Latest information from dental associations and our manufacturers:

 

ADA Return To Work Interim Guidance Toolkit     |     Upcoming Events & Webinars    |      Continuing Education                                                 .

Simplifying Infection Control: Face Masks & Respirators. Dental Advisor. May-June 2020. Website Link

Manufacturer recommendations on how to provide safe water for your patients after a closure.

 

American Association of Endodontists AAE COVID-19 Resources is updated as new information becomes available.

COVID-19: Implications for Dental Care  Co-authored by Dr. Ken M. Hargreaves, summarizes considerations for appropriate dental care. Covers symptoms of coronavirus, routes of transmission, and patient management and prevention of nosocomial infection.
Coltene / SciCan Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources  Links to websites including World Health Organization, CDC, ADA, OSAP, etc., Information Videos, On-Demand Webinars, Podcasts and more.
Dental Trade Alliance
DTA COVID-19 Knowledge Center provides you with the latest credible information. This evolving situation requires a platform of information sharing through webinars, toolkits and several other resources for members. 

Social Media Toolkit for Dentists -- The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), in collaboration with Lanmark360, has launched a social media toolkit that provides dentists and their staff with an opportunity to positively engage with their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key messages include the importance of practicing good oral health, social distancing, and a healthy diet while at home. Visit postsformypatients.com to view five short videos and accompanying draft posts that dentists and hygienists can easily integrate into their patient-related social media outreach/engagement. 
Dentistry Today Q&A: COVID-19 Treatment with AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell -- Dentistry Today recently interviewed Dr. Krell about the best practices endodontists are taking to treat patients during COVID-19 pandemic.
Hu-Friedy Group COVID-19 Resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Corganization (WHO), as well as dental-specific resources Hu-Friedy created to break down the information. Page will be updated as new information becomes available. 
JADA The Journal of the 
American Dental Association
Aerosols and Splatter in Dentistry A brief review of the literature and infection control implications.

JADA Coronavirus Resource Center for Dentists Collection of articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ProEdge Dental Water Labs State-By-State Statements & Recommendations made by dental associations regarding the need to limit or postpone dental care due to the spread of COVID-19. The ProEdge team is updating this list frequently.


Announcements:

August 17, 2020 As you may know, earlier this month the World Health Organization (WHO) released an interim guidance document entitled “Considerations for the Provision of Essential Oral Health Services in the Context of COVID-19”. Many news outlets in the U.S. reported that WHO recommended that people delay “routine non-essential oral healthcare” due to COVID-19.

In response, the American Dental Association (ADA) respectfully disagreed with the WHO position. In his statement, ADA President Chad P. Gehani, DDS, stated that “Oral health is integral to overall health”. Dr. Gehani went on to share that “Dentistry is essential health care because of its role in evaluating, diagnosing, preventing or treating oral diseases, which can affect systemic health.” Please click this link to read the ADA response in its entirety. 
July 30, 2020 • Cranberry Marketing Your Infection Control Protocol During the COVID-19 Pandemic Why it's important to your practice. As we return to our practices, it is paramount that our patients feel safe and are protected from COVID-19. We not only need to implement infection control protocol that follows CDC guidelines, but we also need to instill confidence by properly communicating and marketing our efforts to our patients. To help you do this, at no charge, we are offering this exclusive eBook filled with practical and timely information, "Marketing Your Infection Control Protocol During COVID-19." Simply complete the short form and get your complimentary Viva eBook. This eBook was made possible by our two sponsors, SciCan and Cranberry.
July 17, 2020 • Ansell Donning and Doffing Guide for Dental Practitioners 
June 15, 2020 Coltene Dental Dam Educational Resource Page  In light of the recent global pandemic and slowly but surely the re-opening of dental practices state-side, Coltene will be making a heavy push toward Infection Control protocol which should highlight isolation with dental dam. In order to expand into the area of effective education Coltene has produced a dental dam resource landing page which includes videos for dental dam application, video Q&A, new brochures and sell sheets, articles related to dental dam, peer-reviewed literature, links to products and an area to request more information. This page will constantly evolve and any input that you have for these areas will be much appreciated.
June 12, 2020 • KaVo Kerr Protocols for Disinfectaion Efficacy on COVID-19 Metrex provided this letter showing the Metrex products that meet the guidelines for the CDC’s interim recommendations for infection prevention. CaviWipes, used for all dental applications, has been validated and meets EPA requirements.
May 22, 2020 • 3M Oral Care Fraudulent Activity, Price Gouging and Counterfeit Products
May 20, 2020 • Ansell has developed a great resource, a quick visual guide to Safe PPE for Dental Practititioners. It gives an at-a-glance overview of materials needed for both general contact settings and aerosol generating procedures. 
May 8, 2020  • Ivoclar Vivadent launched Taking Care of Each Other Resource Center which provides you with the resources, tools and guidance for a successful recovery. 
May 5, 2020 • Young Innovations Young has developed a comprehensive eBook to help dental offices cut through the information overload, re-open efficiently and engage with current and potential patients. Filled with over 30 pages of practical content, this free resource covers areas such as Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources, Setting Your Practice Up for Success, and Marketing and Patient Engagement. Download eBook
May 4, 2020 • 3M Oral Care Decontamination Methods for 3M N95 Respirators

