Dental amalgam is "durable, safe and effective" despite containing mercury, the American Dental Association reaffirmed, responding to a recent statement by the Food and Drug Administration.
The American Dental Association emphasized that dentists, as essential health care workers, should be among those groups allowed early access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
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."
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.