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  1. California dental office remains open for emergencies, struggles to get protective masks

    San Francisco-based 7X7 Oral Surgery Specialists is among the few dental practices in the area continuing to treat emergency patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to local CBS affiliate KPIX.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Washington dentist allegedly set fire to medical gowns, masks in attempt to burn down office

    A dentist who was being evicted from his office allegedly doused medical gowns and masks with accelerant and set fires in his exam and X-ray rooms, according to The Seattle Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 10 states with economies most exposed to COVID-19

    States are preparing for the upcoming dramatic economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. ADA compiles COVID-19 data for dentists

    The American Dental Association has compiled data from the CDC, World Health Organization and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University so dentists can track COVID-19 cases, both in the U.S. and worldwide.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. What dentists need to know about Small Business Administration loans

    The American Dental Association created a fact sheet for dentists applying for small business loans through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Delta Dental creates $500K emergency fund for Midwest dental clinics

    The Delta Dental Foundation is giving $500,000 to help safety-net dental clinics and nonprofits in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio amid the pandemic, according to a March 30 news release, cited by WILX 10.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. California dentists can register to help with COVID-19 response

    Dentists in California can register to assist with the state's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the California Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. ADA offers resources to handle stress during COVID-19 outbreak

    The American Dental Association is offering free resources for dentists regarding stress management amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. 4 steps Smile Brands has implemented amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands has released COVID-19 official sterilization protocols to stop the spread of the virus.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Pennsylvania reverses dental restrictions, allows emergency procedures

    The Pennsylvania Health Department adjusted its dental restrictions after facing backlash from dentists claiming the March 22 order prevented even emergency procedures, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Michigan dental practice remains open, helps save patient’s life

    A dental practice in Lansing, Mich., has remained open despite guidance from state officials to close. By doing so, the practice was able to help save a patient’s life, according to local news station WLNS.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. What the $2 trillion stimulus package means for dentists

    President Donald Trump passed a $2 trillion emergency spending bill March 27 to combat the economic effect of COVID-19. Below are provisions of the legislation relevant to dentists, as explained by Chad Gehani, DDS, American Dental Association president.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. ADA publishes COVID-19 resources page for dentists

    The American Dental Association has created a webpage of resources and guidance for dentists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 'Dentists offices aren't thinking of their bottom line right now,' Pennsylvania dental group CEO says

    Dental offices across Pennsylvania are donating their supplies to front-line providers who are treating patients with COVID-19, according to FOX43.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. How Aspen Dental is responding to COVID-19

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental has temporarily closed its practices and is only treating patients with emergency and urgent dental needs in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. California takes back 1M masks given to dental association

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a "dire time" for public health and the dental profession, the California Dental Association had to return 1 million face masks given by the state to protect dentists, according to a March 25 letter written by CDA President Richard Nagy, DDS.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. California dentists prepare for long-term financial effects of COVID-19

    Dentists in Southern California are anticipating devastating financial blows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The OC Register.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. New Jersey's 7,000 dentists urged to volunteer at hospitals, health systems

    Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Dean Cecile Feldman, DMD, is urging dentists to volunteer at healthcare facilities across New Jersey in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, she wrote in The Star-Ledger.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dental patients are crowding ERs, providers say

    Healthcare workers say emergency rooms are seeing increasing numbers of patients requiring emergency dental work as dental offices across the U.S. have canceled regular appointments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Georgia dentist 3D-prints masks for hospital staff

    In the wake of a shortage of N95 masks, a Georgia dentist is using his orthodontic office to 3D print substitute masks, according to local news station 11Alive.com.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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