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ADA Council Tasked With Fostering Prioritization of Safety in Dentistry

December 5, 2019
by ADA News

Dr. Jessica Meeske, a pediatric dentist in Nebraska, believes that the dental community may have fallen behind the medical community in addressing the issue of safety for providers, their dental staff and, importantly, patients.

The private-practice owner has said she has first-hand experience seeing the gap, for one day a week she treats and operates on patients at her local hospital. She is also married to a physician.

Dr. Meeske has seen physicians use evidence-based, safety-related checklists, protocols and reporting systems that she said aren’t readily available or routinely used by dentists.

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