As some states are beginning to allow dental practices to reopen, you may be wondering how you can prepare yourself and your team. Here are a few resources we think can help your dental practice succeed, post COVID-19.
1. American Dental Association’s Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
Fortunately, the ADA has a toolkit to help you reopen your office, but also in a manner that will keep you, your staff, and your patients safe. Just click the link above, fill out the form, and you will receive an email from the ADA with a link to the toolkit!
2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Perhaps the biggest impact COVID-19 has had on dentistry is the reality that we all must reassess the levels of PPE that are appropriate for different procedures. Take a look at the links below for some helpful information regarding the use of PPE for your dental practice.
Interim Mask and Shield Guidelines
Understanding Mask Types-Graphic
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Practice
You can also get the latest information from CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking the link above. The CDC has some helpful information on how to proceed safely with urgent procedures.
Summary of Infection Prevention Practices
4. Check your state’s dental association for updates surrounding COVID-19 best practices.
It is very important to keep up to date with your state’s news and guidelines. Click the link above and select your state from the drop-down to access your state dental association’s website.
As always, NuLife Long Island is here if you have any questions or need support during these difficult times!