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Back to Practice Staff Training

CDA's COVID-19 Clinical Care Workgroup developed this complete Back to Practice Staff Training program to support you and your team as you navigate changed processes and protocols when returning to practice, as PPE availability and public health guidance allow. This elective training includes a step-by-step guide to help prepare for and facilitate a formal training session with your team to get ready for safely welcoming patients back to your practice.

Step 1: Register for C.E. (optional)

Follow these steps to receive C.E. units for this training:

  • Register for the course. Note: Each member of the team seeking C.E. will need to register individually to receive credit. 
  • Once registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link back to this page. Simply download the materials to conduct the Back to Practice Staff Training
  • The next business day, each registrant will receive an email with details on completing the survey to receive C.E. units.
  • C.E. units will be issued within 30 days after the survey is completed.
Course Details

C.E. units: 4.0, Core

Speaker: David Rothman, DDS

Course details:

This course is designed as an A-to-Z training program for dental offices to plan their return to care. Attendees will learn about the SARS-CoV-2 virus, modes of transmission, zones of aerosol management and the requirements for PPE, infection control and the numerous other requirements for providing dental care in accordance with the guidance and requirements established by the California Department of Public Health, Cal/OSHA, CDC and other relevant regulatory and advisory agencies.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify elimination, administrative and engineering strategies dental offices use to reduce the risk of SARs-CoV-2 transmission
  2. Determine the appropriate PPE for the various types of dental care provided in a dental office
  3. Describe office procedures that must be adjusted to accommodate the requirements for physical distancing

Step 2: Download materials

Facilitator/Dentist resources

Get your staff training facilitator guide, agenda, training participant toolkit, and sample letter to staff.

Participant/staff resources

Step 3: Conduct the training

Complete training with your dental team before you plan to open to patients.

  • In the first session, the team will watch the recorded Back to Practice Staff Training presentation.
  • Use the agenda from step 2 to guide each session and use the resource packets to share and review key information.
  • If you or your team registered to receive C.E., watch for an email for each individual to complete the survey once the training is completed.