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SMDS & MSDA COVID-19 Updates

April 1st, 2020 SMDS All Dental Assisting Classes have been postponed. New dates to be announced.


March 20th, 2020 The Southern Maryland Dental Society office in College Park is closed for the next 2 weeks.  Valerie Fridley, Executive Director,  will be working remotely.

March 16th, 2020: In light of the rapidly growing developments regarding official responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19), The Maryland State Dental Association recommends all dental practices voluntarily suspend all non-essential and non-urgent dental care for at least 3 weeks. This recommendation reflects our continuing concern for the safety, health and well being of your patients, your staff and yourself. The fluid activities at the state and federal levels suggest the possibility that more stringent and mandated restrictions are possible. The MSDA recommends promptly making provisions for further disruptions to your practice in the near future.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation, provide updates and statements as the situation evolves. The following are several resources available that are regularly being updated on the continuing situation:

Maryland Department of Health – Coronoavirus

American Dental Association – Virus