In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all health providers, including dental providers, were required to suspend all elective and non-emergency procedures in March. During this uncertain time, our partners at the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition (KOHC) are dedicated to monitoring the latest updates and recommendations from the CDC, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and other national and state partners on best practices for the oral health community, including:

Additionally, in a collaborative effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus and alleviate the burden on hospitals and emergency departments, KOHC along with several key oral health partners across the state released an infographic to provide guidance for individuals, families, and caregivers on how to approach dental care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oral health is an important component of overall health and well-being and having a healthy mouth should remain a priority for everyone. Please share the guidance below about how to maintain good oral health while we all stay healthy at home.