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Governor DeWine Statement on New CDC Mask Guidance - May 14, 2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 14, 2021
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Breann Almos: 614-644-0957
 

 

Governor DeWine Statement
on New CDC Mask Guidance

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement directing the Ohio Department of Health to conform the remaining health orders to CDC guidance through June 2nd:

“Ohio will be amending our remaining health orders to comply with the new CDC guidance, which says that those who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, while those who have not been vaccinated should still wear a mask and socially distance.

"The CDC still recommends everyone wear masks when they are in a healthcare setting, when they are travelling on public transportation, including airplanes, and when they are in a business or employer that chooses to require masks. Our order will be amended to reflect these recommendations, as well.

“The most powerful tool we have to protect against the COVID-19 virus is the vaccine. Because of the vaccine, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are decreasing dramatically. The vaccine allows us to live our lives more normally and without fear.

“As I said in my address to Ohioans on Wednesday, the more individuals who get vaccinated, the more the entire state is protected from the virus.  The vaccine is our path out of the pandemic, and it is our best protection against the virus. We are on the offense, and the science is unequivocal: Vaccines are our best weapon to fight COVID-19 and save lives!

“However, not all Ohioans have been vaccinated yet. The June 2nd date I announced for the removal of health orders provided time for those who had not yet gotten their vaccine to get it. While our order will be amended to reflect the new CDC guidance, it will remain in place until June 2nd.

“Further, we must remember, that we still have Ohioans who are not eligible to be vaccinated, including those younger than 12 years-of-age.  Individuals who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear masks pursuant to CDC recommendations. Businesses also have every right to continue to use masks and to require them for employees and customers.  The experience in other states has been that some individuals may choose to wear masks, and many businesses, schools, hospitals, and other employers may choose to require masks in their buildings. That will remain their choice.

“Regardless of the new CDC guidance, this fact remains clear: The most powerful thing anyone can do to end this pandemic is to get vaccinated.”

 

Ohio State Dental Board Meeting - May 5, 2021

Ohio State Dental Board

VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING

May 5, 2021

The Board is conducting a virtual meeting that is accessible to the public via a remote communications tool.  Please refer to the dial-in information below.

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Agenda

Call to Order                                                                                                      3:00 p.m.

  1. Board Business
    1. Introduction of Board Members
    2. Approval of Agenda
    3. Review of Board Meeting Minutes
      1. March 10, 2021 Meeting
    4. Supervisory Investigative Panel Expense Report

  1. Enforcement
    1. Evidentiary Hearing(s)
      1. Holly Fowler
    2. Proposed Consent Agreement(s)
      1. Disciplinary
        1. B.B.
      2. Non-disciplinary
        1. K.A.
        2. J.W.
        3. F.T.
    3. Enforcement Update

  1. Executive Session
  2. Licensure
    1. Licensure/Certification/Registration Report (Issued by the Licensure Section)
    2. General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation Permit Application(s)
    3. Teledentistry Permit(s)
    4. Oral Health Access Supervision Permit(s)
    5. Reinstatement Application(s)

  1. Committees
    1. Education Report
    2. Law and Rules Review Report
      1. Presentation – Tom Terranova, JD, MA, MBA of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery
      2. Anesthesia & Sedation Draft Rules
  2. Executive Updates
    1. President’s Update
    2. Executive Director’s Update

  1. Anything for the Good of the Board

Adjourn

Education Committee Virtual Meeting

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD

Education Committee

Virtual Meeting

April 13, 2021

7:00 p.m. ET

NOTE: There will not be a meeting in a common physical location so as to maintain appropriate social and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per HB 197, the Board is conducting this virtual meeting that is accessible to the public via a remote communications tool.  Please refer to the connection and dial-in information below.

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Agenda

Call to Order - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

 

Welcome - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

Introductions - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

  • Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Michele Carr, Education Committee – Dental Hygienist
  • Dr. Andrew Zucker, Member, Education Committee – Dentist
  • Dr. Ted Bauer, Member, Education Committee - Dentist

Current and New Business – Chair and members

    • ACTION ITEMS
      1. Filing of rules with JCARR
          • 4715-8-02 Sponsors of continuing education
          • 4715-8-03 Standards of approval of biennial sponsors
          • 4715-8-04 Continuing education requirements for renewal or reinstatement
      2. Edits to website re: Cultural Competency
      3. Communication Plan re: approval of CE applications for sponsorships and renewals
    • Dental Assistant Certification Presentations
      1. Medical Technologists Association

Nicole Uhl, RDH

      1. Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) including the NELDA

Katherine Landsberg

Director, Government Relations

      1. Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification

Written presentation

    • Current status of CE Applications provisionally and retroactively approved since March 2020 – present

Roundtable comments – Chair, Members, Others

              

Next steps - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

Adjourn - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

Licensure Examinations: Manikin-based Exams Extended

On June 10, 2020, the Ohio State Dental Board members voted to accept manikin-based clinical examinations administered by regional testing agencies through December 31, 2020, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Based on recommendations from the Licensure Examination Format Committee and in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Board members voted to extend acceptance of manikin-based clinical examinations administered by the five (5) regional testing agencies; CDCA, CITA, CRDTS, SERTA, and WREB through December 31, 2021 for all applications of licenses, registrations, and certifications.

