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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.

COVID Addendum to the IIPP

Customize this sample plan to demonstrate compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations. It is an addendum to the dental Practice’s injury and Illness protection program. Updated Jun 2021.

Reporting Symptoms, Exposure or Positive Test for COVID-19: Employee Tracking Form

Use this form when an employee reports symptoms, exposure or positive test for COVID-19 to help track the incident.

How to Pay Staff During COVID-19 Related Absence

Covers how dentist employers must pay staff during a COVID-related illness, exposure or quarantine, time off to receive the vaccine or recover from complications of the COVID-19 vaccine, or to seek a diagnosis.

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.

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 must notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite. This resource details the legal requirements and provides a template for the notice.