Understand guidance on practice disinfection and types of personal protection equipment.
Dental professionals can now order masks, gowns, disinfectant and other infection control supplies at no cost through the PPE Relief Program, offered by the California Medical Association in partnership with CDA. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Register through the PPE Relief Direct Store and start shopping today. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (nominal shipping and handling fees will apply).
Employers may choose to recommend or require employees obtain the flu vaccine based on policy or mandate. An employer may need to grant an employee a reasonable accommodation and permit an employee to be exempt from a mandatory (Influenza) flu vaccination. This form may be customized according to your practice need and used to document accommodations provided for employees who decline to be vaccinated.
Effective workplace ventilation can limit exposures to SARS-CoV-2 by reducing concentrations of the virus. Review this list of recommended interventions.
Quick reference chart to understand PPE recommendations
A written respiratory protection program is required when an employer requires an employee to wear a respirator, such as an N95, for their safety.
Recorded webinar on the use of this type of respirator in healthcare.
This document is intended to address frequently asked questions about personal protective equipment (PPE).
A visual resource that provides information on various masks and respirators, including agency approval, size and fit, testing requirements and decontamination guidance.
Bundled resources to guide operatory disinfection in the dental practice.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends that dental care personnel “wait 15 minutes after completion of clinical care and exit of each patient without suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to begin to clean and disinfect room surfaces.”