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Dentistry & Covid: How Dentists Are Caring for Patients & Are People Coming During the Pandemic?


To reduce coronavirus exposure, many are people are still putting their dental appointments on hold until the pandemic subsides. What are the consequences for dental health in Maine? We discuss what care and procedures dentists are providing, how they are handling Covid safety, and what concerns they have for the health of their patients.


Dr. Brad Rand, general dentist, Rand Dentistry in Brewer; past president, Maine Dental Association

Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, pediatric dentist based in Augusta; faculty, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Joanna Fox, general dentist, Fox Family Dental in South Portland


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.