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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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This pandemic has presented new challenges for dentistry. We’ve got your back through every one of them. Join us.


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: October 26, 2020

Digital Event | NEW Thursday, November 12 at 1 p.m. CT | COVID-19 PPE and Me: Issues, Questions, Concerns, and Workarounds. Register for November 12 webinar.

Update | NEW Should I Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?

Update Dental FAQs on the Provider Relief Fund

Statement | NEW ADA Responds to WHO Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

Toolkit | NEW Download the ADA’s COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit, a guide to providing COVID-19 testing at your practice.

Video | NEW Layoffs, higher fees, and early retirement: How dentists intend to adjust to a “new normal”

Video | NEW ADA attorney discusses COVID-related leave in dental offices.

ADA News | NEW Dentists are facing difficulties in recruiting dental team members during recovery (10/14/2020)

ADA News | NEW HHS announces Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements (09/22/2020)

ADA News | NEW ADA releases video to showcase response to COVID-19 pandemic (09/21/2020)

ADA News | House bill proposes $25,000 tax credit for businesses purchasing PPE (09/15/2020)

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