Below are updates from MDHA, ADHA and more. We want to thank you all for your ongoing dedication to the dental hygiene profession and the delivery of safe and effective oral health care. We will get through this, because we are better together. If you have questions or concerns you can share them with MDHA at [email protected].
Stay healthy and be safe, everyone!
ADHA wants you to know that they are here to support you – ADHA does not have the authority to mandate dental office closures. Yet they are actively raising our collective professional concerns with federal agencies as they consider the best course of action to maintain the health and safety of dental hygienists and their patients, while addressing critical oral health needs.
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June 17, 2020 The CDC recently updated Guidance for Dental Settings. Read the up-to-date CDC guidelines HERE.
June 7, 2020 A letter from MDHA President Pamela LaCerte. Read the June 7, 2020 letter HERE.
June 6, 2020 Governor Baker announced the opening of Phase 2 starting on Monday, June 8, 2020 with restrictions. See link HERE.
June 3, 2020 In this CDC webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings, including recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters also will discuss strategies for dental healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch the CDC Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response webinar HERE.
May 29, 2020 ADHA’s Task Force for Return to Work provides updated guidance for dental hygienists. View the ADHA Interim Guidance on Returning to Work report HERE.
May 19, 2020 Read the latest CDC Guidance for Dental Settings: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response.
May 19, 2020 Watch the recent MDHA Webinar: Addressing COVID-19 Concerns for Massachusetts Dental Hygienists
May 18, 2020 On May 18th, Governor Charlie Baker laid out the state’s four-phased reopening plan of Massachusetts. Understand the list of in-person services that SHOULD and SHOULD NOT start in Phase 1
May 1, 2020 ADHA Interim Guidance on Returning to Work
May 1, 2020 Updates from OSHA
April 30, 2020. A MESSAGE FROM MDHA PRESIDENT PAMELA LACERTE
CDC Reopening Guidelines (last updated April 28, 2020)
April 24, 2020 MDS Board Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Office Closures
Contact Governor Baker regarding Re-opening of Dental Practices
March 27, 2020 ADHA UPDATES COVID-19
April 3, 2020 STUDENTS WE HEAR YOU! A message from ADHA President, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH:
March 24, 2020 ADHA’s Congressional Advocacy Campaign message from ADHA President Matt Crespin MPH, RDH:
March 23, 2020 Governor Baker Issues Stay-At-Home Advisory
March 23, 2020 Massachusetts Essential Services List
March 20, 2020 Message from ADHA President Matt Crespin MPH, RDH:
March 19, 2020 MDHA at work for YOU. Click HERE for Telegram & Gazette Article.
March 17, 2020 Message from MDHA Immediate Past President Kate Soal RDH, MEd:
March 16, 2020 Message from ADHA President Matt Crespin MPH, RDH:
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