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Florida Dental Offices Are Open for Business

Florida ​has moved to Phase ​3 of its reopening plan.

Florida dental offices were reopened when the governor issued Executive Order 20-112, which outlines protocols that need to be met in order to restart elective procedures and signaled Phase 1 of the “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” plan. When moving to Phase 2, the state of Florida distributed FAQs for additional guidance (Executive Order 20-139).

The state is now in Phase 3 as announced by issuance of Executive Order 20-244 on Sept. 25.

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) suggests that dental practices continue operating as outlined in guidance from the American Dental Association (ADA) in its reopening toolkit which was developed by 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 practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic and includes resources such as staff protection strategies, a chairside checklist for working in the operatory, 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. The FDA has developed a toolkit for practices that have COVID-19 exposure from patients or staff members who have tested positive.

If you have questions that are not answered on the COVID-19 section of the FDA's website, please email

Welcome to the Florida Dental Association!

The Florida Dental Association (FDA) is a statewide professional membership organization representing Florida-licensed dentists. FDA members are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people of all ages. The FDA was established in 1884 to ensure that patients received the highest quality of care from dental professionals.

As a constituent society of the American Dental Association (ADA), the FDA is a part of a tripartite membership system that includes the six component societies. The FDA operates through three Tallahassee offices, including the downtown governmental affairs office. Here's how to reach us:

Florida Dental Association

545 John Knox Rd
Ste 200
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Phone: 850.681.3629
Toll free: 800.877.9922
Fax: 850.561.0504 

Governmental Affairs Office

118 E Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850.224.1089
Toll free: 800.326.0051
Fax: 850.224.7058

FDA Services

545 John Knox Rd.
Ste 201
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Phone: 850.681.2996
Toll free: 800.877.7597
Fax: 850.681.9782