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ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists

The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our daily lives is rapidly evolving. Here are some resources and guidance to help dentists navigate this unprecedented time for their practices, staff and patients.

Questions?  Contact ADA

You can also click the 'Live Chat' box on the right side of the screen between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Central) Monday-Friday.

Navigating this crisis takes expert guidance, collective action and you. We’re stronger together. Join our dental community.


As government mandates lift and dentists reopen practices, ADA offers a Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit & COVID-19 Hazard Assessment with recommendations before, during and after appointments to protect dentists, patients and staff.


The Latest

Last updated: August 4, 2020

Digital Event | NEW Wednesday, August 5 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. CT: How COVID-19 is Impacting Dental Practices and Patient Attitudes Toward Visiting the Dentist. Register for Wednesday event.

Digital Event | NEW Thursday, August 13 at 1 p.m. CT: Practicing in a Pandemic: What the Data Shows by Gender. Register for Thursday event.

Update | NEW Dental FAQs on the Provider Relief Fund

Update | NEW Webinar: Updates on SBA Loans, Provider Relief Fund, Labor Issues and Congressional Action

Update | NEW Tips for Handling Mask Non-Compliance (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW When a Patient Says They Can’t Wear a Mask due to Disability (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW Tips for Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW Checklist: Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities (ADA member login required)

ADA News | NEW ADA answers top questions about the Provider Relief Fund (07/29/2020)

ADA News | NEW ADA flowchart covers steps if staff, household member test positive for COVID-19 (07/28/2020)

ADA News | New HPI poll data suggests there is little correlation between patient volume and the number of new COVID-19 cases (07/23/2020)

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We’re proud to count you among this very special community of dental professionals. You can count on us to continue to advocate for you, your career and the path forward. We know you are working hard on the front lines – thank you for all that you are doing.

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