September 7, 2021

Risk of Spreading COVID-19 During Dental Procedures? Fairly Low, Study Finds

At the beginning of COVID-19, dental practices were initially seen as a particularly risky location to visit. After all, dentists work in patients’ mouths, patients can’t wear a mask during dental treatment and we’ve come to understand that SARS-CoV-2 is present in the mouth. However, recent research found that dental procedures during COVID-19 are not much riskier than taking a drink of water.

August 24, 2021

Dentists’ Feelings About Teledentistry Changed During COVID-19. Here’s How.

The healthcare sector has changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. One of the most notable changes for dentists is the increased use of teledentistry. A study in Colombia aimed to study the impact of COVID-19 on dentists’ knowledge and attitudes toward teledentistry. Here’s what they found.

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 24, 2021

Full Circle With Dr. Chad Gehani: From Mumbai to Queens

From humble beginnings in Mumbai, India, to leadership roles at every level of organized dentistry, Dr. Chad Gehani is the epitome of a heartwarming success story and a man with a full personal and professional life. Serving as president of the ADA through October 2020, Dr. Gehani led the charge to keep dentists apprised of ever-changing information as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and provided guidelines and strategies as dental practices began to reopen. We asked Dr. Gehani to share some of his experiences, as well as his thoughts on why membership is important to both the individual dentist and the profession.

May 10, 2021

School-based Health Centers Reopen in New York After Advocacy of NYSDA and Others

School-based Health Centers, an important source of primary, dental and mental healthcare for New York students, are officially open again after a lengthy mandated shutdown due to COVID-19. The reopening is largely thanks to the advocacy of the New York State Dental Association and other organizations in the state.