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.

Oral health is an important part of overall health. Dentists are following guidance from the CDC to ensure patient safety at every appointment and keep you smiling. Read More Here.

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 More Here.

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.

Dentists are Vaccinating San Diegans, How about You?: There are 4 organizations that you can chose from to volunteer for vaccine administration. 
    1. Medical Reserve Corps (MCR): Dentists must submit the following:
    2. Scripps Health
    3. Sharp
    4. UCSD*
News Feed:
    1. Feb. 22:COVID-19 Vaccines in the Dental Workplace: FAQs for Practice Owners
    2. Feb. 9: Retired dentists in California can participate in state’s COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts
    3. Feb. 1: What to Expect – Before, During, and After Your Appointment
    4. Jan. 13: Understand best practices regarding employee vaccination, including vaccine policies, employer mandates and employee vaccine reactions.
    5. Jan. 6: COVID-19 Vaccinations: Appointment Sign-Up
        1. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact COVIDVaxInquiry@sdcounty.ca.gov.
    6. Jan. 5: Additional steps to take if you are interested in becoming a COVID-19 vaccine administer in San Diego County
    7. Jan. 4: DCA permits dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines
    8. The required trainings, totaling three hours, are free and self-paced: 
        1. COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers
        2. What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
        3. What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
        4. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

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Upcoming:

New DDS Webinar – Pearls of Wisdom Register for March 16th Webinar

BLS Renewal for Healthcare Providers Register for April 15th Webinar

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