The August 5 webinar will feature a number of ADA officials and provide new research on consumer views about returning to the dentist. 

The American Dental Association (ADA) is holding a live webinar on Thursday, August 5, for dental professionals to learn more about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental practices. 

The webinar, titled “A Special Webinar from the ADA: How COVID-19 Is Impacting Dental Practices and Patient Attitudes Toward Visiting the Dentist,” will feature new research on consumer views about returning to the dentist. 

Panelists include Marko Vujicic, PhD, chief economist and vice president, ADA Health Policy Institute; Jon Last, president, SLRG & Partner in “Back-to-Normal Barometer”; Michael Graham, senior vice president, ADA Division of Government and Public Affairs; Dr Kirk Norbo, chair of the ADA’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force; and Dr Nipa Thakkar, private practice dentist and faculty, Penn Dental Medicine. The webinar will also include an introduction by Dr Chad Gehani, ADA president, and be moderated by Dr Kathy O’Loughlin, ADA executive director. 

The panelists will discuss the latest data from the ADA’s Health Policy Institute bi-weekly tracking poll, including the latest data on patient volume, collections and personal protective equipment stockpiles in dental practices across the United States. In addition, they will share never-before-seen research on consumer sentiments about visiting the dentist from Engagious, a consumer research firm partnering with the ADA, as well as the ADA’s role in supporting dentists and safeguarding the safety of the public during the pandemic. 

The 75-minute webinar is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm CDT. 

Registration is available at