• SciCan Letter addressing May 2020 Clinicians Report and April 11 2020 Practical Clincal Courses Webinar
April 30, 2020 • Hu-Friedy Group Opening and Closing Dental Facility Checklist  Includes information on waterline treatment using the DentaPure Cartridge. Also Includes guidelines and instructions for all Hu-Friedy AirFlow, Piezon and Swerv3 Units.
          Instrument Cleaning -- Closure and Opening Protocols for Dental Facilities  Washer-Disinfectors and Ultrasonic Cleaners
          Infection Prevention Product Resource Guide  With COVID-19 and the CDC's standard precautions in mind, this guide outlines solutions to aid in the prevention of respiratory disease transmission related to hand hygiene, environmental surfaces and personal protective equipment.
          Make Infection Prevention a Priority  If you're not already using an Instrument Management System (IMS) at your practice, there are no more excuses. Schedule a virtual consultation to learn how IMS can prevent the spread of diseases and improve the safety of your practice. Schedule Now>>
April 29, 2020 • KaVo Kerr Metrex Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Metrex Surface Disinfectants

• PDI  COVID-19 Update: Core Surface Disinfection Products Announcement
April 24, 2020 • DentalEZ Dental Clinic Temporary Closure & Reopening Instructions
April 23, 2020 • ADA  Understanding Mask Types  Comparison of Surgical Masks, N95 Masks and KN95 Masks.

• ADA  ADA president appoints task force for dental practice recovery after COVID-19 pandemic Read Article
April 17, 2020 • EPA Deems Opti-Cide3 Effective Against COVID-19  Micro-Scientific Opti-Cide3 has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 (technical name for the novel 2019 coronavirus) on hard, nonporous surfaces. Therefore, Micro-Scientific Opti-Cide3 can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Rhinovirus [Type 14] on hard, non-porous surfaces. Opti-Cide3 Wipes (70144-2) are also approved for the Emerging Pathogen Claim through the EPA. Please refer to the CDC Website Coronavirus Resource Page for additional information. View EPA Approval Letter
April 13, 2020 • KAVO KERR  Mankind vs. Pandemic: Viruses Have Always Traveled without Board There are always lessons to be learned from pandemics. Pandemics have been a part of mankind's history. In KaVo Kerr's newest infographic, find out about the lessons learned from pandemics over time and get the latest on transmission types for COVID-19 to stay informed.
April 10, 2020 • GOJO Effective immediately, GoJo will be reducing production to just under 200 SKUs. This will allow longer manufacturing runs and enable GoJo to fill more orders. SKUs that are no longer available have been deactivated.
April 8, 2020 • GC AMERICA  Response to Coronavirus

• KURARAY 
 Response to Coronavirus
April 7, 2020 • HU-FRIEDY GROUP updated their blog with "5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time While Not Seeing Patients". Now is the time to set yourself up for success.
April 6, 2020 • CLOROXPRO  Under the EPA's emerging viral pathogen guidance, many CloroxPro and Clorox Healthcare disinfectants can be used against SARS-CoV-2. Products listed in this Clorox Customer Letter have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on hard, nonporous surfaces. These products can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against the virus listed for each product in the table on hard, nonporous surfaces.

• DENTSPLY SIRONA  Guidelines on how to manage your Cavitron Waterlines for long term shut down, as well as education sheets for Com-Fit Masks and Volo Wipes.     

• KAVO KERR  Gain clarity on Coronavirus and distinguish between News vs. Science with Fact Sheet. With Coronavirus (COVID-19) officially named a pandemic, by the World Health Organization (WHO) it is crucial to stay informed with relevant and accurate information. Learn the science behind COVID-19 including incubation and transmission rates. Let's also clear the misconception that only the elderly are susceptible with statistics stating the facts
     Social Distancing: Why Your Participation Matters -- Why distancing yourself can help save lives. As our daily routines are beginning to be affected by school closures, work from home policies, and mandated government lockdowns, it is important to understand WHY this is happening and HOW this affects the spread of COVID-19. Download this Fact Sheet to find out how long you could be contagious and waht "Flatteing the Curve" really means.
March 26, 2020 • HU-FRIEDY  Response to Coronavirus

• NORDENT  Response to Coronavirus

• SEPTODONT  Response to Coronavirus
March 25, 2020 • KAVO KERR  TotalCare will be focusing on production for a limited selection of prevention products. Effective immediately, TotalCare will only produce the following items: CaviWipes 13-1100; Caviwipes XL 13-1150; CaviWipes1 13-5100; CaviWipes1 XL 13-5150; Cavicide Gallon 13-1000; Cavicide 24oz 13-1024; Cavicide 2.5 Gallon 13-1025; Vionexus No Rinse Spray Liter 10-1800 and 2oz 10-1802. 
     These products will now experience longer than normal lead times: Empower, Metrizyme, Metrisponge, Metriclean2, Metriwash
High Level Disinfectants: Metricide, Metricide Plus and CaviWipes Bleach 13-9100.
March 23, 2020 • DENTAL EZ  Response to Coronavirus
March 18, 2020 • 3M  Response to Coronavirus

• 4D RUBBER  Response to Coronavirus

• MEDICOM  
Announcement states Pro-Surface Disinfectant Wipes and Spray kill the Coronavirus in 60 Seconds.

• YOUNG INNOVATIONS  
Response to Coronavirus
March 17, 2020 • DUKAL  Response to Coronavirus

• KEYSTONE INDUSTRIES  Response to Coronavirus
March 16, 2020 • ANSELL HEALTHCARE    Response to Coronavirus
March 13, 2020 • MEDICOM  Response to Coronavirus