Hello My Fellow Dentists,
We know that this is a very difficult time for many of you so we want to share some information that may help you navigate this storm. First, we know you have questions and we want you to know that you always have a resource in your local, district and national dental societies and we encourage you to seek membership if you have not already done so. We have attached some very helpful guidelines and resources to this message for your benefit. Below you will find a list of Department of Health guidelines for dentistry and the PDA has also released a guide to help you decide on what constitutes an emergency in your practice. We encourage our members to monitor legislation and make your voices heard through letter-writing contributions which will aid in the betterment of our profession by visiting https://actioncenter.ada.org/. Locally we have organized a task force of your colleagues to field questions and thoughts about the broad effects of the COVID-19 virus and quarantine protocols. This group is comprised of the following doctors who are here to help you find answers and give you piece of mind in this overwhelming time of uncertainty and change in our profession.
Dr. Darleen Oleski firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Chuck Scrimalli email@example.com
Dr. Chris Kotchick firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tom Langan email@example.com
Dr Samantha Abod firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage all of our members to sign up for the PDA Go app for real-time updates that are vital to your practice success. After you download the app, log in with the following user name and password. The user name is the first initial of your first name and full last name followed by the year of your birth. The password is the letters ada followed by your ada number.
Updates and resources to help all affected by this health crisis will be forthcoming. We are stronger together and I know if we work as a team of professionals we can weather this challenge and any others that come our way.
Be Well Friends!
Your Board Members of Scranton District Dental Society and Third District Dental Society
ADA Legislative Action Center
The ADA is calling on Congress to repeal parts of the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, which permits state-regulated health insurers to ignore some of the competitive rules (i.e., federal antitrust laws) that apply to every other business in the United States. https://actioncenter.ada.org/
COVID-19 Dental Health Care Personnel Guidance
PDA Emergency vs. Non-emergent care