient volume has recovered to an average of 70% of pre-COVID-19 levels, though there are signs the rebound is slowing down, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute impact of COVID-19 poll for the week of June 29.

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.


ADA readers are invited to contribute opinions about dental topics. Read their letters and MyView columns here.

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