Pandemic Recovery Guide

COVID-19 Vaccines + Dental Practices

Check with your local health department first to confirm your eligibility. Then, use the VaccineFinder online service to search for locations that offer vaccinations. This Federal site works with clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about vaccination services. We recommend checking to see if your state has a vaccine finder or check with your county health department or medical provider for vaccine clinics near you.

Dentists are in a place to offer trusted evidence-based education and in some states, even authorized to administer vaccines. Below you’ll find links to state resources and information from the ADA to help guide you as we enter the next phase of the pandemic.

 

Virus Variants and Vaccination

This update covers the latest COVID-19 information on variants and why vaccinations and masks are still being recommended by the ADA and CDC.

 

ADA Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Key Facts

The ADA has released some key facts surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations in the US. Their goal is to keep dentists informed of details surrounding evidence-based information so practices can help educate their patients and cohorts. Read More.

 

The Delta Variant

The COVID-19 delta variant is now the most dominant in the US. Data has shown this is 40-60% more contagious than prior variants. The CDA (California Dental Association) has developed a FAQ resource to address questions you, your team, and your patients may have for the practice.

 

Vaccine FAQs

These are the questions we’re hearing from practices right now.

  • What can I do if I lost my vaccination record?
  • Can I require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
  • Do I need to pay for my team’s vaccinations?
  • Can I terminate an employee who refuses to be vaccinated?

Our HR partner CEDR regularly updates their answers to these questions and more.

 

The ADA has also released answers to FAQs specifically for Practice Owners and Employee Dentists.

If you’re looking to learn more about administering vaccines, the ADA has created a compilation of training and education resources.

 

The CDC has addressed a number of responses to FAQs regarding the vaccination.

 

Your Team Has Been Fully Vaccinated – Now What?

The CDC has released guidance applicable to all fully vaccinated healthcare personnel. (COVID-19 testing and use of PPE recommendations remain unchanged.)

 

CDC Vaccine Communication Toolkit

The CDC has released a “Communication Toolkit” with key messaging to educate patients. This toolkit includes social media, poster/flyers, letters, newsletter content, key facts, messaging, and slide decks. The basic messaging can be adapted to your practice voice and include your logo – use what will resonate with your community. Get started.