Maine Practices Can Open To Routine Dentistry
Maine DHHS and the Maine Board of Dental Practice have issued guidance which acknowledges the US CDC is in the process of updating its recommendations, and if the updated guidance was not posted by Monday, May 18, DHHS will defer to ADA and MDA guidance for reopening dental practices in Maine. The CDC has not updated its recommendations as of yet, so DHHS will now defer to the ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and the MDA's Guidance Establishing Safe Dental care in the Era of COVID-19. The MDA and ADA guidance can be found on this page, and more resources can be found HERE.
Task Force's Guidance on Re-Opening Maine Practices
The Maine Dental Association convened a task force that included dentist, hygienist, assistant, denturist, and specialist representation to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines to re-open dental practices in Maine.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW GUIDANCE
ADA Return To Work Toolkit
The American Dental Association has developed a Return To Work Interim Guidance Toolkit for dental practices, as states consider easing back into normal operations. The toolkit is designed to offer useful tips for managing your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit includes a customizable letter to patients, guidance for patient screening, registration, and exit, staff protection strategies, a chairside checklist for working in an operatory room, and a supplies shopping list.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TOOLKIT
COVID-19 and Dentistry
The Maine Dental Association takes the health of its members and their patients seriously, and is monitoring the global coronavirus situation closely. Our Coronavirus Resources page provides helpful links to keep up on the latest developments, guidance, and MDA updates.