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ADA Health Policy Institute

Will COVID-19 Weaken the Dental Care Safety Net?

(September 2020 - 62 min)

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During the webinar, we explored topics including how patient volume compares in high and low income areas, if dentists have been dropping out of Medicaid since the onset of the pandemic, and if hospital operating room time for high need dental patients is being limited due to the hospital “surge.”



Marko Vujicic – Chief Economist & Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute


Chelsea Fosse – Senior Health Policy Analyst, ADA Health Policy Institute



  • Monica Hebl – Burleigh Dental
  • Darwin Hayes – DDS, MHA, FAGD, State Dental Director, New Jersey
  • Nicole Weddell – DDS, MSD, Weddell Pediatric Dentistry