COVID-19 Practice Resources | American Dental Association

COVID-19 practice resources

Navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic with insights on employment law, patient and staff safety, finances and more.

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Practice guidance

Help your practice make informed decisions about indoor masking and speaking with patients.
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See what procedures should (or shouldn’t) change.
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A guide modeled after OSHA recommendations to help you conduct your own assessment.
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Use this form to help determine your risk level.
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Read OSHA's Fact Sheet on the ETS to understand what you need to do.
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A guide to prioritizing dental emergencies during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 testing and tracing

A complete guide to providing point-of-care COVID-19 tests for your patients.
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Guidance from the U.S. Office on Civil rights on sharing patient test results.
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Learn about different diagnostic tests authorized by the FDA.
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CDC infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel
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Requiring employees to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies or antigens raises legal issues.
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How to respond when authorities ask for patient information about COVID-19.
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Employee and staff issues

Why it’s still important for your dental team to get their flu shots.
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Clear agreements can help you support your staff in uncertain times.
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Security

How to spot scammers that target businesses in turbulent times.
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Patient communications

Communicating with patients’ spouses and others during COVID-19.
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How to respond when patients say they can’t wear masks due to disability.
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Reasonable accommodations that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Your COVID-19 procedures should comply with Americans with Disabilities Act rules.
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Help patients understand when they should — or shouldn’t — make a dental appointment.
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Financial assistance

Answers to common questions about the HHS Provider Relief Fund.
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Learn about financial help available through the ADA Foundation.
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Get details on loans offered by the Small Business Administration.

Third-party payers and vendors

These blanket waivers offer health care access for patients in Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP.
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Guide to managing disputes with vendors and difficulties getting patient data.
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