Ada Guidance on Ebola Virus

The American Dental Association (ADA) recently published a resource for dental professionals that provides guidance and precautionary measures in relation to the recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus.

“The ADA is monitoring the recent outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. We monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). ADA is dedicated to providing the most up to date information for dental professionals on this evolving issue.”

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The ADA Division of Science has advised dental professionals to not treat any patients that show signs and symptoms of the Ebola virus. Most oral health providers do not have the appropriate equipment, experience or skills to safely treat a patient infected with the Ebola virus.

Some of the signs/symptoms include (but are not limited to):

  • Unexplained Bleeding or Bruising
  • Fever (greater than 101.5˚F or 38.6˚C)
  • Severe Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pain

As healthcare professionals, Dr. Dachowski and Dr. Sock take these precautions very seriously and abide by the guidances set fourth by the ADA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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