February 25, 2022

Updates to COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Practices as of February 2022

With the continued impact of COVID-19 around the United States, it is important that dentists stay up to date on the latest guidance from the CDC, OSHA and the ADA. Here are the updates you should know about to keep your dental practice safe and in compliance with health recommendations, as of February 2022.

February 9, 2022

Tips to Safely Practice Dental Radiology During COVID-19

Many aspects of providing dental care have become more challenging during COVID-19, and the practice of dental radiology is no exception. Thankfully, recommendations for infection control have improved over the past two years of the pandemic as experts researched the virus. Read this blog to learn the top strategies for limiting COVID-19 spread and improving safety while practicing dental radiology.

August 18, 2021

Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Industry, Including Vaccine Misinformation

We remain cognizant of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our insureds, their staff and their loved ones. We recognize the rising Delta variant and its impact upon communities with a high unvaccinated population and continue to battle vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

May 28, 2021

Reflecting on the Past Year: Lessons From COVID-19 for Dentists

COVID-19 has forced substantial shifts in how dentists, and many professionals, work every day. Over the past year, dentists have had a chance to reexamine the way they practice and determine if those habits still make sense in the face of a threat like COVID-19. In a recent article, Dr. Lauren Patton reflects on the teachings of 2020. Read about the lessons she learned during the pandemic.

May 3, 2021

Study Shows Potential of Dental Practices for Public Health Surveillance

A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research marks the first COVID-19 testing survey of asymptomatic patients in a dental setting. The paper showed the potential for dental offices to be viable and powerful locations for public health surveillance. The authors of the study identified dental offices as a good location for research for several reasons.

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April 19, 2021

Study Shows the Mouth is an Important Site for COVID-19 Infection

The oral cavity is an important site for COVID-19 infection, a recent study in Nature Medicine found. The researchers set out to better understand the “involvement of the oral cavity” in COVID-19. What they found has implications for the growing understanding of COVID-19 and the continued global effort to reduce the transmission of the virus.

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