Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
Guidance, resources and tools to help dental teams practice safely during the pandemic.
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Released May 7, updated guidance for resuming deferred and preventive dental care.
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Updated December 4, interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response.
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Restarting office equipment, office procedures, infection control, supplies, PPE and marketing.
Patient care and treatment resources for when practice reopens. Office procedures, infection control and more.
HR, marketing and economic relief tools for the practice owner.
The information provided on this site is based on the most current information and data available to CDA. The contents of the site will be updated as new information and data emerges. The site provides sample written plans and forms to assist a dental practice in compliance with COVID-19 return to care protocols. It is designed to provide practical information in a summarized manner in regard to the subject matter covered. These guidelines are intended to help dental practices lower (but not eliminate) the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the current pandemic. Dental practices should not presume that following the guidelines will insulate them from liability in the case of infection.
The material provided is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice under any circumstance and no attorney-client relationship is formed. Neither the California Dental Association (CDA) nor any of its subsidiaries or its attorneys assume liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. Neither CDA nor its subsidiaries shall be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from your use of the information contained in this site.
Reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of material contained within this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from CDA is obtained. May 2020.
CTA (if needed)
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.
CDA Practice Support continues to publish frequently asked questions to help dentist-employers understand their obligations and options in the COVID environment. The newest FAQ answers questions about COVID-19 testing, exposure and reporting and employee paid leave.
What do I do if I run out of face masks, gloves, or other PPE?
If you do not have adequate supplies to protect you and your staff while treating an emergency patient, reach out to your local dental society, colleagues, other healthcare professionals or facilities to request them. Supplies can also be request through your local Medical and Health Operational Area Coordinator (MHOAC). Please know that there may be a long waiting period. Access the MHOAC Contact List.