Florida Dental Offices Are Open for Business
The governor issued Executive Order 20-112
, which outlines protocols that need to be met in order to restart elective procedures.
Florida is currently in Phase 2 of its reopening plan.
The state of Florida has put out FAQs for additional guidance on Phase 2 (Executive Order 20-139).
The American Dental Association (ADA) released guidance on reopening dental practices in the form of a toolkit that was developed based on the work of the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery co-chaired by FDA Immediate Past President Dr. Rudy Liddell. This toolkit is focused on the short-term management of dental practices during the COVID-19 pandemic as providers return to non-emergent care and includes resources such as staff protection strategies, a chairside checklist for working in the operatory, a customizable letter to patients, guidance for pre-appointment screening, in-office patient registration, post-procedure patient exit and much more.
The ADA issued guidance for implementing COVID-19 hazard assessments in dental settings that can be used to mitigate risk. The ADA also released a hazard assessment checklist as a supplementary tool (both require an ADA member login). These are complementary pieces to the ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and will enable dentists to provide dental care in a safe and healthy work environment for employees while reducing the risk of COVID-19 spread for all.
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FDA Staff During COVID-19
At the Florida Dental Association, our focus remains to deliver the exceptional service our members have come to expect. We continue to take all the necessary steps to do our part to limit the spread of the virus. We have implemented a work-from-home policy for all our employees and are well-equipped technologically and operationally to serve our members with minimal disruption. Have questions? Contact us at 850.681.3629 or email@example.com