The spread of COVID-19 continues to be the most prominent and pressing topic in world news. As a dental health care provider, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest information so you can keep your patients and practices safe.
Below are resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), as well as dental-specific resources we have created to break down the information and support you further. This page will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Professional Guidance Documents and Links
- Providers who suspect a patient is infected with COVID-19 should immediately notify the infection control personnel at their facility and contact either the local or state health department
(1.5 CE Credits) A Clinical Perspective on Coronavirus and Important Infection Control Caveats in the Dental Healthcare Setting
Presenter: Hudson Garrett Jr. PhD
This webinar will review the current state of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak as well as evidence based strategies necessary to mitigate transmission to dental healthcare professionals and patients. The program will review a common sense approach to ensuring safety and also ensuring continuity of clinical operations within individual practice environments.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update - What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States
During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what they can do to prepare for COVID-19 including identifying persons under investigation, applying infection prevention and control measures, assessing risks for exposures, optimizing the use of personal protective equipment supplies, and managing and caring for patients (inpatient and at home).
Presenter: Eve Cuny
As we continue to cope with a global public health emergency, understanding dentistry’s role and restrictions is vital to protect the health of dental personnel, patients and the public. This course will provide dental professionals in private practice, and administrators in dental education with information on strategies to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, operate your business under increasing restrictions, manage the urgent needs of your patients, and communicate to your patients, employees, and other critical partners. During the pause that we all must take, you can also begin planning for how you will resume business when it is safe to do so.