Dr. Frank Roach shares how the newly-appointed ADA task force will provide guidance to dentists in the state and afar during a crisis.
Dentist Dr. Frank Roach is renowned for his state-of-the-art procedures and comprehensive care, which has helped thousands of patients in the state achieve greater oral health over the years. As many businesses and facilities face operational difficulties during the crisis, dentists like Dr. Roach look to task forces who can provide guidance and reliable facts for their industries.
Recently, President of the American Dental Association Chad Gehani created an advisory task force that will take charge of the organization’s development of tools for dentists during the present crisis. With their help, dental professionals will be able to rebound more successfully after responses to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many closures and restrictions.
“The present epidemic has affected all industries in the country, health professionals and medical staff included,” says Dr. Frank Roach. “Thanks to the ADA’s task force, dentists everywhere can learn about the appropriate steps to take during the present crisis and hear from industry officials what the future will hold for their profession.”
Dr. Frank Roach Discusses ADA Advisory Task Force
The first meeting of the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery took place in April. The group is made up of practicing dentists who are supported by ADA experts in science, law, regulation, and practice among other vital areas. The goal of the ADA’s Advisory Task Force is to protect patients, office staff, and dentists across the country while serving the larger community during difficult times. Dr. Kirk M. Norbo, 16th District trustee, and the chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice, Dr. Rudy Liddell, serve as co-chairs of the task force.
On April 1, the ADA issued an interim recommendation for dentists across the country, which advised dental professionals to keep all facilities closed until April 30 unless emergency or urgent procedures were required. This aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice to only perform urgent or emergency dental care at the moment. ADA President Chad Gehani says the task force will be essential in uplifting the community during the pandemic and helping dentists everywhere get back on their feet when the time is right for full operation again.
“Instead of scrambling for solutions or else stressing over the process of reopening at full capacity to the public, dentists can rely on the insight and guidance of the ADA Advisory Task Force to see us through these trying times,” says Dr. Frank Roach.
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