Education Committee Agenda

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD

Education Committee

Virtual Meeting

7 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NOTE: There will not be a meeting in a common physical location so as to maintain appropriate social and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per HB 197, the Board is conducting this virtual meeting that is accessible to the public via a remote communications tool.  Please refer to the connection and dial-in information below.

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Proposed Agenda

Call to order - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

 

Welcome - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

Introductions - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

  • Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Michele Carr, Education Committee – Dental Hygienist
  • Dr. Andrew Zucker, Member, Education Committee – Dentist
  • Dr. Ted Bauer, Member, Education Committee - Dentist

Current and New Business – Chair and members

    • Review of Rules
      • 4715-8-02 Sponsors of continuing education
      • 4715-8-03 Standards of approval of biennial sponsors
      • 4715-8-04 Continuing education requirements for renewal or reinstatement

    • Discussion of guidelines for providers of clinical courses for out-of-state participants.

    • American Academy of Dental Hygiene request to be permanent sponsors

    • Discussion on culture awareness training

Roundtable comments – Chair, Members, Others

               

  • Dr. Bean, Chair
  • Ms. Carr, Member
  • Dr. Zucker, Member
  • Dr. Bauer, Member
  • Others who may be recognized by the Chair

Next steps - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

Adjourn - Dr. Canise Bean, Chair, Education Committee

LICENSING EXAMINATION FORMAT COMMITTEE AGENDA

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD

Licensing Examination Format Committee

Virtual Meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020

NOTE: There will not be a meeting in a common physical location so as to maintain appropriate social and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per HB 197, the Board is conducting this virtual meeting that is accessible to the public via a remote communications tool.  Please refer to the connection and dial-in information below.

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Proposed Agenda

Call to order - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

 

Welcome - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

Introductions - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

  • Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Michele Carr, Vice-chair, LEF Committee – Dental Hygienist
  • Dr. Ted Bauer, Member, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Mary Kay Scaramucci, Member, LEF Committee – Dental Hygienist
  • Dr. Canise Bean, Advisor, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Dr. Faisal Quereshy, Advisor, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Dr. Kumar Subramanian, President, OSDB - Dentist
  • Harry Kamdar, MBA, Executive Director, OSDB - Staff

Status update and report out by committee members - Chair, Members and Advisors

    • ADEX Dental Hygiene Manikin Exam
    • ADEX OSCE Dental Hygiene Exam
    • ADEX DSE OSCE Dental Exam
    • ADEX Dental Manikin Exam
    • ADA DL-OSCE Exam
    • Portfolio/ Hybrid Portfolio Exam

Next steps - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

  • Review of completed assignments by committee members
  • Assess the need for another potential committee meeting next Thursday, Oct 22
  • Preparation of a draft LEF Committee report to present to the Law & Rules Committee by Oct 25

Roundtable comments - Chair, Members and Advisors  

               

  • Ms. Carr, Vice-chair
  • Dr. Bauer, Member
  • Ms. Scaramucci, Member
  • Dr. Bean, Advisor
  • Dr. Quereshy, Advisor
  • Others that may be recognized at the discretion of the Chair

President’s comments - Dr. Kumar Subramanian, President, OSDB

Adjourn - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

Licensing Examination Format Committee Agenda

OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD

Licensing Examination Format Committee

Virtual Meeting

7 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020

NOTE: There will not be a meeting in a common physical location so as to maintain appropriate social and physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per HB 197, the Board is conducting this virtual meeting that is accessible to the public via a remote communications tool.  Please refer to the connection and dial-in information below.

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Proposed Agenda

Call to order- Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

 

Welcome - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

 

Introductions - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

  • Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Michele Carr, Vice-chair, LEF Committee – Dental Hygienist
  • Dr. Ted Bauer, Member, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Ms. Mary Kay Scaramucci, Member, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Dr. Canise Bean, Advisor, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Dr. Faisal Quereshy, Advisor, LEF Committee - Dentist
  • Dr. Kumar Subramanian, President, OSDB - Dentist
  • Harry Kamdar, MBA, Executive Director, OSDB - Staff

President’s message - Dr. Kumar Subramanian, President, OSDB

 

Logistics - Mr. Harry Kamdar, Executive Director, OSDB

 

Mission - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

Complete comprehensive research, review and make recommendations to the Law & Rules Committee

by October 25, 2020 on all non-patient based clinical licensing examination formats currently available

to candidates for initial dental and dental hygiene licensure in the State of Ohio.

 

Core Values -Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

Core values embraced by this LEF Committee in coming up with the recommendations will be centered

around maintaining the integrity of the dental and dental hygiene licensure process and thereby

protecting dental consumers of Ohio.

