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
Clinical & Safety Resources
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
When a Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19
Guidance from the ADA on next steps if a patients tests positive after dental treatment.
Understanding Mask Types
Guidance from the ADA on mask types and usage in the dental setting.
Understanding Contact Tracing
How to notify people/ patients who may have come in contact with COVID-19.
Avoiding Counterfeit Masks
Guidance from the ADA on red flags and signs of a counterfeit mask.
Contact Tracing & HIPAA
ADA guidance on what is permitted under HIPAA in regards to COVID-19 contact tracing.
NEW! 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.
Employee Screening Form
Use this form from the ADA to log employee temperatures.
NEW! Checklist: Disability Accommodations
Steps to take if an individual refuses to comply with COVID-19 policies due to a disability.
Patient Return Guide
Let patients know what to expect when returning to your practice with sample patient communication, social media posts and signage.
Inform your patients of safety procedures with this no-cost video for your website.
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.
Article: Building Resilience
Dr. Laura Brenner discusses tips for building resilience during the pandemic.
ADA’s Beyond the Mouth Podcast discusses years of research behind provider burnout.