U.S. reps urge CDC to address disinfectant shortage November 12, 2020 -- Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives who are also dentists are urging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address a shortage of disinfectants and are asking for guidance that would help clinicians know what to do when these products aren't available, the ADA reported.
ADA supports point-of-care COVID-19 testing by dentists November 6, 2020 -- If a chronic disease or other medical condition such as COVID-19 could complicate dental care or put patients and dental staff at risk, point-of-care testing is within a dentist's scope of practice, the ADA said.
Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines will rely on public trust November 4, 2020 -- The fight against the pandemic hinges on more than the efficacy of upcoming COVID-19 vaccines. The path to victory depends on how the public perceives the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, according to a recent discussion by a panel of physicians and scientists. Discuss
Dental trends: How infection control has changed and will continue to change November 2, 2020 -- COVID-19 has not only changed our society and industry but also brought forward just how important infection control and prevention is in every dental practice. Michelle Lee, executive director of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, discussed where our industry has been since COVID-19 arrived and the preparations for staying on guard heading into 2021. Discuss