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.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last December issued guidance indicating that employers may encourage or possibly require COVID-19 vaccinations, but policies must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sunstar Americas Inc. has expanded its voluntary nationwide recall on its prescription oral rinse. The FDA on Dec. 28, 2020, published an updated announcement expanding the expiration period from Dec. 31, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2022.
Practice Support and Risk Management are receiving calls from member dentists concerned about how the pandemic is affecting daily business operations. To ensure all member concerns are addressed, CDA has compiled the most recent, commonly asked questions from member dentists about reducing employee hours and wages, managing delinquent accounts, patient dismissals and more.