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WHO Statements about Dental Care

On August 3, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement recommending that individuals delay non-emergency dental care due to COVID-19. TDA disagrees with the WHO’s recommendation and is in communication with the American Dental Association (ADA) as it encourages the WHO to change its position. The ADA responded to the WHO’s statement.

Both the TDA and ADA strongly believe that dental care is absolutely essential health care for whole-body health and illness prevention. Here in Texas, TDA’s advocacy resulted in Governor Greg Abbott allowing dentists to reopen their dental practices on May 1, 2020, and every day, thousands of Texans safely visit their dentist.