August 2020 – COVID-19 Economic Impact on Public Dental Care Settings (plus Expert Panel Discussion)

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Will COVID-19 weaken the dental care safety net? During this special public health webinar from the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI), recorded on September 1, we discuss the third wave of data collected during the week of August 10 as part of HPI’s tracking of the impact COVID-19 has had on dental care in public health settings. This webinar also features a panel discussion from public health experts to help better understand issues impacting the dental safety net.

This webinar is moderated by Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist & VP of ADA’s Health Policy Institute and presented by Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH, Senior Health Policy Analyst at ADA’s Health Policy Institute. The webinar panel is comprised of Monica Hebl, DDS of Burleigh Dental, Darwin Hayes, DDS, MHA, New Jersey State Dental Director and Nicole Weddell, DDS, MSD, of Weddell Pediatric Dentistry. The views of the panelists do not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental Association.

Jump to highlights of the discussion:

6:34 How many dental providers in public health settings are open for elective care and current patient volumes
9:09 Correlation between patient volume and the income level of the zip code a practice is located in
10:48 What percentage of public health dental staff were paid the week of August 10?
12:19 Factors associated with dentist participation in Medicaid and CHIP
17:!9 COVID-19’s impact on dental treatment under general anesthesia in hospitals or surgery centers
19:28 The latest data on how consumers feel about going back to the dentist
21:00 Are dentists still working through pent-up patient demand that resulted from shutdowns?
22:56 Webinar Q&A

This information is current as of September 1, 2020.

This webinar is part of an on-going series from HPI about the economic impact of COVID-19 in the dental care sector. For more information, visit