Routine dental procedures are important to overall health. But with the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the novel coronavirus, the American Dental Association is recommending postponing elective dental procedures.
David Sarrett, D.M.D., dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry and associate vice president for health sciences, has been among the leaders speaking up about the importance of dental practices scaling back to focus on urgent and emergency care and taking greater precautions during COVID-19’s spread.
Sarrett is a fellow in the American College of Dentists and a member of the ADA and the American Dental Education Association, among others. He has been a national leader with the ADA and currently serves on the Virginia Dental Association Board of Directors.
Sarrett shared his expert opinion this week in a video