COVID-19 Update | March 16, 7:45 PM
COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

Summary of Requirements for Return to Providing Non-Urgent Care

Governor Jay Inslee announced Washington State’s plan for the safe expansion of non-urgent health care services on May 18, issuing Proclamation 20-24.1 entitled “Reducing Restrictions on, and Safe Expansion of, Non-Urgent Medical and Dental Procedures.

As a benefit of membership, WSDA has ​put together a detailed summary (member login required) of Proclamation 20-24.1. Throughout the summary, we have included many relevant resources to help ​member dentists comply with ​the Governor's criteria for ​resuming non-urgent procedures.

Summary & Resources
Member Dentists: Please log in using your ADA number OR email on file and password. If you forgot your password, you can reset it here. Please note that the password reset email will be sent to your email address on file with WSDA.

ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit

The ADA’s Advisory Task Force for Dental Practice Recovery has developed a free toolkit with interim guidance which recommends measures to take to help protect patients, staff and dentists from COVID-19 as dental practices re-engage in providing the full range of oral health care.

Download the Toolkit

PPE for Washington Dentists

WSDA has tirelessly advocated for increased PPE access for dentists. Learn more at wsda.org/PPE.

PPE for WA Dentists
Please Note: This is a rapidly evolving situation and WSDA will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.


​Recent COVID-19 Communications from WSDA

Please Note: As this is a rapidly evolving situation, information/links in these posts may become out of date. Please ​reference our business impacts and clinical guidance pages, and check your email frequently for the most current information.

COVID-19 Update | March 16, 7:45 PM

Throughout the day, WSDA leadership has been in ongoing communication with our state’s public health officials and providing active clinical input into evolving recommendations for reducing the communal spread of COVID-19.
We wanted to provide you with the latest update on the state’s response to COVID-19, especially as it relates to ongoing operations of dental practices.

Throughout the day, WSDA leadership has been in ongoing communication with our state’s public health officials and providing active clinical input into evolving recommendations for reducing the communal spread of COVID-19.

We know that many organizations including the American Dental Association have issued recommendations about postponing elective procedures in dental offices

We are in active dialogue with state public health officials and will defer to their guidance on the appropriate course of action for our state. We anticipate further guidance from state public health officials very soon.

As health care providers during a pandemic, we implore dentists to continue with the relief of pain and management of infection with their patients in order to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency departments. Please continue to adhere to CDC and ADA guidelines for infection prevention and PPE. The safety of our patients, staff, and dental colleagues is our highest priority.  

We also wanted to make all members aware that WSDA is in active dialogue with several state agencies about potential economic and regulatory relief for dental practice owners and employees as a result of the impacts of this unprecedented event. 

We will continue to share updates as they become available. Please monitor your email for updates and visit wsda.org/covid-19 for resources from the ADA and the Washington State Department of Health.

Sincerely,

WSDA Board of Directors
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