COVID-19 Clinical Guidance

WSDA is committed to keeping ​dentists and their teams informed about the latest clinical guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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

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

Workplace Safety & Health FAQs
  • Can I reuse face masks?
  • What do I do if I run out of face masks, gloves, or other PPE?
  • What do I do if I suspect exposure to the new coronavirus in the practice? Do my staff and I need to self-quarantine?
  • What if a patient has the virus, but urgently needs dental treatment? How do we proceed to provide care?