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3.17.20: ISDS is following the lead of Gov. Pritzker by keeping in unison with the restrictions to protect the health of the public. ADA makes recommendations.

ISDS is following the lead of Gov. Pritzker by keeping in unison with the restrictions to protect the health of the public. ADA makes recommendations.

Updated 10:30pm, March 17, 2020

The ADA is recommending that dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, across the country. Read full story here.

“The American Dental Association recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19,” according to the March 16 statement from ADA President Chad P. Gehani. “The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments. 

 

 

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