COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources
Answers to member questions and the latest dentistry updates.
Background on why CDA issued a recommendation instead of a mandate to limit procedures to urgent or emergency cases only and how this is enforced. Information on what a mandate would mean for dentists.
Given the seriousness of the COVID-19 crisis, CDA is recommending this in order to minimize exposure to patients and the dental team and to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE). View details >>
Hygienists are considered employees of the practice and should be eligible for any of the above leaves of absence if they meet the eligibility requirements of the policy.
Supporting employees who must miss work due to school or daycare closures, including options for paid and unpaid leave.
CDA continues to advocate for economic relief for dentists and their staff around loss of income.
Should I require a separate signed informed consent for emergency treatment related to COVID-19?
While we know that there are sample consent or “waiver” forms available from various sources on the internet, from a legal standpoint, CDA and TDIC do not advise using a separate COVID-19 form. Instead, you should be obtaining basic consent for the specific treatment, as you ordinarily would.