Some doctor, dental practices may never reopen in N.J. due to financial toll of coronavirus, health officials say

By |2020-05-19T17:07:11-04:00May 18th, 2020|Covid, News|

Some surgical centers and physician and dental offices across New Jersey that closed during the coronavirus outbreak or dramatically cut back their patient visits may have to shutter permanently, New Jersey’s health care leaders told state lawmakers Monday. Despite Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement that elective and invasive medical and dental procedures can resume next week,

COVID-19 Adds Suspense to Dental Insurance

By |2020-04-29T12:16:39-04:00April 29th, 2020|Covid, insurance, News|

COVID-19 is shaking up a strong, steady health insurance sector: the dental insurance market. Amy Friedrich, president of the U.S. insurance solutions division at Principal Financial Group Inc., talked about the impact of the pandemic today, during a conference call with securities analysts that was streamed live on the web. Federal officials have advised dentists

COVID-19 May Cut Dental Services Spending for 3 Years: Actuaries

By |2020-04-15T12:52:06-04:00April 15th, 2020|coronavirus, Covid, News|

The COVID-19 pandemic could cut dental insurance claims sharply this year, and a little bit for two years after that. Joanne Fontana and Thomas Murawski, actuaries at Milliman, make that prediction in a new analysis of the pandemic impact. Their base scenario shows that COVID-19 could lead to a 34% reduction in dental claims this year, a 7%

COVID-19 and Your Oral Health — Q&A with Dr. Keith Libou

By |2020-04-14T22:16:21-04:00April 14th, 2020|Covid|

Dr. Keith Libou serves as Chief Clinical Officer at Delta Dental of New Jersey, the state’s leading dental benefits carrier.  He is licensed to practice dentistry in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. In this Q&A, he addresses many common oral health and dentistry questions to help keep New Jersey residents informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By |2020-04-05T21:40:17-04:00April 5th, 2020|Covid, News|

Good dental hygiene might not be in the front of your mind in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. That could change quickly if you develop a painful cavity and can’t get in to see a dentist. “I understand that this isn’t the most normal of times, but it’s very important to control the things

Should You Still Go To The Dentist During COVID-19?

By |2020-04-05T21:35:01-04:00March 26th, 2020|Covid, News|

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us readjusting to a new way of life in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus. On March 18, as part of the new guidelines put in place to encourage social distancing as well as free up equipment to care for patients in need, the

Coping with COVID-19 in the dental profession

By |2020-04-05T21:45:52-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Covid, News|

It’s 11:07 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, and I’m at home trying to conjure my thoughts and write something that will have an impact on you, my fellow colleagues, as we wade in the unknown waters of what came and broadsided us so quickly. Yes, I’m talking about COVID-19. If I had to summarize this

ADA develops guidance on dental emergency, nonemergency care

By |2020-04-05T21:24:44-04:00March 18th, 2020|Covid, News|

The ADA provided its members and their patients detailed guidance on March 18 on what to consider dental emergencies and nonemergency dental care as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and alleviate the burden on hospital and emergency departments. The guide is meant to provide additional guidance following