Dentistry IQ: Clarifying the WHO Guidance On Dental Care During COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Julie Hawley

A misreading of the World Health Organization's recent COVID-19 dental guidance may be to blame for the alarm it caused in the US dental community. We spoke to the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement to understand why.

On August 3, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a guidance for the administration of oral health care during COVID-19. Shortly thereafter, US media began to report that the WHO had recommended delaying "non-essential" dental care during the pandemic. From there, it wasn't long before dental associations from A to Z began issuing statements that chided the WHO for its recommendation.

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