Official Guidance

From the CDPH

Released May 7, updated guidance for resuming deferred and preventive dental care.

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Official Guidance

From the CDC

Updated May 19, interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.

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Preparing Your Practice

Get set to restart office equipment, review supply needs and update PPE protocols.

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Patient Care

Navigate patient communications, screening and new infection control steps.

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Practice Management

Manage essential record-keeping and better understand economic relief options.

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For each topic, you’ll find expert guidance and resources to help you in returning to routine care. Pair these tools with the latest public health guidance and state directives.

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The information provided on this site is based on the most current information and data available to CDA. The contents of the site will be updated as new information and data emerges. The site provides sample written plans and forms to assist a dental practice in compliance with COVID-19 return to care protocols. It is designed to provide practical information in a summarized manner in regard to the subject matter covered. These guidelines are intended to help dental practices lower (but not eliminate) the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the current pandemic. Dental practices should not presume that following the guidelines will insulate them from liability in the case of infection.

The material provided is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice under any circumstance and no attorney-client relationship is formed. Neither the California Dental Association (CDA) nor any of its subsidiaries or its attorneys assume liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. Neither CDA nor its subsidiaries shall be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from your use of the information contained in this site.

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