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As the dental profession starts down the road to recovery after the mandated suspension of non-emergent and elective medical and dental procedures due to COVID-19, MDDS strives to provide members with the tools they need to safely and successfully practice dentistry. Check this page frequently for updated resources. 

State and Local Guidance

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

CDPHE COVID-19 Exposure Help Line: (303) 692-2700

CO COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Questions: (877) 462-2911

Vaccination Resources

NEW! Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Dental professionals and other eligible individuals in phases 1a and 1b can access a map of vaccine locations on the state’s COVID-19 response site.

Click here for locations.

NEW! COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteer Opportunities

Dentists have been granted emergency allowance to administer the COVID-19 vaccine under specific circumstances. Below are several opportunities we have been made aware of as well as the necessary training program. 

Volunteer at Denver Health

Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

The CDC has released information posters and PowerPoints about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers.

Download the resources here. 

Visit the CDC website. 

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

The ADA has developed a FAQ document for practice owners around the COVID-19 vaccine and the dental team. 

Read more here. 

Find Your Local Public Health Agency

Contact your local public health agency to learn when and where to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

Find your local public health agency here. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Key Facts

Key facts from the ADA on the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Download the key facts here. 

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Colorado dentists have been placed in phase 1B for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Learn more about distribution and timeline.

Clinical & Safety Resources

NEW! Exposure Protocol Flowchart for Patient Scheduling

Scheduling guidance if a patient notifies you they were exposed to COVID-19 prior to coming in for their dental appointment.

Download the flowchart here. 

When a Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19

Guidance from the ADA on next steps if a patient tests positive after dental treatment.

Download next steps here.

When a Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

Guidance from the ADA on next steps if a member of your team tests positive for COVID-19. 

Download next steps here.

COVID-19 Exposure Protocol Flowchart

Guidance from the ADA on protocols to follow is a staff member has a COVID-19 exposure or tests positive.

Download the flowchart here.

Contact Tracing & HIPAA

ADA guidance on what is permitted under HIPAA in regards to COVID-19 contact tracing. 

Download HIPAA guidance here.

Understanding Contact Tracing

How to notify people/ patients who may have come in contact with COVID-19.

Download contact tracing guidance here.

PPE Guidance Poster

Make sure your team is protected with the proper PPE with this easy-to-follow guidance poster from Colorado’s Back to Work Task Force

Download the poster here.

Understanding Mask Types

Guidance from the ADA on mask types and usage in the dental setting.

Read more here.

N95 Fit Test & Seal Checks

Guidance from the ADA on how to ensure your N95 respirator is sealed properly.

Download seal check guidance here. 

Practice Resources

Mask Non-Compliance Tips

Tips on how to diplomatically handle a patient, vendor or guest who refuses to wear a mask when entering your practice.

Download the tip sheet here.

Checklist: Disability Accommodations

Steps to take if an individual refuses to comply with COVID-19 policies due to a disability.

Download the checklist here.

Patient Return Guide

Let patients know what to expect when returning to your practice with sample patient communication, social media posts and signage.

Download the guide here.

Patient Screening Form

Screen patients prior to their dental appointment with these questions from the ADA.

Download the screening form here.

Employee Screening Form

Use this form from the ADA to log employee temperatures.

Download the form here.



COVID-19 Signage

Signage for your office to promote social distancing and encourage face coverings. 

Download the social distancing sign.
Download the face covering sign. 

Website Video

Inform your patients of safety procedures with this no-cost video for your website. 

Download the video here.

Article: Patient Communication Tips

Patient communication and marketing tips from Fortune Management.

Read the article here.

Wellness Resources

Self Care Checklist

Making time for self care is more important than ever. This checklist provides daily actionable steps to make self care a priority. 

Download the checklist here.

Article: Building Resilience

Dr. Laura Brenner discusses tips for building resilience during the pandemic. 

Read the article here.



Burnout Podcast

ADA’s Beyond the Mouth Podcast discusses years of research behind provider burnout. 

Listen to the podcast. 


The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

The MDDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MDDS designates courses for the number of CE hours listed with each course. MDDS credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Course Disclaimer: MDDS makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. MDDS courses are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisers. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of MDDS. MDDS warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.