Find all currently available information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including the process for licensed dentists to administer it.
You’ve got questions. CDA has the answers. Here are the top 5 COVID-related questions from CDA members.
Revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards are expected to take effect as early as June 15 with two new major requirements for California employers, including the requirement to make respirators available to unvaccinated employees for voluntary use.
Some dentists are unclear about whether to maintain face covering and social distancing requirements in the dental office following the CDC's updated mask guidance for fully vaccinated people. Cal/OSHA has not yet updated its COVID-19 prevention guidance for dental offices. Protocols for masks and social distancing are still required.
Immunization administration training especially for dental hygienists will take place live via Zoom Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT. Individuals must register for the training by May 23.
Dental practice owners can now order PPE, including N95 masks, face shields and nitrile gloves, at no cost through CDA and the California Medical Association’s PPE relief program. Items are available for order on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Several national chain pharmacies are now selling over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. While these tests have value in helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and potential future disease outbreaks, a rapid test appropriate for use in a dental or other health care setting has yet to be approved.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 29 signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to businesses that received a Paycheck Protection Program loan to pay for employee salaries, group health care benefits, other debt obligations and worker-protection costs related to COVID-19.
View more resources in the Practice Support Resource Library.
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.
There are multiple Small Business Administration (SBA) loan options available for employers. This fact sheet from the ADA provides details and guidance for dentists.
CDA Endorsed Services offer additional support and resources for CDA members to address COVID-19 concerns.
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: