News Updates

ADA urges dentists to heed April 30 interim postponement recommendation

April 1, 2020

In a statement issued April 1, the ADA issued an interim recommendation that “dentists keep their offices closed to all but urgent and emergency procedures until April 30 at the earliest.” READ ADA NEWS ARTICLE

Department of Labor Issues Regulations on Exemptions for Small Businesses Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 1, 2020

Employers with fewer than 50 employees, including dental practices, may be exempt from a provision in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that requires them to provide emergency paid sick leave and expanded medical leave to employees in certain COVID-19 circumstances, the U.S. Department of Labor said April 1. MORE INFORMATION


March 31, 2020

Some Dentists May Need To Reapply For Economic Injury Disaster Loans

New loan form includes option to receive emergency grant funds up to $10,000 MORE INFORMATION


Small Business Resources and Loan Information

​The ADA strongly encourages application for EIDL and PPP Loans.
We suggest you read the ADA guidance document first, under Number 1 below. 

Apply for an SBA Loan

  1. ​Click here for a guidance document (provided by ADA & Academy of Dental CPAs) 
  2. Click here for a guidance document (provided by Senate Small Business Committee)
  3. Stimulus Bill Update: Additional SBA Relief Available to Coronavirus-Impacted Small Businesses (provided by Husch Blackwell, MDA Legal Counsel)


Weekly Webinars for GSLDS Members

Every Tuesday, through May 5 |  11:00am CT
Each week, Buckingham Strategic Wealth will collaborate with dental community members and those who serve them to address questions and concerns surrounding their practices and personal lives. They will also discuss how to prepare for the coming weeks and months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email Susan to register for the webinars. 

Objectives:

  • Bring together business specialists in real time to address personal and practice-related cash flow and planning concerns.
  • Answer questions regarding staff and HR-related matters.
  • Understand updated tax guidelines and guidance for the 2019 filings and beyond. 
  • Address what banks are doing to help existing clients through this uncertainty. 
  • Explore considerations for personal planning opportunities. 


On Demand Webinars

GSLDS Exclusive Members Only Webinar
COVID-19: Navigating the FFCRA and Paycheck Protection Program
Presented by Greensfelder attorneys Scott Cruz, Amy Blaisdell and Tracy Ring. For those who missed it or would like to watch again, the pdf of presentation is ​accessible below. You may also email ​Nikki for access to the recording. 

Download the Presentation
What’s in the CARES Act and How It Can Immediately Impact My Dental Practice
Senior Vice President of ADA Government and Public Affairs Mike Graham will walk you through 
the provisions in the recently enacted CARES Act and its impact on dentists and their practices. Allen Schiff, CPA, will then explain how a provision in the Act allows those who apply for small business loans to access grant money on a first-come, first-served basis.

Access the Webinar

Dental Practice Financial Issues Surrounding COVID-19
Dental practices are shut or just seeing emergency cases. While you understand why, you worry about the how—how your business is going to survive when patients and money aren’t coming in. Feel better about your bottom line with help from Allen M. Schiff, CPA, CFE, who has more than 35 years of dental practice management experience. He will also give you a checklist of what to do financially that will help you keep the doors open once the pandemic has receded.

Access the Webinar

ADA Coronavirus Resource Center for Dentists

Dentists are encouraged to visit ADA.org/virus for information and resources. ​The page will be continually updated as information becomes available. 


Missouri Dental Association Resources

Missouri Dental Association staff and leadership continue to closely monitor information from the ADA and federal agencies including CDC and OSHA. Resources from these entities, as well as Missouri specific resources and FAQs from MDIS, are available on modental.org/covid.  This page is being continually updated; we encourage you to check back frequently.

MDA COVID-19 Resources

GSLDS Members (sorted by zip) ​Accepting Emergency Patients

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society recommends that its members adhere to the recent recommendations published by the American Dental Association. The ADA has recommended that its members limit their practices for the next several weeks to seeing only patients with dental emergencies. These GSLDS members are accepting emergency patients during the Covid-19 outbreak

GSLDS Members taking Emergency Patients


Current Contact Method

The Central Office staff of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society began working remotely, effective March 18th. We are forwarding the office phones to our cell phones. If at any point you are trying to reach us and can't get through for some reason, please know that we're working on it and please feel free to email us in the meantime.

Email Contacts

21828841570