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ADA Task Force Develops Interim Guidance Toolkit For Dentists Returning To Work

Return to Work Toolkit | American Dental Association
As some states begin to ease coronavirus restrictions, the ADA News (4/27, Versaci) reports that the ADA’s Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery has assembled “a toolkit to help dentists return to more normal practice operations while taking precautions to protect staff, patients and themselves from COVID-19.” The article reports, “The Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit focuses on the short-term management of dental practices and includes a sample ‘welcome back’ letter to patients, pre-appointment screening guidance, in-office patient registration procedures, reception area preparation strategies, a chairside checklist, staff protection strategies and a supplies shopping list.” Dr. Kirk M. Norbo, co-chair of the task force and 16th District trustee, said, “Our goal was to provide a basic road map for members to follow that would allow them to safely reopen their offices.”