The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that people delay dental care. However, as stated in a recent statement, the American Dental Association (ADA) "respectfully yet strongly disagrees."
Obtaining informed consent creates a legal doctrine that protects you as the dentist while also protecting patients' rights. Here, we answer questions our policyholders ask most frequently about the process.
To help dentists plan for recovery, the ADA in March began projecting the effects of the pandemic. In its most recent iteration of the data, the ADA foresees four likely scenarios, barring another shutdown.
The CDC has updated its guidance on infection protection and control for dental practices delivering care during the pandemic.