This page is to assist Seventh District Members with current information from ADA and NYSDA Guidance, the Center for Disease Control and the NYS Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic


ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists

Last updated: August 1, 2020

Digital Events | NEW Wednesday, August 5 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. CT: How COVID-19 is Impacting Dental Practices and Patient Attitudes Toward Visiting the Dentist. Register now.

Update | NEW Dental FAQs on the Provider Relief Fund

Update | NEW Webinar: Updates on SBA Loans, Provider Relief Fund, Labor Issues and Congressional Action

Update | NEW Tips for Handling Mask Non-Compliance (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW When a Patient Says They Can’t Wear a Mask due to Disability (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW Tips for Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA member login required)

Update | NEW Checklist: Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities (ADA member login required)

ADA News | NEW ADA answers top questions about the Provider Relief Fund (07/29/2020)

ADA News | NEW ADA flowchart covers steps if staff, household member test positive for COVID-19 (07/28/2020)

ADA News | New HPI poll data suggests there is little correlation between patient volume and the number of new COVID-19 cases (07/23/2020)

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

This is a stressful time for everyone. Take care of yourself with these guides to mental and physical wellness.

The ADA recognizes and thanks the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and their Dentist Health and Wellness Committee for allowing us to add some of their mental health resources to what we are sharing with all ADA members.

COVID-19 Online Courses

 NEW Emotional Impact: Dealing Constructively with Stress in the Midst of COVID-19 - What if your return to work doesn’t look like what you expect? Three dentists from the ADA’s Dentist Wellness Advisory Committee lead this panel that will help you label and address the emotions surrounding the most common fears and stressors dentists have reported experiencing before, during and after reopening their practice. Watch now.

Building Resilience in Times of Anxiety and Uncertainty - Dr. Aparna Chawla, a licensed dentist and certified instructor of advanced breathing and meditation techniques, teaches evidence-based techniques to enhance mental focus, reduce anxiety and increase resiliency. Watch now.

Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Crisis - With the latest research on active living—peppered with a little humor—you will uncover powerful reasons to revamp your health and fitness goals today. Learn strategies to immediately increase your level of personal energy, resilience and immunity in an empowering and inspirational session with Dr. Uche Odiatu. View now.