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ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation

April 3, 2020 | News

CHICAGO — The current American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but emergency care expires on April 6. The new interim recommendation from the ADA is that dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest. 

A-dec joins the fight against COVID-19

April 2, 2020 | Business

Newberg, Ore. — A-dec has announced that it is manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has been working to develop a variety of PPE products that are in critical need by health-care workers.

Henry Schein announces further efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2020 | Business

MELVILLE, N.Y.— Henry Schein Inc. announced it will serve as the exclusive distributor in the United States of a second point-of-care rapid test kit that can detect antibodies associated with COVID-19 in as few as 15 minutes.

AAE tells governors and state health officials that endodontists need PPE

April 1, 2020 | News

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is telling governors and state health officials that endodontists, who are essential emergency health care providers, should receive N95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

Your donations are needed

March 30, 2020 | News

The Greater New York Dental Meeting, along with its co-sponsors, the New York County Dental Society, representing the Dentists of Manhattan, and the Second District Dental Society, representing the Dentists of Brooklyn and Staten Island, have teamed up with the National Dental Association to help support the need for masks, gowns, gloves and any other infection control products you might have in your offices.

Forward Science making hand sanitizer for Houston-area hospitals

March 27, 2020 | Business | News

HOUSTON, Texas, USA: Forward Science, a Houston-based and locally operated MedTech company, is producing hand sanitizer to meet market demands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henry Schein announces availablity of point-of-care antibody rapid test

March 26, 2020 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. announced today (March 26, 2020) the availability of an antibody rapid blood test, known as Standard Q COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test, intended to be administered at the point of care. According to the company, the test delivers results within 15 minutes from a pinprick with no instrumentation required.

Academy of Osseointegration elects Dr. Clark M. Stanford 34th president

March 26, 2020 | Events | News

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., USA: Clark M. Stanford, DDS, PhD, MHA, prosthodontist and distinguished professor and dean, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, has been elected as the Academy of Osseointegration’s 34th president.

AAPD 2020 Annual Session canceled

March 25, 2020 | Events | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry board of trustees has canceled the AAPD 2020 Annual Session that had been scheduled for May 21–24 in Nashville, Tenn.

Disposable saliva ejectors offered free to dental practices handling emergency procedures

March 24, 2020 | News

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., USA: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, through June 31, DOVE Dental Products will provide 25 SE Plus Single-use Disposable Saliva Ejectors at no cost to any U.S. dental office requiring a disposable option for emergency services.

Citizen science: Flossing and dental visits correlate to healthier mouths

March 24, 2020 | Education | News

FORT COLLINS, Colo., USA: Most people know that good oral hygiene – brushing, flossing and regular dental visits – is linked to good health. Colorado State University microbiome researchers offer fresh evidence to support that conventional wisdom, by taking a close look at invisible communities of microbes that live in every mouth.

Greater New York Dental Meeting planning remains on track

March 23, 2020 | Events | News

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: With New York among the states hit hardest to date by spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, organizers of the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting remain “cautiously optimistic” that the November meeting will take place as scheduled, and planning for the meeting is moving forward.

Online dental auction will benefit preventive services for children

March 20, 2020 | News

America’s ToothFairy has launched its 6th annual online charity auction. Bid For Smiles will run from March 20 to 27. Dental products and equipment will be available for bid at deep discounts. Proceeds raised will go to preventive service programs to help kids in need prevent tooth decay.

California Dental Association cancels its annual Anaheim meeting

March 19, 2020 | News

SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA: Referring to the latest public health guidance designed to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the California Dental Association has cancelled CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. The annual meeting had been scheduled for May 14–16 in Anaheim, Calif.

AAE provides considerations for dental and endodontic care during COVID-19 crisis

March 19, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement came at a time when other dental organizations revealed similar recommendations regarding dental care and emergency vs. non-emergency treatment.

COVID-19 prompts cancellation of 2020 AACD meeting

March 18, 2020 | News

MADISON, Wis., USA: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has cancelled its 36th AACD Annual Scientific Session due to the ongoing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The event had been scheduled for April 22–25 in Orlando.

Henry Schein launches COVID-19 Resource Center

March 18, 2020 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has launched the COVID-19 Resource Center, a web-based hub that provides industry-specific information to help office-based dental and medical practitioners navigate the COVID-19 outbreak.

CDC guidelines for COVID-19 control in dental settings

March 17, 2020 | News

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: The American Dental Association is urging dental professionals across the U.S. to view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 situation summary web page for current insight.

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