On May 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guidance document entitled Guidance for Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care, which provides information for California dentists on resuming dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines were developed to assist dental practitioners to resume clinically necessary dental care for previously scheduled procedures or for those non-COVID-19 patients who are likely to develop dental emergencies taking into account the following considerations:
- Local infection statistics
- Supply issues
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- COVID-19 screening and testing procedures for patients
- Infection control protocols
During the pandemic, dental healthcare personnel should regularly check their local health department website for information and important updates about COVID-19.
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