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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.

Back to Practice Staff Training

Step-by-step guide to help you prepare for and facilitate a formal training session with your team to get ready for safely welcoming patients back to your practice.

Operatory Disinfection

Bundled resources to guide operatory disinfection in the dental practice.

C.E. waiver extension granted for California dentists, RDHs, RDAs

In July, California-licensed dental professionals whose licenses expire in July and August were given through Dec. 1 to complete their required C.E. according to a waiver issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs. The DCA on Aug. 27 issued a new waiver giving licensed dentists, RDHs and RDAs through Feb. 27, 2021, to complete the required C.E. and testing for license renewal.

CDC removes 15-minute wait recommendation for cleaning, disinfecting dental operatories

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.”

FFCRA Benefits Eligibility Tool

Source: U.S. Department of Labor

Online tool to help workers determine eligibility for paid sick leave due to COVID-19. Employer’s may use to determine their obligations.

Certain N95 mask substitutes can no longer be decontaminated for reuse, says FDA

After reviewing tests showing that authorized respirators manufactured in China can “vary in their design and performance,” the FDA chose to remove certain products from its list of respirators that can be decontaminated for reuse during the current public health emergency.

Executive order facilitates workers' compensation benefits for COVID-19 exposure

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted individuals and businesses globally and has affected each market individually. Workers’ compensation is no exception, and Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed executive orders that may affect the dental practice. Additionally, the California Legislature has introduced several bills that could redefine how employees access workers’ compensation benefits for COVID-19.

Elastomeric respirators: an alternative to N95 respirators

Information and tips for using elastomeric respirators

Staging the Dental Practice

Checklist and diagram for staging the dental practice for physical distancing and safe patient flow.