COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources
Answers to member questions and the latest dentistry updates.
How HIPAA applies during the COVID-19 emergency.
I want to help my family and friends who are sheltering in place by prescribing medication they need. Is that okay to do?
Any prescription written by a dentist must be in conjunction with dental treatment provided by the dentist and documented in the patient’s record. A pharmacist may question a prescription that appears to be written for personal or family use or is unrelated to treatment the dentist has provided.
Information on Schedule II prescriptions/prescribing controlled substances for emergency patients.
Getting started with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, including CDT codes and where to find detailed guidance.
How ot use online portals on dental plan websites due to delays in customer service responsiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Properly document and chart any telehealth appointments, either electronically or by some other means, to ensure this information is added to the patient’s dental chart.