As you are aware, the world is watching the COVID-19 situation closely. Actions have been taken on the national and state and local levels to address it. We are also watching this crisis and are monitoring the situation as it develops.
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The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, across the country.
“The American Dental Association recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19,” according to the March 16 statement from ADA President Chad P. Gehani. “The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.
“As health care professionals, it is up to dentists to make well-informed decisions about their patients and practices. The ADA is committed to providing the latest information to the profession in a useful and timely manner. The ADA is continually evaluating and will update its recommendation on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the latest information. If you have questions that are not answered by the FAQ posted at ADA.org/virus, please email MSC@ada.org.”
Additionally, understanding the economic burden, the ADA also released this:
Washington — As Congress works on a third legislation package in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the ADA is asking lawmakers to include provisions on how to assist dental practices and other small businesses facing economic burdens.
In a March 18 letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ADA President Chad P. Gehani and Kathleen T. O’Loughlin let the lawmakers know that the Association is doing “its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19″ by asking dentists nationwide to postpone nonemergency procedures and only treat emergency dental care cases over the next three weeks. The letter was sent to every member of Congress and was also part of a March 19 ADA email blast to dentists.