COVID-19 practice resources
Navigate the uncertainties of the pandemic with insights on employment law, patient and staff safety, finances and more.
See what procedures should (or shouldn’t) change in our Return to Work Toolkit.
A guide modeled after OSHA recommendations to help you conduct your own assessment.
Dental offices are exempt from most OSHA temporary standards, but some provisions apply.
CDC guidance on hot topics such as PPE, screening and more.
ADA recommendations for equitable screening and treatment of your patients.
The latest on state-level mandates and recommendations that affect dentistry.
A guide to prioritizing dental emergencies during the pandemic.
How the ADA Code of Ethics applies during the pandemic.
COVID-19 testing and tracing
A complete guide to providing point-of-care COVID-19 tests for your patients.
Guidance from the U.S. Office on Civil rights on sharing patient test results.
Learn about different diagnostic tests authorized by the FDA.
Steps to take when patients test positive for COVID-19 after a dental visit.
What to do when staff members or those in their households test positive for COVID-19.
Requiring employees to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies or antigens raises legal issues.
How to respond when authorities ask for patient information about COVID-19.
When you volunteer at a COVID-19 testing site, good-faith rules cover HIPAA exposures.
Employee and staff issues
Why it’s still important for your dental team to get their flu shots.
Clear agreements can help you support your staff in uncertain times.
Security threats that may affect you if you’re seeing patients via teleconference.
How to spot scammers that target businesses in turbulent times.
Communicating with patients’ spouses and others during COVID-19.
How to respond when patients choose not to wear masks.
How to respond when patients say they can’t wear masks due to disability.
Reasonable accommodations that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Your COVID-19 procedures should comply with Americans with Disabilities Act rules.
Health providers must still offer interpreter or translator services during COVID-19.
Help patients understand when they should — or shouldn’t — make a dental appointment.
Use this template to explain changes to your practice during COVID-19.
Answers to common questions about the HHS Provider Relief Fund.
Learn about financial help available through the ADA Foundation.
Get details on loans offered by the Small Business Administration.
Third-party payers and vendors
Be sure you’re using the right form from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
These blanket waivers offer health care access for patients in Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP.
Guide to managing disputes with vendors and difficulties getting patient data.
Know your obligations during COVID-19 and manage renewals smoothly.
Understanding “force majeure” and other contractual obligations during COVID-19.