Coronavirus Update for Dental Licensees

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Coronavirus Update for Dental Licensees


The Minnesota Board of Dentistry has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has issued guidance as it becomes available. We greatly appreciate the commitment of dental professionals to treat patients and provide continuity of care at this time. However, given the emerging information in the last few days, we recommend that dental clinics postpone any non-emergent or elective dental care for two weeks starting on March 17, 2020. We anticipate that we will receive more state and federal guidance over the next few weeks concerning how providers can prevent transmission of the virus and safely treat patients. Although this is not currently mandated, we believe it is in the best interest of patients and providers alike. We also recommend that you provide patients with emergency contact information for dentists to prevent them from seeking care in emergency room settings, in the case that they have a true dental emergency.

Please email me at with any questions and you will be answered promptly. Please do not call the Board’s office as that may delay the response time. Thank you for your continued commitment to providing safe an effective care to the citizens of Minnesota.