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Preparing Your Practice

Get resources to support your practice operations as you get ready to reopen your doors. With guidance from CDA’s experts and trusted sources, strategically plan to restart equipment, review dental supply needs and update PPE protocols.

How to Pay Staff During COVID-19 Related Absence

A flowchart to help employers determine their obligations to provide paid leave benefits to employees who may have been exposed or contracted COVID-19 in the dental office.

Employee Screening for COVID-19

Employers should continue to evaluate employee health regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Flu and COVID-19 Safety Posters
A poster to display in the dental office and children’s activity sheet that encourage patients and dental team members to take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of respiratory viruses.
Declination of Employer Recommended or Required Influenza (flu) Vaccination

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. 

COVID Addendum to IIPP

Customize this plan to demonstrate compliance with Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention regulations

Business and Employer Assistance

California and federal government assistance for small businesses and employers, including information on tax relief, loan programs, employer policies and resources as well as financial assistance.

Reporting Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test Results

This eLearning module will educate dental practice staff on what steps to take when a patient or employee reports COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and test results.

PPE Recommendations for Dental Practice

Quick reference chart to understand PPE recommendations

Required Notice of Potential Exposure to COVID-19

California employers are legally required to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite. Follow these instructions for providing the notice and complying with reporting requirements if an outbreak occurs. Included is a “notice of exposure” template.