The CDC has updated its guidance on infection protection and control for dental practices delivering care during the pandemic.
When dental practices return to more standard care, they’ll have to do so while mitigating the spread of the virus. The ADA’s Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines are available to help them prioritize the safety of patients, dentists and staff as long as COVID-19 infection remains a risk.
Out of concern for the health of patients and staff, the American Dental Association (ADA) is recommending that dentists postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks.
Several healthcare organizations have endorsed new guidelines for pediatric patients undergoing deep sedation and anesthesia during dental procedures.