During the COVID-19 pandemic, every aspect of our lives has taken a drastic turn. And while many activities grind to a halt, health-related conditions don’t always follow the same strategy. Dental problems often occur at the most inopportune time, and our current situation amplifies that challenge.
The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines currently recommend that dentists suspend elective care and provide emergency and urgent care only. In addition, many states have mandated similar restrictions. As a result, many dentists and patients find themselves with unprecedented treatment restrictions.
GUIDELINE GOALS: Prevent the spread of COVID-19 AND preserve supplies of Personal Protective Equipment for hospital providers.