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: October 12, 2020

Update | NEW Should I Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?

Update |  Dental FAQs on the Provider Relief Fund

Statement | NEW ADA Responds to WHO Recommendation: Dentistry is Essential Health Care

Toolkit | NEW Download the ADA’s COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit, a guide to providing COVID-19 testing at your practice.

Video | NEW Layoffs, higher fees, and early retirement: How dentists intend to adjust to a “new normal”

Video | NEW ADA attorney discusses COVID-related leave in dental offices.

ADA News | NEW HPI poll: Dentists see increase in patients’ stress-related oral health conditions (09/29/20)

ADA News | NEW HHS announces Provider Relief Fund reporting requirements (09/22/2020)

ADA News | NEW ADA releases video to showcase response to COVID-19 pandemic (09/21/2020)

ADA News | House bill proposes $25,000 tax credit for businesses purchasing PPE (09/15/2020)

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.