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Safe Dental Offices | COVID-19 Incidence: no occupational transmission

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Incidence of COVID-19 virus transmission in three dental offices: a 6-month retrospective study.external icon Froum et al. International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry (November 6, 2020). Key findings: No occupationally-acquired infections were identified among staff involved in care of 2,810 patients that often included aerosol-generating procedures. No patients reported COVID-19 symptoms two weeks after having an aerosol-generating dental procedure, suggesting no transmission from office staff to patients. Methods: Retrospective study in three different dental offices between March 15 to September 15, 2020 in New York using enhanced infection control measures.  All patients were contacted two weeks post-procedure to determine whether they experienced...

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Calif Dentists to Order & Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

MaryLou Austin

Order Waiving Restrictions on Dentists Relating to Ordering and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines Effective On March 4, 2020, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare to respond to an increasing number of individuals requiring medical care and hospitalization as a result of a broader spread of COVID-19. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, during the State of Emergency, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates for Dentists January 4, 2021

MaryLou Austin

COVID-19 Vaccine UpdatesCDA advocacy efforts continue, vaccine administration waiver for dentists grantedThe rate by which dentists are receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations varies widely across the state, depending on county-level distribution. CDA is working closely with State Oral Health Director Dr. Jayanth Kumar to communicate with county public health officers the importance of vaccinating dental offices as soon as possible.CDA has provided an overview of California’s vaccine administration plan, what is known about local logistics for vaccinating dental team members and ongoing advocacy efforts. An extensive FAQ on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is also available to members.DCA permits dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccinesAs a...

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COVID Guidance for Dental Offices: No charge

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Dear Worldwide Dental Colleagues: The latest ) COVID Guidance for Dental Settings is available  by CLICKING HERE . You can download the entire PDF file with no charge.  MyDentalCE.com is dedicated to getting your offices open safely and supporting the CE needs of our customers. Our entire course catalog is available for safe CE & OSHA training in your office. Send us an email with your inquiry:  MyDentalCE@gmail.com

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California Dentists PPE Kits Now Available

MaryLou Austin

Information for California dentists about PPE for emergencies

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