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California dentists can order face mask kits now through The Dentists Supply Company
July 09, 2020
 
California-licensed dentists can now order face mask “kits” that include boxes of N95 respirator masks and level-2 surgical masks from The Dentists Supply Company, a subsidiary of the California Dental Association......Read More

Senate Approves Extending Small-Business Program

The Senate granted five additional weeks for the remaining money left in the program to be spent. 

June 30, 2020

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to extend a federal loan program by five additional weeks, a surprise move that would allow small businesses weathering the pandemic to continue receiving aid......Read More

ADA thanks lawmakers for introducing PPE tax credit legislation
Bill would provide businesses with up to $25,000
June 26, 2020

The ADA is supporting a new bill calling for a $25,000 tax credit for small businesses, including dental practices, to purchase personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.....Read More

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal.
This portal allows providers to attest to relief fund payments made for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable
to COVID-19......Register Here

HHS Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal Opens

Eligible Medicaid, CHIP providers have until July 3 to apply for relief fund payments..........Read More
June 10, 2020

Emergency PPE available now to CA dentists via The Dentists Supply Company 
Following advocacy efforts to support dentists getting back to practice, the California Dental Association worked with state officials to secure limited quantities of critical PPE that is in short supply through traditional, commercial distribution channels. The PPE will be distributed to dentists via The Dentists Supply Company, a CDA subsidiary...... Order Here

ADA recovery task force releases hazard assessment guide, checklist
Tool seeks to help evaluate COVID-19 transmission risks in dental practices
May 26, 2020

The ADA Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery released May 26 a hazard assessment guide and checklist for dental settings as part of an effort to enable dentists to provide care in a safe and healthy work environment......Read More

Guidance for Dental Settings
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

Summary of Changes to the Guidance.....Read More 

State of California to make PPE available for dentists
May 21, 2020

The state of California is delivering millions of surgical masks and tens of thousands of face shields and gowns to The Dentists Supply Company’s distribution center beginning Friday and through the weekend. State and local officials have already ......Read More

SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application: A Deep Dive
May 16,2020

On Friday, May 15th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the application borrowers of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan must use to determine the amount of the loan that may be “forgiven” by their lender. While the application included instruction, the SBA failed to provide two additional items that would have greatly benefited borrowers........Read More

ADA priorities included in new HEROES Act
May 14, 2020

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., unveiled a new legislative proposal May 12 that contains a number of provisions the ADA has lobbied for during the COVID-19 pandemic..........Read More

Infection Control, Patient Screening and PPE
This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the implications for dental practice. May 11, 2020 ......Read More

FDA revises emergency use authorization for certain non-NIOSH approved respirators
May 08, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency use authorization for certain non-NIOSH approved respirators with the removal of several manufacturers whose face masks failed to meet filtration efficiency performance standards.....Read More

CDPH releases updated guidance on resuming dental practice
State guidance provides specific criteria for dentists going forward

May 07, 2020

The California Department of Public Health today issued updated guidance on resuming dental practice. CDA member dentists and staff have been deeply engaged with the state dental director to ensure this guide is clear, accurate and easy to follow. The state guidance provides......Read More

 

ADA, recovery task force seek to address PPE shortages
Face mask guidelines leave decision to dentists’ best professional judgment
April 22, 2020

Association staff and members of the ADA Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery are aware and working diligently in addressing members’ concerns over the limited availability of certain personal protective equipment items.......Read More

ADA task force assembles interim guidance toolkit for dentists returning to work
Resource covers pre-appointment screenings, reception area preparation

April 27, 2020

The ADA's Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery has developed a toolkit to help dentists return to more normal practice operations while taking precautions to protect staff, patients and themselves from COVID-19 as some states reopen.....Read More

SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications April 27

April 26, 2020

The Small Business Administration will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications at 10:30 a.m. EST on April 27 from “approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower,” the agency said...........Read More

Return-to-practice roadmap for dentists in post-COVID-19 pandemic

April 17, 2020

As California and the nation start to look toward a phased reopening of sectors of the economy, it is important to consider how a "return to practice" will work for dentistry. Importantly for this effort, a practicing dentist from.........Read More

 


 National Updates

CDA Updates

ADA urges CDC to provide ‘immediate guidance’ on protecting dental patients, staff from COVID-19 during emergency treatments 

March24,2020 .......Read More

ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation. Maintain focus on urgent, emergency dental care, Association say 

April 01, 2020.....Read More

Delta Dental postpones fee reductions for specialty practices to January 1, 2021

April 04, 2020.......Read More

Senate votes to expand small business aid
Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans included in legislation

April 21, 2020....Read More

 

House of Representatives passes Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: Bill expands aid to assist small businesses, dental practices

April 23, 2020......Read More


Executive order expands California’s workforce to respond to COVID-19 surge Dentists can register online now to join expanded workforce 

March 31,2020.......Read More

 Update: CDA revises recommendation - Urges California dentists to provide emergency treatment only Advisory aligns with new statewide shelter-in-place order 

March 20, 2020.......Read More 

CARES Act passes Senate, will provide targeted relief for dentists, dental teams once signed

March 26,2020........Read More

CDA successfully advocates for license renewal C.E. requirement extension
Individuals whose licenses expire between March 31 and June 30 granted Sept. 30 C.E. extension

April 01, 2020.......Read More

CDA provides clarification on the Small Business Administration's EIDL and PPP loan 

April 05, 2020......Read More

State directs California dental practices to postpone all non-urgent dental services
 
April 07, 2020.....Read More

Dentists: Urge Congress to increase assistance for health care providers in federal relief legislation.

April 17, 2020.....Read More

 

Delta Dental member companies begin offering financial assistance during pandemic CDA clarifies recommendations around ‘life-threatening’ dental emergencies

Webinar- March 25 -How dentists can keep the lights on during economic downturn

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RESOURCES UPDATES
Gov. Newsom on CA response to COVID-19 CDA
Guidelines for Patient Screening (CDC)ADA ADA
Dental Board of California – Update CDC
Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations (CDC)
Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program(EDD)
If a staff member test positive for Covid-19