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At Delta Dental, we prioritize health and safety.

As you continue your vigilance to keep your patients and staff safe, here are some reminders from our chief science officer, Jeffery Johnston, DDS, MS:

  • Some states that have had rapid spread of infection have recommended taking the temperature of patients prior to being seen, since elevated temperature is an early sign of the COVID-19 infection.
  • Aerosols should be minimized by use of rubber dams or dental isolation systems such as Isodry devices.
  • To prevent infection, universal precautions are recommended, such as frequent hand washing for 20 seconds and the use of a hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95 percent alcohol.
  • Patients who show signs of the infection should be rescheduled. Elective and nonemergency procedures should be postponed.

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges. As Delta Dental policies are updated, and additional news and information becomes available to assist your practice and patients, we encourage you to access the resources below.