Road to Recovery: COVID-19 Info Hub

Road to Recovery: COVID-19 Info Hub

Clear Information For the Dental Industry From Trusted Sources

Clear Information For the Dental Industry From Trusted Sources

Last updated: 5/29/2020 11:11 am

What Can You Expect From This Page

Our goal is to serve as a one-stop hub for not only the newest information and resources on COVID-19 nationally, but also provide information from experts to help our industry recover and transition back to normalcy. Updates will be made two times a week. As new stories are posted, older stories will be filed according to the stage they relate to on the recovery roadmap.

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(N20) Nitrous News: Smiling Through The Discomfort


At DentalPost, we have a team channel called "Happy" and we use it to share good news throughout the day. We thought you might need a little good news, too. So that's what we're putting into this section.

Webinars & Events


Upcoming webinars, events, and happenings in the dental industry.

Oral Care and Oncology

Jun 8, 2020 7:00 pm

Jill Meyer Lippert, RDH

Diabetes and Oral Care with BOH Insider Jamie, Collins, RDH

Jun 3, 2020 1:00 pm

Objective:  

•Attendees will review the types and causes of Diabetes Mellitus

•Introduce latest statistics of diabetes nationally and worldwide

•Review of common medications used to treat diabetes and related conditions

•Introduce alternative glucose monitoring systems in diabetes care

•Discuss link of periodontal disease and diabetes control

•Attendees will get an introduction to new CDT code for HbA1c in-office testing

•Discuss oral systemic link and risks 

•Discuss implementing oral care routines for diabetic patients that may be instrumental for improved homecare

33 million Americans are afflicted by Diabetes Mellitus, with 7.2 million cases undiagnosed.  With the increasing diabetes epidemic, it is estimated that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diabetic in their lifetime. Diabetic patients are 2-3 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-diabetics.  With 80% of diabetics residing in the middle and lower class American society dental clinicians have the ability to make a difference in the life of these individuals.   In 2018 there have been new CDT codes implemented to aid dental care workers to identify and help manage the oral-systemic link of diabetes. This course will help identify the types, causes, and treatments to provide the best care possible.

LOOKING BEYOND THE TONSILS: POINT-OF-CARE GLUCOSE TESTING IN DENTISTRY

Jun 3, 2020 8:00 pm

Casey Hein BSDH, RDH, MBA

Diabetes screening is one of the most important examples of procedures, traditionally delivered by physicians and nurses, that oral health practitioners have been asked to provide.

This course provides a cut-to-the-chase tutorial on how to implement HbA1c and Capillary Blood Glucose (aka Random Blood Glucose) point-of-care testing in the dental setting, including identifying patients who are candidates for the testing procedures, performing the procedure, interpreting the results and how they might influence dental treatment plans, billing for the procedures, discussing test results with patients and their primary care providers, and considering the challenges associated with implementing chairside glucose testing. With recently ADA-approved codes for providing glucose testing, this course is a must for progressive practitioners.

New and Necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for Dental Practices in the COVID 19 Era

Jun 2, 2020 7:00 pm

Description:

As a result of frequent aerosol creation, dental practices are one of the highest risk categories for transmission of coronavirus. Protecting doctors, staff and patients has taken on a new importance due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, and a patient population who is unsure if it is safe to return for treatment.

Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response

Jun 3, 2020 2:00 pm

Overview

During this COCA call, presenters will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings, including recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters also will discuss strategies for dental healthcare facilities to optimize personal protective equipment (PPE).

Poll Results


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Are you being paid during the downtime?

Yes, I am being paid temporary leave: 10%

No, I am not being paid: 90%

Survey conducted March 20, 2020

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Are you worried about losing your job?

Yes, I am worried - 56%

No, I am not worried - 44%

Survey Conducted March 23rd, 2020

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Are you in a dental office where you have been laid off?

Yes - 68%

No - 32%

Survey Conducted March 20th, 2020

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Do you do morning virtual huddles?

Job Seekers = 824 total respondents

Yes = 103 (13%)

No = 721 (87%)

Employers = 75 total respondents

Yes = 18 (24%)

No = 57 (71%)

Is your office donating PPE to first responders?

15% - Yes, we have PPE to spare

85% - No, we aren’t able to donate

Are you using teledentistry to see patients virtually?

Are you using teledentistry to see patients virtually?

Yes 7%

No 93%

Have you picked up any non-dentistry side work during the downtime?

Yes 9%

No 91%

Have you taken any CE's while in quarantine?

63% Yes

37% No

Are you ready when it's time to get back to business?

Yes - 29% 

Let’s Give it a Minute - 52%

No - 19%

Are you communicating regularly with your patients?

Yes - 22%

No - 78%

Have you received any financial relief yet (from PPP loans or unemployment assistance)?

Have you received any financial relief yet (from PPP loans or unemployment assistance)?

Yes - 71%

No - 29%

COVID-19 Tracker By State


Scroll right to see your state dental association guidelines.

Trusted Sources

The dental industry is coming together to get through this difficult time. These individuals and organizations are doing great work, be sure to check them out.


  • Tonya Lanthier

    Tonya Lanthier, RDH turned Intra-preneur by founding DentalPost in 2005 when she saw a huge need. DentalPost is the largest online and mobile dental job board hiring resource in the United States serving 850,000 Dental Professionals and 62,000 Dental Offices. She believes in improving lives and teams by using tool and assessments to help dental professionals connect and employers make smarter hires. Her passion is to help teams build strong cultures that excel through metric-based career tools, including assessments for personality types, emotional Intelligence, values, skills, and workplace culture. 


  • Judy Kay Mausolf

    https://www.practicesolutionsinc.net/

    Dental Culture Specialist - helping others get happier and more successful

    In these trying times I can help you:

    • become better leaders – how to lead our team and our patients through the uncertainty with hope and clarity

    • communicate more effectively – how to make our team and patients feel welcome, comfortable and now more than ever safe

    • work together better – systems and processes to deliver safe and exceptional care

    • deliver service with more focus and passion – to build loyal patients 

    • cultivate a happier, healthier and higher performing culture


  • Fred Joyal

    https://fredjoyal.com/

    Fred Joyal is the co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST, and is the author of two bestselling books, Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth, and Becoming Remarkable: How to Create a Dental Practice That Everyone Talks About. Drawing upon his 30+ years of experience in dental consumer marketing, Fred shares marketing strategies and practical techniques that dental practices need to thrive in a competitive and increasingly challenging field. His message focuses on achieving deeper patient relationships while using refined marketing tactics to maximize production from both new and existing patients.


  • Linda Harvey

    https://www.lindaharvey.net

    Linda Harvey, MS, RDH, HRM

    Nationally recognized healthcare risk management and compliance expert, Linda Harvey assists dentists and teams navigate regulatory requirements. Linda’s real-world experience having worked with offices that have undergone various regulatory and dental board audits can help you navigate these changing times and build a strong foundation for the future. 

    She is the founder and President of two compliance-related companies. In addition, Linda was honored to serve as a subject matter consultant for the ADA on three separate occasions. She speaks and consults with dental practices virtually as well as onsite.

    Contact: 

    RiskTeam@LindaHarvey.net

    PH: 904-573-2232


  • Kevin Henry, IgniteDA

    Empowering Dental Assistants through these challenging times. 

    kevin.henry@igniteda.net


  • Janice Hurley

    https://www.janicehurley.com

    Janice Hurley is referred to as Dentistry's Resource for Practice Branding.  A noted authority on personal and professional CONFIDENCE she trains teams and speaks on presenting your business in the best light.  Her programs specialize in treatment presentation and optimizing the patient's experience.   Janice consults and coaches "hands on" to help offices accurately portray their brand.  Dental Hygiene schools use her written protocol standards for both image and effective communication. She is a guest instructor at Midwestern Medical School of Dentistry and received a Lifetime Achievement award from AADOM for her impact on those that serve in the dental world.  Her recent book Dental Image Branding is making a strong impact on patient care and treatment acceptance.

    dentistrysimageexpert.com


  • Doug Perry

    https://gethiredrdh.com

    Expert dental industry resume writer, personal brand coach

    Doug Perry is owner of GetHiredRDH and a nationally-recognized resume writer and personal branding coach for dental hygienists. In 2012 he published the book Landing a Great Dental Hygiene Job and has helped thousands of dental hygienists in every state, along with Canada, Norway, Australia, and New Zealand. His website, www.gethiredrdh.com, is loaded with free tips, techniques, and resources for standing out as a job seeker. And he has extended his marketing services to include coaching and marketing support for other dental industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

    www.gethiredrdh.com


  • Uche Odiatu

    http://www.druche.com

    Dr Odiatu has a DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is a professional member of the ACSM American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Personal Trainer (National Strength & Conditioning Association) NSCA and the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals CanFitPro. He is the co-author of  the Miracle of Health (c) 2009 John Wiley (hardcover) & (c) 2015 Harper Collins  & has lectured in Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, the UK and Europe. An invited guest on over 400 TV and radio shows from ABC 20/20, Canada CTV AM, Breakfast TV to Magic Sunday Drum FM in Texas. This high energy health care professional has done over 450 lectures in seven countries over the last 15 years: 1. Professional Convention Managers Association 2. American Dental Association  3. American Dental Hygienist Association  4. Canadian Revenue Agency  5. Great West Life Assurance  6. Yankee Dental Congress  7. Academy of General Dentistry  8. Glaxosmithkline  9. Dentistry LIVE in London and more.   


  • Laura Hatch

    https://www.frontofficerocks.com

    Laura Hatch is known internationally as the Leader in Dental Front Office Solutions and Training. A keynote speaker, author, and coach, Laura is best known as the founder of Front Office Rocks™, a virtual training platform for dental teams that offers virtual training in all areas of the dental office and teaches the importance exceptional customer service.

    Using her unique style and interactive delivery methods, Laura loves to help dental teams learn the systems and methods to achieve unprecedented results. Through this work, she has become a mentor to her clients & her colleagues and in response, she has continued to expand the Front Office Rocks™ program with new and innovative training protocol to help take her dentists and their teams to the next level.

    Laura is a best-selling author of her book “Step Away from the Drill” and a member of the National Speaker’s Association, the Speaking Consulting Network, the Academy of Dental Management Consultants and a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. She is a SCN Spotlight on Speaking 2nd place champion, a Dentistry's Got Talent speaking winner, and was named one of DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry.

    Email the team at info@frontofficerocks.com


  • Christine Brooke

    https://www.hygienebydesign.com

    Christine Brooke is the founder of Hygiene by Design — a speaker, writer, and your go-to hygiene coach for inspiring and motivating your team to new levels of performance. Christine is dedicated to supporting you in building a dream team, implementing game-changing strategies and truly creating the practice you love...by design. Christine can be found on Instagram and Facebook and reached by email at Chris@hygienebydesign.com.


  • Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH

    http://michellestrangerdh.com/index.html

    Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH brings 19 years of experience in dentistry to her roles as an adjunct clinical faculty member at Trident Technical College, clinical educator for TePe Oral Health Care, director of education for O2 Nose Filters, and host of the “A Tale of Two Hygienists” podcast.


  • Chris Sands, ProFI

    https://profi2020.com/

    Chris Sands focuses on counseling dental business owners as a result of his first-hand experience working in a dental practice. His goal is to help them grow and understand the importance of being fiscally responsible in their business. Chris helps educate doctors about the importance of having accurate business accounting records and a proactive relationship with their CPA to develop tax strategies for both business and personal finances. Chris is active in the dental industry where he regularly lectures at conferences, study clubs, professional association meetings, and workshops and publishes articles on business and finances in the dental industry. “More than educating, it’s the empowering of doctors that gets me excited to go to work every day! To own a business is no small task. To own a business without any training of business or finances can be daunting. Bringing doctors into the light when it comes to how things work such as cash flow, debt, interest, accounting metrics, taxes, risk management, etc. is extremely gratifying because I get to witness the lasting impact it has on the improvement of their business and themselves as better business owners and stewards of their finances.” Chris has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Real Estate and a BBA, Risk Management & Insurance from The University of Georgia. He is also an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA). He is a member of the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants (NSCHBC) and volunteers with National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dentistry from the Heart and Dentistry for our Vets.

    Email: chris@profi2020.com http://www.profi2020.com/team-members/chris-sands/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissands/ https://www.facebook.com/ChrisSandsFinancial/


  • Rachel Wall, RDH, BS

    https://www.inspiredhygiene.com/

    Inspired Hygiene is committed to helping dentists tap into hygiene’s profit potential through coaching, webinars, mastermind groups and more! As founder of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel Wall, RDH, BS serves the dental community as a hygiene consultant and speaker. Passionate about service, Rachel coaches dental teams to build highly productive hygiene departments by creating and implementing systems for high quality periodontal care, enrolling restorative care through hygiene and managing the logistics of a high performance hygiene department. As owner of Inspired Hygiene, Rachel and the Inspired Hygiene team assist dentists to tap into their hygiene profit potential. In addition to private coaching, Rachel draws from her 20-plus years of experience as a hygienist and practice administrator to deliver to-the-point clinical articles and speaking programs. She has spoken for numerous groups and events, including RDH Under One Roof and the AACD Annual Session. Rachel has written for, and been featured in, numerous industry journals including Dentistry Today, Progressive Dentist, RDH, and Hygienetown. She recently received the 2012 Dental Excellence Award from DrBicuspid.com for “Most Effective Dental Hygienist Educator”. Inspired Hygiene’s programs include private in-office coaching, a free weekly e-zine, the Hygiene Profits Mastermind group and the Profitable Perio Online Workshop.

    You can reach Rachel by email at Rachel@InspiredHygiene.com.


  • Jennifer Grace

    Celebrity Coach, Author, and catalyst of a tribe of 50K+ women celebrating life, creativity and community


  • Bryan Laskin, DDS

    Bryan Laskin, DDS, operates a successful private dental practice in Wayzata, Minnesota. The practice, named Lake Minnetonka Dental, has a keen focus on efficient, esthetic restorative dentistry. Dr. Laskin is the founder and CEO of OperaDDS suite of communication tools; from secure email and collaboration to intra-office messaging and paperless forms.


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