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Managing dental anxiety
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Dental anxiety is a common issue among American adults — nearly 80% of adults feel anxiety before dental treatment. As a result, patients may experience physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral responses, as well as avoid the environments that stimulate these negative feelings, increasing the likelihood of missed dental appointments.

California health care workers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination; unvaccinated workers must get tested regularly
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, California will require all health care workers in the state to either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or to be tested regularly. Dental offices and staff are included in the order, and dentist employers will have to provide proof of their staff being fully vaccinated.

New survey finds stress-related dental conditions continue to increase
Friday, August 6, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

More than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute saw an increase of stress-related dental conditions such as teeth grinding and clenching, compared to less than 60 percent of dentists seeing an increase in these conditions last fall.

Covid-19 Newsletter
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network Provider Newsletter

Thank you for your commitment to patient care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, you are challenged every day to keep your patients, coworkers and loved ones healthy by following the proper safety protocols.

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