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Some dental hygiensts worried as many dentist offices reopen

As dentist offices start to reopen following coronavirus shutdowns, many dental hygienists say they are worried it might be too soon to see patients.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised elective procedures and non-urgent dental visits to be postponed. For dental offices that are open, the CDC’s recommendations include requiring everyone entering to wear a face mask or covering, screening patients for fever or coronavirus symptoms before they enter and screening employees before each shift.

Many offices are welcoming patients as states have started to reopen businesses. Each state allowing dentists to reopen has different standards that offices must follow.

So what are dentists doing to protect their patients and their workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues?

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A dentist in the Pittsburgh area said patients will be screened before their arrival to see if they have any signs of coronavirus, according to KDKA.

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Dentist offices open May 1 with hopes to decrease emergency room visits

Governor Ralph Northam announced dental offices will be open for business with guidelines in place.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Some Hampton Roads dental offices will be opening up again for procedures other than emergency visits. 

“I’m announcing that elective surgery and dental procedures can resume when the public order expires at midnight tomorrow night,” Governor Ralph Northam said on Wednesday. 

Dr. Mary Lewis is prepared for her patients to come in.

“Just today I was able to procure those masks and normally we would have called the Monday patients and said, ‘Don’t come in.’ But now that we have that equipment, we’re ready to go,” said Lewis. 

Oral surgeon Dr. Scott Goodove explained the opening will help the backlog of patients needing care.

“And with dental, a lot of this stuff the longer it goes without being treated, they turn into emergencies. So with opening up, it’s going to help

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Governor says dentist offices can open Monday

Governor says dentist offices can open Monday

State issues guidelines for dental offices to follow


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RESPONSE. LET’S LISTEN IN. GOV. SUNUNU: LET’S START OUT WITH LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK, WE ANNOUNCED A FEW SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY THAT WE COULD DO IN A SAFE APPROACH. TODAY WE ARE HERE TO ANNOUNCE AND PULL FORWARD GUIDANCE IN ONE MORE INDUSTRY, AND WHILE THE STATE DID NOT SHUT ANY OF THEM DOWN, MANY DENTISTS OFFICES DIDN’T SHUT DOWN THE DOORS EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. TODAY, WE ARE ISSUING GUIDANCE THAT WILL ALLOW FOR A ROADMAP FOR MANY TO OPEN, SO THEY CHOOSE COME ON MONDAY, MAY 11. THAT IS THIS COMING MONDAY, GUIDANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT ALLOWING DENTIST OFFICE ACROSS THE STATE TO OPEN. THIS WAS VETTED AND APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. IT HAS STAKEHOLDER BUY-IN FROM

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Lancaster, PA Dentists (2020 List) Dentist Offices in Lancaster County, PA

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Dentists and Dental Services in Lancaster County, PA

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Whether you need a basic tooth exam, a cavity filled, or even emergency dentistry work done on your teeth, it’s important that you find an expert dentist office that provides expert (yet gentle) care.

There’s different types of dental specialists, such as family dentists, pediatric dentists (who specialize in dentistry for kids), cosmetic dentists (ex. teeth

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Some local dentist offices remain open, hoping to avoid strain on hospitals | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Dental Association has instructed dentist’s offices to remain closed through the end of April in most cases as part of the effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

But some dentist’s offices are opening their doors under certain circumstances for the very same reason.

Statistics show Americans go to hospitals once every 14 seconds for dental problems, or more than 2 million times annually.

“My main goal in being open at this time is to make sure we play a role in the health industry and kind of help prevent the clogging up of our emergency rooms,” Parkville Modern Dentistry’s Dr. Matthew Yip said.

Parkville Modern Dentistry looks a little different than it did a month ago. You won’t find people in for routine cleanings and regular checkups right now.

But that doesn’t mean Yip isn’t staying

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