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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.

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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: June 5, 2020

Digital Events | Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. CT: Caries Management Using Non-Restorative Procedures in Times of COVID-19. Register for the June 11 webinar.

Digital Events | Friday, June 12 at 2 p.m. CT: SBA Loans Programs: An Update for Dental Practices. Register for Friday’s webinar.

Update | NEW Watch the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s webinar about their updated guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.

Update | NEW Watch: HPI polling identifies positive signs for dentists in third week of “reopening” (Video)

Update | NEW Watch the “COVID-19 Response: CDC Guidance for Dental Settings” webinar on demand

Update | NEW When a Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19

Update | NEW Contact Tracing: Stemming the Spread of COVID-19

Update | NEW Contact Tracing and HIPAA Disclosures

Update | COVID-19 Hazard Assessment & Checklist

Update | OSHA Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers

ADA News | NEW CDC guidance for dental settings echoes ADA guidance (06/02/2020)

ADA News | NEW House passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (05/28/2020)

ADA News | NEW HPI polling shows dental practices recovering as states reopen (05/26/2020)

ADA News | Crest + Oral-B provide $250,000 grant to support ADA new dentists and their teams (05/15/2020)

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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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