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Updated Back to Work Toolkit & DQAC Meeting Postponed

COVID-19 Updates: WSDA invited by Governor to participate in healthcare reactivation discussions, updated Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, May 8 DQAC meeting postponed.

This afternoon, WSDA was invited by the Governor’s office to participate in healthcare reactivation discussions related to what happens after Proclamation 20-24 ends. These conversations will continue throughout next week and include representatives from several healthcare provider organizations. We will share updates when available. Additionally, WSDA is continuing advocacy efforts with government authorities to make sure our members have access to PPE supplies.

Updated ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit

On May 7, ADA updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit. In addition to some minor updates, there are now Spanish language versions of the patient “Welcome Back Reassurance Letter” and “Patient Screening Form” as well as a new “Tips to Avoid Counterfeit Masks” document.

Request Updated Toolkit

Dental Quality Assurance Commission Meeting Postponed

For those who tried to access the Dental Quality Assurance Commission’s special business meeting on May 8, 2020, please know the meeting was rescheduled upon its start.

The Commission’s current webinar system has a participant capacity of 250. The number of stakeholders trying to access the meeting exceeded the webinar limit; as a result the Commission had to cancel the meeting.

The Commission plans to reschedule the meeting and will determine if a different webinar system is necessary. We will be sure to provide an update once a new meeting date has been determined.

Arcora Webinar | Educating Patients: Talking About Fluoride - General Dentistry

Thursday, May 14 at Noon PT | Register Here

Many patients are likely to read or hear inaccurate information about fluoride or fluoridation through web searches and social media. This webinar seeks to strengthen the ability of dental professionals to have a brief, productive dialogue with patients about fluoride. Raising their knowledge will help them achieve good oral health.

Please continue to check and its Clinical Guidance and Business Impacts pages for additional resources and updates.


Dr. Dennis Bradshaw

WSDA President