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.

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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