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
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.
When a Patient Tests Positive for COVID-19
Guidance from the ADA on next steps if a patients tests positive after dental treatment.
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.
Contact Tracing & HIPAA
ADA guidance on what is permitted under HIPAA in regards to COVID-19 contact tracing.
Understanding Contact Tracing
How to notify people/ patients who may have come in contact with COVID-19.
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
N95 Fit Test & Seal Checks
Guidance from the ADA on how to ensure your N95 respirator is sealed properly.
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.
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.
Employee Screening Form
Use this form from the ADA to log employee temperatures.
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.