At Governor Northam’s daily briefing today, VDA President Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds discussed what Virginia dentists are doing to safely resume seeing patients after the Governor’s Executive Order is lifted at the end of the month. Video of the press conference is available here.
Dr. Reynolds walked through measures that patients can expect at dental offices to keep them safe as they resume treatment that has been postponed, and encouraged them to reach out with confidence to their oral healthcare provider to schedule their next appointment.
She also thanked the Governor for his Executive Order 60, signed earlier this week, that offers liability protections for healthcare providers, including dentists, acting in good faith during this emergency.
Governor Northam recognized the VDA for its engagement throughout the crisis and for its detailed interim guidelines, issued earlier this week, for dentists as they re-open their practices.
The Governor’s Order of Public Health Emergency 2, which related to the postponement of elective procedures, expires at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday April 30.