ALERT: Yes, EFDAs CAN treat patients under Ohio Dental Board COVID-19 recommendations

We have received isolated reports that some dental practices are either not scheduling EFDAs to work or are eliminating their positions due to an incorrect interpretation of the Ohio State Dental Board's return-to-work recommendations. On April 27, the Dental Board issued Guidelines for Providing Dental Care During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic. Among the recommendations are suggested provider-to-patient ratios to achieve suitable social distancing: • Stagger patient appointments to minimize patient-to-patient contact. To facilitate adequate distancing, it is strongly recommended to limit one patient per dental care provider. Observing these guidelines will regulate the number of patients

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