Delta Announces Member Dentist Support & Other Updates
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Please Note: As this is a rapidly evolving situation, information/links in these posts may become out of date.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.

Delta Announces Member Dentist Support & Other Updates

Delta Dental of Washington announces member dentist COVID-19 financial support and other updates.
We wanted to make sure you saw the recent announcement from Delta Dental of Washington announcing member dentist COVID-19 financial support.

COVID-19 Financial Suport


Resources Available at wsda.org/COVID-19

Resources are available for members and staff at wsda.org/COVID-19. This page is continuously updated as we receive new information. Recent updates include:

  • Updated Information From ESD: Information from the Employment Security Department has been updated regarding Standby and ShareWork status that employers can file for employees. This can be found under the For Employers | Employer & Worker FAQs drop-down.
  • Updated ADA Resources: A link to updated ADA COVID-19 FAQs (including information on student loan repayment, HIPAA concerns and more) and a link to ADA’s COVID Billing and Coding Guidance.

Association of Washington Business (AWB) Free Webinar on Monday, March 23

AWB has graciously agreed to open their webinar to all Washington state employers on Monday, March 23 from 10:00-11:30 AM. During this webinar, hear what resources are available for you and your business as we navigate how COVID-19 continues to impact our state and the economy. Click here to register.

Confirmed speakers: WA State Department of Labor & Industries; WA Small Business Development Center, WSU; University of Washington School of Public Health; WA Emergency Management Division; U.S. Small Business Administration; WA State Department of Commerce; WA State Department of Health.

PPE Donations & Paid Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner Registration

As a community of healthcare providers, we are committed to ensuring the health of our fellow Washingtonians during this pandemic. We have heard from many of you wanting to know what you can do to help in your local area. Below are two volunteer actions you can take immediately to support efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Donate PPE Supplies
A vital part of the effort to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is to ensure our front-line healthcare providers have the PPE they need. Please consider donating any PPE, especially masks, that you can afford to spare. Click here for a list of locations, contacts, and other information for donations to hospitals.

Register to Become an Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner
The Department of Health is supporting enrollment and activation of emergency volunteer health practitioners for the COVID-19 response. These emergency volunteers will help meet emerging demands for health practitioners in areas impacted by COVID-19.
  • The first step for a volunteer to register is to complete the Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Application (Word Document).
  • Once registered, the volunteer will be entered into a database of approved emergency volunteer health practitioners. The Department of Health will activate approved volunteers as needs arise while an emergency proclamation is in effect.
  • Volunteers should also consider registering with their local Medical Reserve Corps.
  • View FAQs on volunteer activation, compensation, liability and more.

WSDA is here to do all we can in support of our members and Washington’s dental community during these difficult and unprecedented times. COVID-19’s immediate effects on our communities and practices are constantly evolving, and we find ourselves addressing new challenges each day. We assure you that WSDA is rising to meet these challenges with you, our members, and will continue to do so through the worst of this pandemic and in the weeks and months that follow.

We’re all in this together.

Sincerely,
Bradshaw

Dr. Dennis Bradshaw
WSDA President
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