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Overcoming fear and the battle in our brains

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire world off balance. In order to cope, it is important to know that there is a battle going on in our brains between fear and contentment. But, with a lot of hard work and commitment, contentment can win. In her third article about coping with the crisis, Dr. Kimberly A. Harms offers are six ideas to help your rational brain overcome your fears.



Four tasks to help you recover from the coronavirus blues
by Dr. Kimberly A. Harms

Most of us think of grief as the deep sorrow or pain associated with the death of a loved one. The truth is, however, that grief is the suffering associated with any loss. Dr. Kimberly A. Harms offers some tasks dentists can work to complete as they mourn the loss of past expectations and move forward into the future.

Keeping calm in the coronavirus crisis:
You've got this!
by Dr. Kimberly A. Harms

In just one week our practice lives have been turned upside down by a tiny virus, COVID-19. To help protect our patients and team, we are now being asked to limit treatment to emergency care for three weeks and this will have a significant financial and emotional impact on us both personally and professionally. How do we do manage a practice, take good care of our patients and keep ourselves healthy in this new and unexplored reality?

Hand hygiene for the dental team

For dental professionals, effective hand hygiene is critical for reducing the risk of transmitting organisms. Clean hands protect you and your patients. This article and accompanying video take you through the basics of hand hygiene.

ADA Member Advantage-endorsed companies respond to COVID-19 pandemic

During these uncertain times, there is a lot of anxiety and understandably some of that comes in the form of financial worries. ADA Member Advantage-endorsed companies that provide financial services have offered information for their customers and ADA members.

What to do when your practice is closed
by Dr. Suzanne Ebert

How can we navigate these times when practices are closed? After all, even the most introverted of dentists is used to interacting with people each day. I have a few ideas to help you stay positive through the coming weeks.


ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation
by David Burger

In a statement issued April 1, the ADA issued an interim recommendation that “dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest.”


ADA releases interim guidance on minimizing COVID-19 transmission risk when treating dental emergencies
by Mary Beth Versaci

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.

ADA Member Advantage-endorsed company, Lenovo, offers remote work and school solutions

Recent school cancellations and state orders to shelter in place may be putting a strain on some households sharing family computers. ADA Member Advantage advises that members are eligible for savings of up to 46% on select items from their endorsed technology provider, Lenovo, during a special sale on computers.


Practice Facts are provided by the ADA Health Policy Institute, a thought leader and trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system. HPI generates, synthesizes and disseminates innovative research on a variety of topics that are relevant to policymakers, health care advocates and providers. HPI focuses on health policy reform, access to dental care, the dental workforce, dental care utilization and benefits, dental education and oral health outcomes. HPI also offers credible, personalized consulting services using its data to provide clients with in-depth insights into the dental economic landscape.


Dental Practice Success (DPS) is a quarterly digital magazine the ADA produces in cooperation with the ADA Center for Professional Success. DPS features articles from experts with tips dentists need to maximize their business, their patient care and their satisfaction.