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Sep 9 2021
In light of the recent surges in COVID-19 cases around the country, the American Dental Association recently released a new fact sheet containing information about the Delta variant and why vaccination and masks continue to be recommended by the ADA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fact sheet states that the ADA and the ... [continue reading]
Sep 9 2021
All in-person events hosted by the ODA Annual Session will follow any city, county, state, federal and/or CDC COVID-19 mandates in place at the time of the event. All in-person attendees must abide by ODA’s policies. Practices currently scheduled to be in place include hand sanitation stations throughout the event venues, the availability of ... [continue reading]
Aug 11 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings. The update removes the recommendation that dental personnel should avoid aerosol-generating procedures for all patients. The guidance now states that dentists should avoid aerosol-generating procedures in a typical dental operatory ... [continue reading]
Aug 11 2021
The American Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 resource for dental offices, “Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19.” The document is available free to members as a benefit of membership and provides updated information for dentists to consider as they assess COVID-19 workplace hazards and make decisions that are best ... [continue reading]
Jul 12 2021
Dental practices are mostly exempt from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from COVID-19, providing they are not treating COVID-19 positive or COVID-19 symptomatic patients. Dental practices should continue to follow and document certain work practices such ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
Just over a year after dental offices were able to resume care after shutting down for a month and a half, COVID-19 ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
DentaQuest, LLC made a $200,000 donation to provide much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Ohio dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with OhioDDS partner Midway Dental Supply, DentaQuest provided Ohio dentists with the opportunity to request a credit of $100 to order a selection of popular PPE. Midway also donated additional ... [continue reading]
Jun 21 2021
As more Ohioans become vaccinated, many health orders are being lifted. Dentists should be aware, however, that the guidelines set out by the Ohio State Dental Board regarding care during the COVID-19 pandemic remain in effect at the time of print. The CDC has also recently posted updated information regarding mask guidance for fully vaccinated ... [continue reading]
May 14 2021
The Ohio Dental Association recently released a new COVID-19 online CE course for members. The course, “COVID-19 Update: From Vaccines to Aerosols,” is presented by Dr. Tom Paumier, an ODA past president. Paumier is a general dentist in Canton and served on the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery created in response to ... [continue reading]
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