Oral Health Group

Summary of CDC Guidance for Dental Services

December 2, 2020
by CDC

CDC has released Considerations for School Sealant Programs During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) PandemicSchool Sealant Programs (SSPs) are a highly effective way to provide preventive oral health services to children who are at greater risk for developing cavities and less likely to receive private dental care. Many SSPs have been suspended as communities respond to COVID-19.

These considerations are intended to aid oral health programs that conduct SSPs, dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) who provide direct oral health services, and school administrators as they prepare to implement SSPs during the COVID-19 pandemic while protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, and DHCP.

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