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CDT to Include Coronavirus Testing Codes

On April 14, 2020, the Code Maintenance Committee (CMC) held an emergency virtual meeting, where practitioners and payers unanimously agreed to add two new codes to the CDT to enable dentists, including endodontists, to code for antigen and antibody tests for the Coronavirus, once they are available. As of now, the codes are not expected…

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A COVID-19 Q&A With ADA President Dr. Chad P. Gehani

We took some time to ask the ADA’s President, endodontist Dr. Chad P. Gehani, to elaborate on the ADA’s latest efforts around COVID-19, as well as the role endodontists and dentists play on the front lines of this global pandemic. AAE: In addition to its website and putting out emails to its membership and interested…

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Management of Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

By Dr. Frederic Barnett Management of dental emergencies during this COVID-19 pandemic takes knowledge, preparation and a bit of bravery. The creation of aerosols during surgical extractions or opening teeth to initiate root canal treatment is definitely a cause for concern. However, the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and recent updated Guidance from the…

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From the Journal of Hospital Infection: Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents

Thank you to the Healthcare Infection Society and its Journal of Hospital Infection for allowing the AAE to share important new research: “Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents”. This extensive review describes which disinfectants best inactivate coronavirus. In particular, it covers NaOCl, H2O2 and povidone iodine and gives both…

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Mark Your Calendar for an AAE Webinar: ‘An Update on Endodontic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Mark your calendar for Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. CST, for a very important webinar. UT Health Science Center San Antonio Endodontics Department Chair, our very own Dr. Ken M. Hargreaves — along with UT Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Jason Bowling and Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry University of the Pacific infection…

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Announcing the President’s Award Winner: Dr. Ken M. Hargreaves

Every year, the AAE’s esteemed President’s Award celebrates an outstanding member whose efforts to promote and advance the Association go above and beyond. It is incredibly important to me and the thousands of members I serve that we recognize this member. I could not be more pleased to present this award to a person who is a rock star on and off the endodontic stage. And whose passion for the specialty, those within it and future generations is inspirational.

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