This is the first study dedicated to dental offices and dentists which indicates that fewer than 1% of Dentists nationwide were estimated to be COVID-19 positive as of June, according to an American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and Health Policy Institute study.
“In March, The New York Times listed dentistry as one of the professions at highest risk of COVID-19 infection based on data from O*NET, a database maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor. It was presumed that virus transmission could occur because of the close proximity between dental professionals and patients and because many dental procedures generate aerosols that may contain viral particles from infected individuals.”1
“The fact that dentistry was named one of the most at-risk professions for infection, but has a far lower prevalence of infection compared to other health professions, is not a coincidence,” said Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president of the ADA Health Policy Institute. “The profession has taken this issue extremely seriously, and it shows.”1.
Here at ACFDGA we take your health and safety extremely seriously. We have incorporated all the recommendations from the ADA and CDC for your and our safety. This means that our heightened infection control and increased attention to patient and dental team safety is working!!!!!
If you have been delaying your routine dental care due to Covid-19- Don’t. We have seen a significant increase in gum issues and decay because of stresses of the Covid-19 and the constant mask usage. Don’t be a statistic. Call us to set up an appointment for us to help you maintain your oral health.
Please be safe and healthy. Remember this is probably the cleanest place you will be all week!
Thank you, Drs. Brett Silverman, Katie Plaisance and the team at ACFDGA.