State Guidance in regards to Dentist Offices and COVID-19.

Following are very brief summaries with links to guidance and recommendations dental associations have published for dentists in their respective states.


California: The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental care for the next 14 days.

More information: https://www.cda.org/Home/News-and-Events/COVID-19-Coronavirus-Updates

CA - The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend non-urgent or non-emergency dental care for the next 14 days. As always, it is expected that dentists will continue to be available as needed for emergency care and services.
https://www.cda.org/Home/News-and-Events/COVID-19-coronavirus-Updates

 

Illinois: For the two-week period beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31, the Illinois State Dental Society recommends, among other actions, that dental offices: treat only patients requiring emergency dental procedures, postpone elective dental treatment and procedures, and preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency dental situations.
More information: https://www.isds.org/news-details/2020/03/16/isds-issues-recommendations-for-dental-offices-regarding-covid-19


Iowa: The IDA recommends following the ADA guidelines that all dentists close their offices for three weeks to patients seeking elective and non-urgent care. During that time dentists should provide only emergency dental care and medically necessary care.
More information: https://www.iowadental.org/home/2020/03/17/ida-recommends-postponing-non-essential-treatment-for-three-weeks

 

Massachusetts: The MDS strongly recommends that dentists practicing in the Commonwealth close their offices from March 17 to April 6 to patients seeking elective and non-urgent care. 
More information: https://www.massdental.org/Member-Resources/Practice-Management/Coronavirus

 

Minnesota: The Minnesota Governor has posted the following statement https://www.scribd.com/document/452394600/Walz-Exec-Order


Nebraska: The Nebraska Dental Association recommends that dental offices in Nebraska postpone any non-emergent care starting 3/17/2020 and ending 4/1/2020. Dentists need to list an emergency phone number for patients to contact in an emergent situation.
More information: https://www.nedental.org/member-center/covid-19-update

New York: New York State Dental Association recommends that dental offices provide only emergency dental care for patients. Elective and non-emergent services should be postponed for a minimum of three weeks. That policy shall be revisited at that time to accommodate further developments regarding COVID-19 and further actions/recommendations from government agencies.
More information: www.nysdental.org/news-publications/...


Ohio: The Ohio Dental Association published recommendations from Governor DeWine including a recommendation to reschedule elective procedures and to review inventories and identification of any surplus personal protective equipment and supplies.