San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

An Update from SGVDS as of April 27, 2020

Monday, Apr 27, 2020

Dear Doctors,

Rumors of reopening are in the air, and we are all eager to rebuild a sense of normalcy in our life. Who doesn’t dream of a six-week vacation, but these past weeks have been anything but that! I hear your calls, emails and frustrations-

'When can I go back to work'? The short answer is 'NOT YET'.

Plans to reopen is positive news however it continues to be dependent on the following:

  • Available supply chain of PPE

  • Available and adequate testing

  • OSHA guidelines

I wish I had all the answers to when and how practicing dentistry will present. For me some of the frustration is needing answers NOW especially when one feels they have ‘too much time on my hands’. Over and over we hear from news sources we are living in unchartered waters. I continue to look to ADA, CDA and the CDC for guidance, and I urge you to do the same. Today ADA posted a return to work toolkit to assist dentists with the many considerations necessary to resume work. Additionally, CDA will add to this toolkit in the near future.

ADA Return to Work Toolkit

ADA Webinar

Respiratory Protections in the Era of Covid-19

Last Friday I listened to a great informative webinar that ADA presented, on 'Respiratory Protections in the era of Covid-19'. Highlights include:

  • Steps to introduce the use of N95 and other respirators in dental settings

  • Practical tips for developing the OSHA respiratory protection program, including fit-testing, medical evaluation and training

  • Different levels of surgical masks and how they compare to N95 respirators

  • Proper steps for donning and doffing of all PPE

Respiratory Protections Webinar

Quick links to updated information

ADA 

CDA 

TDIC 

CDC

FREE CE

CDA has waived all fees for online CE, don't miss out on this member benefit!

CDA Free CE

*California dentists whose licenses expire between March and June are granted an

extension until September 30, 2020.

 

Be safe and stay connected for updates,

Lee Adishian, RDH, Executive Director

626-285-1174

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

312 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 285-1174
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