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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

July 2, 2020

C.E. waiver extension granted for California dentists, RDHs, RDAs
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June 30, 2020

Free CDA Webinar Recording:
N95 Mask: Real vs. Counterfeit

Testing Dental Employees for Antibodies and Antigens
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June 24, 2020

Amalgam separator requirement in effect July 14
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June 19, 2020

CDC Updates Its Guidance for Dental Settings
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June 5, 2020
Guidance from CDC, CDPH provide roadmap for dentists to resume care
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June 1, 2020

Updated CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response
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May 12, 2020

5/11 SMCDS Town Hall Recording
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N95 fit testing requirements

from the California Dental Association (CDA)

An employer who requires employees to wear respirators is required by OSHA and Cal/OSHA to do the following:

  • Develop Respiratory Protection Program
  • Identify staff to be N95 fit tested
  • Provides a medical evaluation of staff to be fit tested*
  • Provide a qualitative or quantitative N95 initial fit testing in accordance with Cal/OSHA regulations*
  • The annual fit testing requirement has been waived for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency

*More resources forthcoming as we research and receive them.

Benchmark Environmental Engineering also provides N95 Mask fit tests (must bring your own mask).


May 8, 2020

SMCDS President's Message
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CDPH Releases Updated Guidance on Resuming Dental Practice
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May 5, 2020

Congress Plans Next COVID-19 Relief Legislation
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Department of Labor releases Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
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May 2, 2020

CDA Back to Practice Resources
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May 1, 2020

N95 fit testing requirements resource now available


April 29, 2020

URGENT - SMCDS President's Message

Delta Dental of California, Massachusetts offer financial relief to dentists in midst of COVID-19 pandemic
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April 28, 2020
CDPH provides additional detail for Gov. Newsom’s return-to-routine-practice statement
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April 27, 2020  

4/29 Free HR for Health Webinar

How CDA is helping members prepare to return to practice
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CDA & HR for Health Webinar Recording

SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications
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April 24, 2020
CDA advocating for timely licensure for 2020 dental school graduates
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April 23, 2020

Congress increases funding for PPP, EIDL loans
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ADA advocates that third-party payers modify fee schedules as dentists consider going back to work
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House of Representatives passes Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
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Be ready to apply for SBA loan
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April 22, 2020

Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines
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Labor ends temporary nonenforcement of paid leave protections
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April 21, 2020

Senate votes to expand small business aid
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April 20, 2020

Return-to-practice roadmap for dentists in post-COVID-19 pandemic
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Your staff member tested positive for COVID-19 – now what?
Step by Step Guidance


April 17, 2020

Amalgam separator deadline remains intact
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SBA announces funding no longer available for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Paycheck Protection Program
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April 16, 2020

CDA call to action: Urge Congress to approve relief legislation
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April 15, 2020

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants
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SBA changes grant computation for Economic Injury Disaster Loans
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April 13, 2020

ADA asks Congress to increase funding, extend dates for Small Business Administration loans
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April 10, 2020

Video-teleconferencing and Cybersecurity during COVID-19
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April 8, 2020

CDA Updated COVID-19 Information and FAQs
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April 7, 2020

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Dentistry
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April 6, 2020

CDA provides clarification on Small Business Administration's EIDL and PPP loan
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SMC Board of Supervisors to Consider Moratorium on Commercial Evictions in Unincorporated San Mateo County
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April 4, 2020

Social Distancing Protocol for Bay Area Counties
Dental offices in San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda counties and the city of Berkeley are required to have a Social Distancing Protocol completed and posted at or near the entrance of their facilities. To complete a compliant Social Distancing Protocol, dental offices will need to:

  • Fill out the Social Distancing Protocol PDF form
  • Provide the completed form to employees
  • Post Social Distancing Protocol form near the entrance of the facility in easy view
  • Be able to provide this Protocol to any enforcing authority
  • Post notice on social distancing at facility entrances. View sample notice
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Fight to Overturn the Department of Treasury and SBA Interim Guidance on the SBA 7(a) PPP Loan and EIDL Loan
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April 3, 2020

Small-business exemptions to COVID-19 emergency leave, expanded FMLA clarified
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April 2, 2020

CDA successfully advocates for license renewal C.E. requirement extension

California dentists with license renewals between the months of March and June have been granted an extension until Sept. 30, 2020.
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ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation
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ADA releases interim guidance on minimizing COVID-19 transmission risk when treating dental emergencies
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April 1, 2020

Dentists may need to reapply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans
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March 31, 2020

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

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New fact sheet guides dentists on SBA loans
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Families First bill (HR6201) Poster & New FAQs
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US Small Business Administration Resources
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California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Resources for Employers and Workers
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March 27, 2020

Small Business Interruption Loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
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EPA releases expanded list of SARS-CoV-2 disinfectants
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CARES Act Small Business Interruption Loans

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March 26, 2020

CARES Act passes Senate, will provide targeted relief for dentists, dental teams once signed
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ADA COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance

The ADA had previously disseminated guidance on use of the teledentistry codes. (D9995 and D9996 – ADA Guide to Understanding and Documenting Teledentistry Events). The following guide is intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 25, 2020

ADA Financial Resources

Resources to help you with:

♦Renigotiating Payment Terms on Existing Contracts Read more
♦Contract Obligations During COVID-19 and "Force Majeure" Read more
♦Vendor Payment Disputes and Access to Stored Patient Data. Read more



March 23, 2020

 Coronavirus response act takes effect April 2, expands FMLA and paid sick leave requirements

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CDA clarifies recommendations around ‘life-threatening’ dental emergencies
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