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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way dental practices operate and interact with patients. CDA’s Clinical Care Workgroup has developed tools and resources to support your team in staying the course with PPE and infection control protocols.
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The ADA in October released a COVID-19 and Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit to assist dentists preparing to implement COVID-19 testing as part of the patient screening process. To assist members with California-specific requirements, CDA’s Clinical Care Workgroup has released additional guidance in the form of a new toolkit resource.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases quickly accelerating, learn what CDA is doing to advocate for dentists and what steps members can take to mitigate risk in the dental practice.
Most counties in California mandate annually that licensed health care facilities require their health care workers to provide evidence of influenza vaccination during the influenza “season.” The flu season typically runs between September and May, but it can be defined differently per county.
The manufacturer of a decontamination system used to decontaminate certain N95 respirators for health care personnel received a warning notice last week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for “failure to comply with regulatory requirements for medical device reporting.”
The American Dental Association has released a COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit to aid dentists who are interested in incorporating rapid point-of-care testing in their practice. To assist members with California-specific requirements, CDA’s Clinical Care Workgroup will release additional POC testing guidance next month.
For location-specific information, visit the CDC website for county-specific guidance. Additional information is available at the California Department of Public Health website.
CDA has developed the following reference to help members understand the roles of each of the organizations involved
Here’s how the ADA Code of Ethics applies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flow chart to help dentists navigate COVID-19 SBA loans and application process.
Source: American Dental Association
There are multiple Small Business Administration (SBA) loan options available for employers. This fact sheet from the ADA provides details and guidance for dentists.
Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.
View more resources in the Practice Support Resource Library.
CDA Endorsed Programs offer additional support and resources for CDA members to address COVID-19 concerns.
Financial Assistance for Small Business Clients
Check out Bank of America's COVID-19 resources for small businesses and read more about financial assistance offerings below:
Bank of America is committed to supporting you during these unprecedented times. We've expanded our ongoing Client Assistance Program, which offers waived fees on certain accounts and deferred credit card, mortgage and auto loan payments.
If you are facing a financial hardship, please contact us or submit a payment deferral request by using the online tool or by using Erica®, our virtual financial assistant in mobile banking. If you are not enrolled in online banking, enroll now to access our online tools.
HR for Health offers complete toolkit to help your practice and staff during COVID-19 — Text CDACOVID to 44222 to request.
As part of the broader COVID-19 efforts, CareCredit will waive the following provider fees from April through August 2020:
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