Alan speaks with Dr. Caroline Zeller about the evolving coronovirus situation in the United States. Caroline is a dentist in an interesting situation. She has advanced training in oral surgery and splits her time amongst 4 different practices in Oregon delivering oral surgery services to underserved populations. She’s working on her masters in public health, she’s a delegate to the ADA and she’s on the board of the Oregon Dental Association. As well, she has a terrific podcast called “Removing the Bite Block.” In the episode we discuss the increasing pressure from our professional organizations for dentists to move to “emergency only” treatment. A few highlights:
- If you think we’re talking about universal precautions, you’re missing the point. This is about people staying home and social distancing.
- What constitutes an emergency: pain, swelling, fever and infection.
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