Q: I read on Reuters and the NY Times on line that we are supposed to only seek out emergency and urgent dental work until the Covid-19 risk is known. If this is the case, then why are all doctors allowed to do elective procedures in every State since around May 4th?
A: I have seen a lot of claims, or should I say lies, over the years perusing the internet: Gadgets that claim to eliminate flossing, foods to eat that eliminate bad breath, edible sticky notes. (That’s right, jot down a phone number, stick it on the fridge, and when you don’t need it, enjoy a tasty treat! Probably goes great with a sip of vintage Liquid Paper, to erase last night’s leftovers.)
Unequivocally, the most egregious, misguided recommendation I have ever seen in my 32+ years of practice is last week’s W.H.O. article, claiming we should delay all dental visits until more is known about the covid 19 virus.
This is completely false, and dangerous advice from the same organization that stated on January 14th 2020: “preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Wuhan, China.”
The WHO continued to hide the mishandlings of China’s leadership (not its citizens) of the outbreak, as they continued to allow travel form China to Milan Italy and the rest of the world.
For more details and the official response from the ADA, drop us an email and I will send the documents.