CDA: Dentists should stay vigilant after getting vaccine
January 27, 2021 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is telling dentists in the state to stay vigilant about infection control procedures even after their staff has received the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination does not eliminate the obligations of dental practice owners to maintain workplace safety standards.  Discuss
Ga. dentists sign on to governor's COVID-19 vaccine plan
January 26, 2021 -- Dentists in Georgia are voicing their support for a plan issued by Gov. Brian Kemp to enlist dentists to help administer vaccinations for COVID-19. The Georgia Dental Association also plans to ask dentists to volunteer to administer shots.  Discuss
Some dental procedures halted in UAE due to COVID-19
January 25, 2021 -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has directed health facilities in some parts of the country to postpone nonessential surgeries, including some dental procedures.
SS White, Grignard Pure form distribution partnership
January 25, 2021 -- SS White has announced a distribution partnership with Grignard Pure, the maker of a continuous antimicrobial air treatment solution.
Which states are safest from COVID-19?
January 22, 2021 -- The health of the economy relies heavily on whether people in the U.S. feel safe to return to work, shopping, and other activities as the nation tucks into its second year of the pandemic. As more people get vaccinated, more states will lift COVID-19-related restrictions.  Discuss
Did a dentist diagnose SARS-CoV-2 from a dental exam?
January 19, 2021 -- Sores and bleeding gums in the healthy mouths of two teenage siblings may have led to a longtime Maryland dentist diagnosing the first asymptomatic cases of SARS-CoV-2 from oral lesions during a routine dental visit.  Discuss
Surviving and thriving through the pandemic: Business insights for multipractice offices
January 19, 2021 -- Dr. Oleg Drut and his Diamond Braces locations had big plans for 2020 -- and then COVID-19 hit. However, his business has successfully weathered the pandemic economy, opening six new offices and hiring 80 new staff members. How did he and his team do it? He shares his story in this article.  Discuss
Are you performing aerosol-generating procedures safely?
January 18, 2021 -- The risk of exposure to infections such as SARS-CoV-2 from aerosol-generating procedures appears low in open plan clinics where there are several feet of distance between bays, according to a study published online January 6 in the Journal of Dentistry.  Discuss
Is a helmet key to protecting dentists, team members from SARS-CoV-2?
January 12, 2021 -- A newly designed open-faced, disposable helmet that is connected to an air filtration pump and can be worn by patients may minimize the transmission of infection, including SARS-CoV-2, to dental teams, according to a study published on January 12 in Physics of Fluids.  Discuss
CDA provides COVID-19 vaccine information
January 11, 2021 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has provided updated information for dentists on COVID-19 vaccination in the state.