 

Non-patient based clinical exam formats being reviewed - Chair, Members and Advisors

    • ADEX Dental Hygiene Manikin Exam
    • ADEX OSCE Dental Hygiene Exam
    • ADEX DSE OSCE Dental Exam
    • ADEX Dental Manikin Exam
    • ADA DL-OSCE Exam
    • Portfolio/ Hybrid Portfolio Exam

Data Gathering Guidelines - Chair, Members and Advisors

  • Changes,
  • Additions
  • Deletions            

Assignments and Reporting process - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

  • Assignments
  • Reports due to the Chair by Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Roundtable comments - Chair, Members and Advisors                

  • Ms. Carr, Vice-chair
  • Dr. Bauer, Member
  • Ms. Scaramucci, Member
  • Dr. Bean, Advisor
  • Dr. Quereshy, Advisor
  • Others that may be recognized at the discretion of the Chair

Next Virtual Meeting of the LEF Committee - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

  • Thursday October 15, 2020, 7:00pm

Adjourn - Dr. Kathy Brisley-Sedon, Chair, LEF Committee

Licensure Examinations Update, June 10, 2020

The Ohio State Dental Board members unanimously voted on June 10, 2020 to accept manikin-based clinical examinations administered by regional testing agencies through December 31, 2020, effective immediately, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This requires no changes to the Dental Practice Act.  Please refer to the motion that passed as follows:

Michele Carr, R.D.H. motioned, Dr. Theodore Bauer seconded, that the Ohio State Dental Board accept manikin-based clinical examinations administered by the five (5) regional testing agencies; CDCA, CITA, CRDTS, SERTA, and WREB through December 31, 2020 for all applications of licenses, registrations, and certifications.

COVID-19 UPDATE - DENTAL OFFICES OPENING ON MAY 1, 2020

 

As per the Governor’s announcement on April 27, 2020, dental offices are permitted to open on May 1, 2020 to provide dental services. The Ohio State Dental Board urges dental healthcare providers to exercise the utmost caution and to adhere strictly to infection control protocols and PPE guidelines as outlined in the ADA Toolkit and CDC. The guidelines listed below are to be followed in their entirety by dental offices in addition to the governor’s protocols for responsible restart of all businesses.  Please refer to the web links below the guidelines.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDNG DENTAL CARE DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

  1. Pre-screen every patient for COVID-19 risk factors using a comprehensive questionnaire until accurate testing is available.
  2. Reduce the number of in-person appointments by utilizing telephone triage and other remote strategies to address specific patient concerns.
  3. Stagger patient appointments to minimize patient-to-patient contact. To facilitate adequate distancing, it is strongly recommended to limit one patient per dental care provider. Observing these guidelines will regulate the number of patients within an office/clinic at any given time. 
  4. Social distancing will be observed in the dental offices and waiting areas.  To help adequate distancing, it is strongly recommended to limit one patient per dental care provider. Observing these guidelines, will regulate the total number of patients seen in a day and the number of patients within an office/clinic at any given time.
  5. Schedule patients ensuring that sufficient time is allocated for appropriate disinfection between patients as recommended in the ADA toolkit.
  6. Patients should come alone for appointments (except where necessary for interpreters, guardians of minors, and others needing assistance).
  7. Record body temperatures for every patient when they arrive for their appointment.
  8. Patients reporting or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are to be advised to contact their primary care physician immediately and placed in quarantine as appropriate. 
  9. Dentists should secure COVID-19 test reports where available for patients and staff.
  10. All staff members should have their temperatures taken upon arriving at work and a record maintained at the dental office.
  11. Staff members who report or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms should self-quarantine and contact their primary care physician immediately and follow their advice. If found to be positive, the dental office should follow the Ohio Department of Health protocol.
  12. All dental personnel shall use appropriate PPE as dictated by the procedure performed, consistent with guidelines from the CDC and the American Dental Association, including masks, face shields, fluid-resistant gowns and hair cover if applicable.
  13. Dental providers should use high volume evacuators and isolation strategies including rubber dams when appropriate to limit exposure to aerosols.
  14. It is recommended that patients use a pre-procedure mouth rinse immediately before beginning a procedure
  15. All surfaces must be disinfected between patients in accordance with the ADA guidelines.
  16. Special care should be taken for patients with higher risk (pre-existing comorbidities) or immunocompromised individuals.
  17. Dentists are encouraged to work with local public health agencies regarding necessary screening and reporting requirements.
  18. These guidelines will continue to be updated as needed.

Links:

 

https://www.ada.org/en

 

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_Interim_Mask_and_Face_Shield_Guidelines.pdf?_ga=2.85786970.292816939.1588022482-293093398.1556047110

 

https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_COVID19_UnderstandingMasks.pdf?utm_source=cpsorg&utm_medium=cpsalertbar&utm_content=cv-safety-maskchart&utm_campaign=covid-19

 

https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/personal-protective-equipment.html

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance-list.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc

COVID-19 UPDATE – DENTAL OFFICES RE-OPENING DATE NOT SET YET – 4/23/2020; 9:30 P.M.

Please be advised that a date for the re-opening of dental offices for normal business consisting of non-essential dental procedures has NOT been set yet.  We will post an announcement as soon as a date is set.  In the meantime, continue to follow the Ohio Department of Health’s Order which permits treating emergency procedures only.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  If you have any questions, please contact the Board at (614) 466-2580 or Dental.Board@den.ohio.gov.