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March
2020
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Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

DentaQuest shares key public health resources and regular updates

Summary

Last updated: March 30 12:30pm

We're prepared.

DentaQuest is closely monitoring – and working hard to prevent – the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. The health and safety of our employees, partners, patients and communities is a top priority, and we want to ensure everyone has access to the right resources in this challenging time. 

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We’re meeting daily to monitor news about the global coronavirus spread and discuss how to best protect the safety of our employees and patients while also ensuring the successful operations of our business. We will continue to share information about our preparedness and any potential changes on this site. While information on coronavirus and its spread will continue to change, we’re confident in our ability to continue delivering on our mission to improve the oral health of all. 

Good oral health is important to all of us, and your health is our number one priority. We understand the power of prevention. Together, we can take extra precautions to keep people safe and healthy.   

Stay up to date about coronavirus on the CDC website. The CDC has also outlined interim guidelines specific to the dental setting  

The American Dental Association (ADA) has a consumer-facing FAQ webpage to help patients best understand how the pandemic impacts dental care. They also continue to update resources for dentists and providers, including a shareable flyer outlining what constitutes a dental emergency

See below for state-specific information. 

Daily Tips on Staying Healthy 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  

The CDC always recommends: 

  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. 

Links to State-Specific Coronavirus Information