COVID-19: UF Dentistry Update


(Updated Tuesday, August 25)

Acceptable Mask Use at UF Dental Facilities

  • Masks are required inside all UF dental facilities unless you are inside a private space with a closed door, and no one else is present.
  • Masks with valves are prohibited unless you are wearing another mask to cover the valve. According to CDC guidance, “Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others. This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others.”
  • For additional information about face masks and COVID-19, please visit the CDC website here.

Oral Health Care & COVID-19

Local media recently contacted us to find out more about steps we are taking to deliver care and handle positive test results of our personnel. We wanted to share our response with our patients and college below.



Oral Health Care & COVID-19

A Letter to Our UFCD Patients from Dean Isabel Garcia, DDS, MPH

College of Dentistry Resources

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tracing and Tracking, Information and Resources

Information on processes and protocols compiled by Dr. Micaela Gibbs, UFCD interim chair of community dentistry and behavioral science, as we navigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) together.

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Protecting Yourself and Others

Please heed all recommendations to protect our loved ones and our communities by following CDC guidance about how to prevent COVID-19 illness and recognize symptoms.

Contact Us Before Coming to the Dental Center If You Have:

  • Traveled recently to China, Iran or any European country and/or had close personal contact with someone who has returned from these areas.
  • Flu-like symptoms
    • Fever greater than 100
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Muscle aches
  • And/or close personal contact with someone who has these symptoms.

We encourage everyone to follow precautions to protect your health and the health of those around you. For updated information, here are some recommended sites: