In its interim guidance, the American Dental Association recommends that some dental patients undergo testing for COVID-19 before undergoing aerosol-generating procedures in certain situations. As a result, some dentists have expressed concerns about burdening hospitals by sending patients to be tested. Dr. Dave Preble and Dr. Marcelo Araujo explain why the ADA made this recommendation during a time when testing may be difficult to come by.

Get complete information about the ADA’s interim guidance to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission here:

Please note: The information presented in this video was accurate as of April 7, 2020. Because of the ever-changing nature of both COVID-19 and healthcare recommendations, information in this video is subject to change. For the latest updates about COVID-19, visit