COVID-19 Resources and Information

Important information for dental professionals and their patients below:

Ohio State Dental Board COVID-19 Advisory

The State Dental Board has been closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus. As Dentists, Hygienists & staff we are a part of the healthcare community and have a responsibility in the prevention and mitigation efforts of the administration during this outbreak. Dentists are also in of the highest risk categories for both transmission and contraction of the Coronavirus as a majority of the procedures we perform creates significant aerosols in the operatories. As a part of the healthcare community and the community at large, we have to protect the safety of our patients and staff. The OSDB is closely monitoring the situation and decided to have these recommendations to the practicing dentists. This is a very difficult decision, but it comes at a critical time and it is our responsibility to take leadership in this situation and have protocols in place to reduce the spread and impact of Coronavirus amongst the communities we practice and live. The plan & recommendations will change as the situation demands and evolves.

CLICK HERE to view/download the complete Ohio State Dental Board COVID-19 Advisory

Infectious Diseases in the News: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides important and up-to-date information to the public and healthcare providers on the status of reported cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the United States. Initial cases were reported in Wuhan, China and it is currently thought that the most likely mode of transmission is human to human. There are several reports of transmission from an asymptomatic person with the infection, so there remains much to be learned about how COVID-19 spreads.

Dentists are urged to view the CDC COVID-19 situation summary web page for current insight ( The risk of transmission in the United States is low at this time. Standard precautions should be taken with all patients, at all times.

CLICK HERE to view/download the ADA COVID-10 handout.

Keeping dental practice and patients safe from Coronavirus

Know the warning signs and steps to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

CLICK HERE to read an informative interview with Karen Daw, The OSHA Lady and Leslie Canham.

The key point for Employers to remember: It will be difficult for Employers to make a wrong decision.

The Coronavirus/COVID-19 is a “pandemic,” which means that there is sustained human-to-human transmission which is not geographically contained. It also means that Employers are given leeway in their workforce decisions.

“During a pandemic, employers should rely on the latest CDC and state or local public health assessments.” – EEOC

Employers are expected to make their best efforts to obtain public health advice that is contemporaneous and appropriate for their location, and to make reasonable assessments of conditions in their workplace based on this information.

CLICK HERE to read Coronavirus Update for Employers.