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  1. Louisiana dental offices postpone non-emergency treatment until April 16

    State officials in Louisiana have asked dental offices to suspend all non-emergency services until April 16, according to  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. U of Iowa dental student tests positive for COVID-19, patient alerted

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa began notifying students and a patient at its dental clinic March 19 that a dental student had self-identified as testing positive for COVID-19.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Here's what dentists have to say about practice shutdowns amid the outbreak

    Below are statements from four dentists or dental organizations closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic:  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Dental board suspensions extremely rare: Only 0.1% of dentists suspended a year

    On average, state dental boards suspend only 0.1 percent of dentists' licenses each year, according to a USA Today analysis.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Dentists across the country deliver supplies to hospitals

    Dentists across the country are voluntarily gifting local hospitals and government agencies their medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Henry Schein CEO warns consumers against hoarding medical masks, lack of pandemic preparedness

    The Chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, Stanley Bergman, is pleading with consumers to stop hoarding medical masks, according to his op-ed for the World Economic Forum.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. North American Dental develops outbreak protocol for dentists

    Pittsburgh, Pa.-based North American Dental Group has developed an "essential treatment only" model, along with infection control procedures, for dental practices to use amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. How dental colleges are responding to coronavirus

    Dental colleges have moved classes online, encouraged social distancing and are canceling sponsored travel and events to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a news release from the American Dental Association.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. CMS says dentists should stop elective procedures amid pandemic

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma urged all healthcare providers, including dentists, to cancel non-urgent procedures, according to a March 18 news conference.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Florida dental student with COVID-19 treated patients while sick

    A dental student at Gainesville-based University of Florida College of Dentistry treated patients while sick with COVID-19, according to The Gainesville Sun.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Chicago DSO limits hours to 3 a week

    To combat the spread of coronavirus, Chicago-based DecisionOne Dental Partners plans to open its practices for three hours a week.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Wallethub: States with most, least aggressive measures against COVID-19

    Rhode Island has taken the most aggressive measures against COVID-19, while Wyoming has taken the least, according to a March 17 WalletHub report.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Michigan Dental Association asks offices to close for 2 weeks

    The Michigan Dental Association recommended dental offices throughout the state to shut down for the next two weeks, beginning March 17, according to local NBC affiliate WOOD.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. ADA urges dentists to delay all elective procedures

    The American Dental Association is asking all dentists to postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Wisconsin dentist pleads guilty to opioid fraud

    A Portage, Wis.-based dentist pleaded guilty March 12 to obtaining oxycodone by use of misrepresentation, fraud and deception, according to a Department of Justice news release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. OSHA's coronavirus guidance: 6 steps dentists can take to reduce risk of exposure

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued new guidance for healthcare providers to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Missouri dental center payment system hacked, nearly $10K stolen

    Eureka, Mo.-based Oral Facial Surgery Center reported that its internet-based payment system was hacked and nearly $10,000 was stolen, according to The Leader.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Kaiser slashes dental appointments by 75% due to coronavirus concerns

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente announced March 15 that all nonemergency medical and dental procedures in Oregon and Southwest Washington will be postponed through the end of the month, according to The Oregonian.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 8 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Dental events canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

    Numerous dental conferences and clinics have been canceled amid rising COVID-19 concerns.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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