“AGD is encouraging our members to donate their surplus supplies during this critical time because the shortages our fellow healthcare providers are experiencing is staggering,” said AGD President Connie L. White, DDS, FAGD. “We want to do whatever we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 and prevent new cases, and we see this as a way to help during this critical time. The right equipment is key to limiting the infection’s transmission.”White added, “General dentists remain available to help with emergency dental procedures. They are communicating with their patients and asking them to avoid hospital emergency rooms if they have a dental need during this time. We want to reduce the burden those dental visits would have on sites that are focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients.”
About the Academy of General Dentistry
AGD is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Founded in 1952, AGD is the largest dental association for general dentists, serving their needs and representing their interests. For more information about AGD, visit www.agd.org.
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