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Dental association awards task force

MANCHESTER, Maine — The Maine Dental Association’s Re-Opening Task Force, a committee made up of a variety of dental professionals, has been recognized with the 2020 MDA President’s Award.  

Local dentist Dr. Norma Desjardins, who practices in Presque Isle at St. Apollonia Dental Clinic, is among the task force members.

The task force, which was convened during the COVID-19 pandemic to establish a unified vision and comprehensive guidance for Maine dental offices to safely reopen, was acknowledged during a virtual business meeting of the MDA on Oct. 26.

The MDA President’s Award recognizes an individual or group who has made significant and meaningful contributions to the profession.

The task force is made up of a variety of dental professionals, including general dentists, specialists, hygienists, an infection control specialist, a dental assistant and faculty member, a dental practice manager, and a denturist. 

The committee has compiled the document “Establishing Safe Dental Care in the Era of COVID-19” for reference by Maine dental offices and continues to meet to make any needed modifications to the guidance.

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