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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February 8, 2021

Understanding the Legal Issues Related to Mandatory Vaccination of Dental Employees

Can dental professionals mandate COVID-19 vaccination in their offices? This article will explore the legal issues surrounding employee vaccination, focusing on employment laws, what the need is for a vaccinated workforce and development of a voluntary or mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees.