The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend non-urgent dental care for the next 14 days. For the safety of our staff and patients, we are complying with this recommendation.
This voluntary closure is being done out of an abundance of caution during this historic public health emergency. As health care professionals, we all have a role to play in "flattening the curve" in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to slow the spread of the virus.
Our collective actions now will determine the spread of COVID-19, and this recommendation is being made after careful deliberation and in consultation with state and national public health experts. We believe by taking these extraordinary precautions, dentists can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and frontline health care personnel responding to the pandemic. Thank you for your understanding and patience!