ADA offers return-to-work toolkit for practices
April 28, 2020 -- The ADA's Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery has created a Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit to help dentists resume practice operations as some states begin to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q&A with Teresa Duncan on PPE and insurance reimbursement
April 27, 2020 -- Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan joins Editor-in-Chief Kevin Henry on a podcast to discuss what she is hearing about reimbursement for dental practices when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE) in the coming days as dentists and team members start to get back to work.  Discuss
Poll: 71% uncomfortable seeing dentists during COVID-19 pandemic
April 24, 2020 -- About three in four patients do not feel safe visiting their dentists for nonurgent dental treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released by the dental service organization North American Dental Group.  Discuss
DenMat unveils new hard surface cleanser
April 23, 2020 -- DenMat Holdings has unveiled a hard surface cleanser, the second product in the company's new line of infection control products.
46% of dental offices may collapse if COVID-19 restrictions continue
April 22, 2020 -- A whopping 46% of dentists believe they will not be able to sustain their practices if they are forced to keep postponing all nonemergency treatments through the end of August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
ADA offers PPE guidance to dentists
April 21, 2020 -- The ADA has offered new interim guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for dentists reopening their practices when state mandates are lifted.
Cannabidiol may help antibiotics fight resistant bacteria
April 20, 2020 -- As many people around the U.S. celebrate the marijuana-centered holiday 4/20 today, they may not realize the plant has more to offer than a good high. Combining antibiotics with a cannabis-derived chemical may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.  Discuss
CDS, dentists donate PPE to front-line workers
April 17, 2020 -- The Chicago Dental Society (CDS) and local dentists have donated thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare professionals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
When can I reopen my practice safely? Rely on data, not dates
April 16, 2020 -- Like so many of you, Dr. Margaret Scarlett is ready to start seeing nonemergency patients again. When might that happen? Dr. Scarlett gives you her ideas on why some key indicators will play a bigger role in that decision than anything else.  Discuss
New trial to look at antiviral oral spray to prevent COVID-19
April 16, 2020 -- University Hospitals in Cleveland plans to begin a clinical trial that investigates whether an over-the-counter antiviral oral spray can prevent airborne transmission of COVID-19 to front-line healthcare workers.  Discuss