According to a recent report, children are losing out on preventive dental treatment, including brushing teeth and checkups during the pandemic. A third of parents reacting to the survey released by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, said that Covid-19 prevents the dental treatment that children need to have. 40 percent of parents have stopped seeking care at all since the pandemic started, reporting concerns about sickness, closures in the workplace, and costs. That is not healthy, says Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, a pediatric dentist and spokesperson for the American Dental Association. Shenkin said disease prevention techniques have shown success in protecting patients and staff, despite concerns about the spread of Covid-19 in dental offices. While a November study reported in The Journal of the American Dental Association found that parents can confidently book pediatric dental appointments, Shenkin said. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes dentists as a very high risk of exposure to Covid-19,however, dentists have remained at low actual infection rates.