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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.


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To: Ninth District members
 
The Ninth District Dental Association Board of Governors regretfully announces the cancellation of our Wednesday, May 20, 2020 General Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but trust you will understand this decision has been made with an abundance of caution, and in the interest of public health to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
 
We look forward to seeing you at our two remaining 2020 General Meetings:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.
 
Please note, our Frills and Drills - Celebrating Women in Dentistry social has been postponed to the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Saltaire in Port Chester.
 
We encourage everyone to follow the recommended safety precautions at the CDC’s website.
 
Thank you for your continuing support of the Ninth District Dental Association and we look forward to seeing you September 16th at our General Meeting!
 
Stay Safe and Healthy.
 
Regards,
Stephan Cancian
Executive Director

Latest News From The Ninth District

New CDC guidelines

Dentists are encouraged to follow the ADA guidelines and determine the correct protocol for their office based on their professional judgement.

As you are aware, and we announced to our members on Friday, the CDC has released new guidance for dental settings as of June 17, 2020. These guidelines include a change: “The recommendation to wait 15 minutes after completion of clinical care and exit of each patient without suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to begin to clean and disinfect room surfaces has been removed to align with CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings.” This will likely generate questions from our members along the lines of “Does this mean we can immediately clean a room after we dismiss a patient?”

The ADA has released a response to this recommendation that can be found here:

https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2020-archive/june/ada-responds-to-change-from-cdc-on-waiting-period-length

All of these guidelines properly leave the decisions up to the dentists’ professional judgement and the ADA article provides a link to doing a hazard assessment of their office to help dentists make that evaluation:

 https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Member%20Center/Members/Hazard_Assessment/ADA_COVID-19_Hazard_Assessment.pdf

Dentists are encouraged to use this tool to evaluate what they do in their office to insure their safety, the safety of their dental team and their patients.

Members might also ask about this statement from the NYS Guidelines: “Responsible Parties must ensure that DHCP wait at least 15 minutes after completion of dental visit or procedure to allow potential contagious droplets to sufficiently fall from the air before beginning cleaning and disinfection of surfaces in the dental operatory per CDC Guidance on Generation and Behavior of Airborne Particles.”

Since that statement refers to the CDC guidelines which no longer mention a specific time period, dentists should be encouraged to follow the ADA guidelines and determine the correct protocol for their office based on their professional judgement.  

These guidelines evolve daily as new knowledge becomes available about COVID-19 and NYSDA and the ADA will continue to monitor and report on any new material.

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