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  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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. Trends in the DSO market

    In a recent Dentistry Uncovered podcast, Howard Farran, CEO of the Chicago-based Cavity Dental Group spoke with Becker’s Healthcare publisher Scott Becker about trends in the dentistry and the rise of dental service organizations.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Delta Dental offers financial aid to Iowa, Washington state dentists

    Delta Dental member companies in Iowa and Washington state are offering dentists financial assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a move applauded by the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Vermont dentist collects protective equipment for front-line providers

    A dentist in Vermont is collecting personal protective equipment to give to front-line healthcare providers, according to CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. CDC guidelines sought for protecting dental staff, patients during coronavirus emergencies

    The American Dental Association sent a letter March 24 to the CDC asking officials to release guidance on best practices for protecting dental staff and patients from COVID-19 transmission during emergency and urgent care treatment.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dentists sign petition to work in hospitals during COVID-19 outbreak

    Thousands of dentists and hygienists in Tennessee have signed a petition asking to assist hospitals in screening patients for the coronavirus, according to local news station WKRN.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Pennsylvania dentist 'blindsided' by health department’s order to cancel emergency visits

    A Pennsylvania dentist says he feels “blindsided” by the health department’s decision to order all dental practices to end emergency visits unless their facility meets certain guidelines, according to local news station WTAJ.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Delta Dental offering $10.5M to Iowa dentists affected by pandemic

    Delta Dental of Iowa and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation are offering $10.5 million to Iowa dentists and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS affiliate KIMT reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Idaho dentists urge governor to veto bill limiting teledentistry

    Two Idaho dentists urged Gov. Brad Little to veto legislation that would limit teledentistry practices, calling the timing of the billing "downright offensive" in an opinion piece published by the Idaho Statesman.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Western Dental closes majority of offices amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental announced March 20 that a limited number of offices will remain open to provide emergency services to patients.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Massachusetts dental offices remain open, treating non-urgent patients, hygienist says

    Massachusetts dental hygienist and a spokesperson for the Massachusetts Dental Hygienist Association Katherine Soal says dental offices across the state have remained open, according to Boston.com.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. North Carolina dentist loses license for incompetent care of 19 patients

    A North Carolina dentist had his license revoked by the state dental board for incompetence and malpractice in the care of 19 patients, according to WECT 6.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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