Updated September 22, 2020
progression of COVID-19 in our communities is creating enormous uncertainty,
especially for general dentists. Sustaining your practices, worrying
about supply shortages, adjusting procedures to ensure safety precautions and
avoiding potential exposures while dealing with the economic effects and your
employees' needs is tougher than anything we've ever
AGD has updated our COVID-19 resources to provide you with support during this crisis. Check back regularly for updates.
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HHS Announces Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements NEW
AGD sends letter to sponsors of the Small Business Comeback Act endorsing the legislation. 6.8.20
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund
PPPFA Offers New Support
AGD sends letter to OSHA asking for latitude on PPE combinations and guidance. 6.4.20
AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support S.3716, the Main Street Enhancement & Safety Act. 6.1.20
Dr. White sends letter of support for H.R. 7010, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. 5.28.20
AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support H.R. 6886, PPP Flexibility Act. 5.27.20
AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support S. 3833, PPP Extension Act. 5.27.20
AGD supports S.3833, the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. 5.22.20
AGD supports HR 6886, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. 5.22.20
AGD joins small business organizations on letter to Congressional leaders for immediate changes to PPP. 5.21.20
The CDC has released new guidance for dental settings during COVID-19. Check out the update.
AGD leads effort to support H.R. 6494, Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act, with the Organized Dentistry Coalition. 5.19.20
Center for Disease Control Guidelines Updated: The CDC has released Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings during COVID-19 Response on May 18, 2020. Check out the update.
AGD Member Return to Work Guidance is now available.
OSHA Press Release, 5.11.20 (U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Dental Industry Practitioners Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic)
Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services: a rapid review of international sources, that provides information from 12 countries on re-opening, including the U.S. This is for your information only and is not official guidance. 5.7.20
Dr. White requests that OSHA substantially amend or remove Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers. 5.4.20
Dr. White sends support for HEROES Act. 4.28.20
Dr. White sends letter to CDC requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20
Dr. White sends letter to OSHA requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20
Dr. White sends letter to NIOSH requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20
Dr. White sends letter to FEMA requesting development and implementation of PPE allocation policies. 4.23.20
AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to advocate for point-of-care testing for COVID-19. 4.22.20
FDA: N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks)
FDA: KN95 Masks
AGD Sends Letter to National Governors Association Regarding PPE for Dental Emergencies, March 31, 2020
President Trump Signs CARES Act, March 30, 2020
AGD Podcast Focuses on Epidemiology of COVID-19, March 30, 2020
Check out This Week at AGD for regular updates and news items on COVID-19.
AGD Connect Community on Coronavirus
To help you connect with other general dentists about ways they are navigating this new territory, AGD has created online communities so that you can share information and connect with other members. (We also have a separate community for dental students.) To sign up for these communities, please email AGDConnect@agd.org.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)