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Nebraska dentists urged to stop non-emergency appointments

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Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:24:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. (Omaha World-Herald) — Nebraska residents needing to get to their dentist for teeth cleaning might be waiting a bit.

The Nebraska Dental Association has recommended its dentists postpone any non-emergency dental care until after April 1 in an effort to slow the spread of a new coronavirus. T

he organization said in a written statement Tuesday that dentists “have a role to play in 'flattening the curve' ... to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus," the Omaha World-Herald reported. David O'Doherty, executive director of the association, said the group made the decision during an emergency meeting Monday.

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