The association was part of a campaign to get the dental industry included in the CARES Act and other emergency funds.

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) expressed its appreciation for inclusion of dental professionals in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. According to ADSO, this decision will provide the necessary funding for dental practices to continue to rebound across the country, allowing patients to receive the critical dental care they need and ensuring dental providers are not left behind during these complex times.

ADSO took an active role in the process, helping to represent the dental industry and ensuring dentists, hygienists, and support staff were included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other emergency funds.

The CARES Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020.  This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers aid to help protect the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Moving forward, ADSO says that it is committed to supporting dentists in reopening practices across the country and providing safe dental visits to patients.