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As some states consider reopening, ADA offers PPE guidance to dentists

April 20, 2020 | News

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommended on March 16 that dentists restrict their practices to all but urgent and emergency care. This recommendation was later extended until April 30 at the earliest. The intent of the recommendation was to observe social distancing, help mitigate the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, conserve essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical frontline colleagues, and avoid the need for patients requiring emergency dental treatment to go to overburdened hospital emergency departments.

3-D printed swabs help fill gap in COVID-19 test kits

April 16, 2020 | News

Innovation at the University of Louisville involving multiple departments has led to a promising solution for the shortage of swabs in COVID-19 test kits. In response to a request from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, UofL’s Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology (AMIST), along with faculty and students in the Schools of Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine, have created a 3-D printed swab made of a pliable resin material.

Dentists report financial impact of COVID-19 on their practices

April 15, 2020 | News

The COVID-19 crisis has caused a significant financial impact on dental practices, with collections for the vast majority of dentists less than 5 percent of what is typical. This is according to a second round of results from an ADA Health Policy Institute poll.

ProHEALTH Dental visits classrooms at Huntington YMCA for National Children’s Dental Health Month

April 13, 2020 | News

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., USA: In ongoing celebration of February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, PRoHEALTH Dental visited the Huntington YMCA to teach children in the pre-school program about the importance of good oral hygiene.

Calif. dentists may register to help with state’s COVID-19 pandemic response

April 10, 2020 | News

Sacramento, Calif. — California health-care providers will be challenged to meet the needs of patients during this pandemic, with active COVID-19 cases expected to surpass the medical capability of the state to respond within its normal workforce. Dentists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and sterile surgical techniques, are invaluable to the health-care worker surge capacity necessary to meet this need.

Coltene SciCan launches COVID-19 information resource webpage

April 9, 2020 | Business

TORONTO — As an infection control specialist, Coltene SciCan remains committed to providing solutions and sharing knowledge to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Endodontists from all three Boston dental schools provide donated care to local patients

April 8, 2020 | News

Last fall, the American Association of Endodontists provided more than 50 endodontic treatments to patients in need in the Boston area. The services were given in collaboration with the endodontics departments at all three Boston dental schools: Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics; Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Division of Endodontics; and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics.

Hinman moves 2020 meeting and program to 2021

April 7, 2020 | News

ATLANTA — The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — one of the nation’s largest dental meetings — has announced it will move the Hinman 2020 educational program, speakers and events to March 11-13, 2021.

Henry Schein opens registration for virtual wellness symposium amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 7, 2020 | News

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Henry Schein Inc. announced its latest virtual resource to help dental and medical practice owners navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academy of Osseointegration announces five new webinars for April

April 6, 2020 | News

Arlington Heights, Ill. — The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is expanding its comprehensive live webinar series to provide members and dental professionals an essential portal through which to receive cutting-edge, evidence-based insights in implant dentistry, including COVID-19, and gain valuable C.E. credits.

2020 PNDC is canceled, but meeting planners lock in dates for 2021

April 6, 2020 | Events | News

After careful consideration and with the health and safety of its attendees in mind, the Washington State Dental Association has decided to cancel the 2020 Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, which was scheduled to take place May 28-30 in Seattle.

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.

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