As some dental practices in California begin to resume the provision of deferred and preventive care following updated state guidance issued specifically for dental health care personnel, dentists throughout the state remain confused about how to open their offices, what preventive measures they must implement and what services they can provide, writes Richard Nagy, DDS, CDA president, in a letter sent May 18 to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Sacramento County on Tuesday extended orders for all residents to stay home to prevent spread of the coronavirus from April 7 to May 1, and imposed new rules for essential businesses.
Dental offices in San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda counties and the city of Berkeley are required to have a Social Distancing Protocol completed and posted at our near the entrance of their facilities. Download the protocol form and read an overview of the orders.