Important Websites:
The following websites have a wealth of information regarding the virus, the impact it is having on the community, and your office. With the spread of the virus, so changes our local, state and national governments’ response to it.
Check these sites often for new information.

CDA President Dr. Richard Nagy Interview with ABC 7 Los Angeles

He discusses dental visits in the COVID era and what added steps patients can expect to ensure safety at their next visit. Watch now.

Is it safe to go to the dentist? 

CBS This Morning reports on extra steps dentists are taking to help protect patients and staff as dental practices fully reopen. Watch now.

Open wide: US dentists quickly rebuild after virus shutdown

Patients return for dental appointments amid added safety precautions and social distancing measures. Read now.

A Message for SDCDS Members:


New guidelines have been released regarding the practice of dentistry by the State of California and San Diego County. Please click the following links for more information on resuming deferred and preventive treatment at dental offices.


  1. Jul. 21: Employers must report to Cal/OSHA any serious illness or injury connected to worksite
  2. Jul. 13: Latest COVID-19 closure order does not impact dental practices
  3. Jul. 9: San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant
  4. Jul. 7: The ADA has announced the launch of the ADA Patient Return Resource Center
  5. Jul. 1: Order Waiving License Renewal Requirements
  6. Jul. 1: The rising cost of PPE: CDA addresses member concerns on charging a PPE fee
  7. Jun. 25: CDC removes 15-minute wait recommendation for cleaning, disinfecting dental operatories
  8. Jun. 24: Amalgam separator requirement in effect July 14
  9. Jun. 18: New pre-employment regulations prohibiting practices that reflect age and religious discrimination
  10. Jun. 17: CDA cancels September C.E. convention in San Francisco due to public health guidance
  11. Jun. 17: ADA FDC 2020 to move online in light of COVID-19 pandemic
  12. Jun. 15: Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
  13. Jun. 8: Reporting Symptoms/Positive Test for COVID-19 Flowchart
  14. Jun. 16: Dental facilities must install amalgam separator by July 14 deadline
  15. May 20: UPDATED: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak 
  16. May 7: CA Dept. of Public Health Guidance for Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care
  17. May 4: Sac Bee: Why California dentists can’t fix your teeth right now: The state took their face masks
  18. Apr. 27: CA Dept. of Public Health: Guidelines for Resuming California’s Deferred and Preventive Health Care
  19. Apr. 17: CDA Call to Action: Urge Congress to approve relief legislation
  20. Apr. 5: CDA provides clarification on the Small Business Administration’s EIDL and PPP loan
  21. Mar. 31: CA Dental Board extends date for continuing education requirements for license renewal
  22. Mar. 19: The US Congress has passed legislation that will help dental practices. HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  23. Mar. 19: CDA Presents Anaheim canceled in accordance with public health guidance on coronavirus

Webinars/CE Opportunities:



On Demand:

  1. FREE online CE for SDCDS members
  2. ADA COVID-19 Digital Events
  3. UPDATED: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak 
  4. COVID-19 Transmission and Emergency Care Q&A
  5. Financial Planning for Dental Practice Owners Through COVID-19
  6. Navigating Employee’s During COVID-19 – Sherry Mostofi
  7. CDA/Ali Oromchian webinar, “COVID-19 and Best Practices for the Dental Team,” and FAQs.
  8. Gene St. Louis Consulting: Navigating this ever-changing climate – COVID19
    1. Downloadable documents
    2. Webinar Recording
  9. Lisa Frank: COVID-19 Return to Work Issues: How to Handle Employees Who Can’t or Won’t Work
    1. Downloadable documents
  10. Drew Phillips, CPA: ‘How to navigate the updated PPP program’
    1. Downloadable documents
    2. Webinar Recording
  11. Laura Maly, Co-Founder: Doing Dentistry Differently: The Three Things You Need to Stand Out in a Post-COVID19 World
    1. Webinar Recording
  12. Craig Fechter, CPA: “PPP – Summary of Dental Specific Considerations and an Overview of the Major Legislative Changes that have Occurred in the Past 6 Weeks”
    1. Downloadable documents
    2. Webinar Recording