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The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our daily lives is rapidly evolving. Here are some resources and guidance to help dentists navigate this unprecedented time for their practices, staff and patients.
Practice Management Resources
NEW Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for employers
Small Business Administration (SBA) loans available for employers include the new Paycheck Protection Loan and EIDL loans.
Download loan details
NEW State Mandates and Recommendations on COVID-19
View the latest state-by-state updates on procedure requirements and/or restrictions for dentists.
Find your state (EXCEL)
Financial Assistance from Third Party Payers
Some third party payer are offering financial assistance to independent dental practices impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read about assistance programs
Financial Obligations to Staff
Many dentists view their teams not as employees, but as family members. Here’s what staff are owed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download financial obligations guide
ADA Foundation Assistance Program
The ADA Foundation offers grants to help dentists and their dependents cover emergencies and expenses.
Learn more about grants
Emergency Procedures — Patients
Help patients understand when they should — or shouldn’t — make a dental appointment.
Download the patient’s guide
This is an uncertain time for many employees, including dentists. Here’s a breakdown of the common terms in dentists’ employment agreements that may apply now.
Download the agreements guide
Letter to Patients
This template is designed to help you communicate changes to your practice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Download patient letter (WORD)
COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance
You may see some patients via teledentistry during the COVID-19 outbreak. This quick guide outlines different billing codes your practice may need to use.
Download the coding guide
The ADA Code of Ethics and COVID-19
As a result of the pandemic, ethical principles may require different steps than dentists are used to taking. Here’s how the ADA Code of Ethics applies during these extreme circumstances.
Download the ethics guide
Handling Vendor Payment Disputes
This guide helps dentists understand how to handle payment disputes with vendors and difficulties accessing patient data.
Download the dispute guide
Renegotiating Existing Contracts
The COVID-19 pandemic may impact your obligations under existing contracts. This guide will help you when renegotiating payment terms.
Download the renegotiation guide
Contract Obligations during COVID-19
Understand “force majeure” contractual provisions and how events related to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply to your contract obligations.
Download force majeure guide
Safety and Clinical Guidance
JADA Infection Control Resources
The Journal of the American Dental Association has compiled a collection of relevant articles on infection control and opened them to the public.
Read JADA articles
OSHA Guidance Summary: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
As employers, practice owners have a responsibility to ensure safe working conditions for staff. Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic affects that responsibility.
Download the OSHA summary
NEW Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team
An overview of effective hand hygiene practices that help reduce the risk of infection transmission.
Read the hygiene guide
NEW Tucson Medical Center’s Donning and Doffing Instructions
Learn the correct sequence for donning and doffing gowns, masks, respirators, goggles, face shields and gloves.
Download PPE instructions
NEW Tucson Medical Center’s Guide to Putting On and Taking Off Respirators
Respirators play an important role in keeping you safe. Here’s how to properly put them on and take them off.
Download respirator guide
Digital Events and Webinars
NEW Dental Practice Financial Issues Surrounding COVID-19
CPA Allen Schiff identifies what should be on your financial checklist and how the CARES Act impacts dentists.
Watch March 27 webinar
NEW The CARES Act
Learn more about what’s in the CARES Act and how it can immediately impact your practice.
Watch March 27 webinar
NEW 19 Ways to Defeat the Pandemic
Dr. Mark E. Hyman shares what you can do now and when you are back to work to help your practice survive — and thrive.
Watch March 26 webinar
NEW Keep the Lights On
Big Buzz CEO Wendy O’Donovan Phillips on how to predict short- and long-term impacts on your business.
Watch March 25 webinar
ADA and OSAP Webinar
Infection control experts answer dentists’ questions on protocol and procedures in light of COVID-19
Watch March 20 webinar
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