ADA Humanitarian Award deadline extended to September
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ADA Humanitarian Award deadline extended to September

2020 has been a doozie so far, hasn’t it? And as the nation continues the process of recovery from all that has been dealt out so far this year, the American Dental Association is making plans to give one of its highest humanitarian awards next year. Nominations for the 2021 ADA Humanitarian Award can be…

Webinar for new dentists examines what makes humans happy
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Webinar for new dentists examines what makes humans happy

Raise your hand if you want to take a break from the heavy stuff and talk about something happy for just a little while. Right, me too. New dentists who wish to increase their own happiness, especially while living in the days of attempting to build their dental practice during a world health pandemic, can…

6 tips for dentists to stay safe and gain new clients after reopening
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6 tips for dentists to stay safe and gain new clients after reopening

A recent survey of over 1,000 dental practices conducted by Net32 revealed that dentists across the country were generally very fearful about the prospect of resuming their practices in a COVID-19 world, as state stay-at-home mandates are lifted. Hundreds of comments were related to safety of themselves, their staff, and their patients. In an effort…

Dentists urge aid for dental practices in next round of federal stimulus
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Dentists urge aid for dental practices in next round of federal stimulus

Dental practices across the nation are just one category of small businesses that have suffered, both economically and logistically, due to the near-national shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And as lawmakers are working on the next relief package, the American Dental Association, on behalf of its 163,000 members, is urging Congress to include…

ADA updates PPE recommendations for dental practices
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ADA updates PPE recommendations for dental practices

To help assist and guide dentists across the nation who are reopening their practices as state mandates are lifted, the ADA issued an updated statement and interim guidance April 18 on the specific personal protective equipment recommended in order to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as guidance on ways to minimize the risk…

With dental practices seeing ‘emergency cases only,’ what constitutes a dental emergency?
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With dental practices seeing ‘emergency cases only,’ what constitutes a dental emergency?

As with most medical practices in America today, the vast majority of dental practices are limiting care to urgent and emergency cases to limit exposure to COVID-19, preserve personal protection equipment (PPE) and reduce the burden on the healthcare system at large. But as these recommendations and restrictions are put in place, some dental practices…

COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress has implications for dentists
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COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress has implications for dentists

In a month otherwise filled with tough news, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package that is designed to help people, states and businesses all across the country that are devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — passed the Senate on March 25 and…

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