COVID-19 Information & Resources
Updated May 14, 2020
Webinars for GSLDS Members
COVID-19 and the Impact of Dentistry: April, 2020
Presented by Dr. Marie Fluent
This webinar reviews the current state of the pandemic and evidence-based strategies to mitigate transmission in dental healthcare settings and within the community. GSLDS members may access the webinar on-demand here.
"Tuesday Tidbits" Dental Practice Financial Issues Surrounding COVID-19
Every Tuesday, through May 26 | 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.
COVID-19: Navigating the FFCRA and Paycheck Protection Program
GSLDS Exclusive Members Only Webinar
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.
Resources for Ordering PPE
Justin Perrone, Regional Sales Manager
Randi Miller, Account Manager
(PPE orders must been made by contacting Randi Miller)
Bart Miller, Equipment Specialist
Henry Schein Dental
Christian Fehling, Missouri Region Manager
Michael Dunahoo, General Manager
ADA COVID-19 Resource Center
Dentists are encouraged to visit ADA.org/virus for information and resources. The page will be continually updated as information becomes available.
Updates on ADA.org/virus
Upcoming ADA Webinars
- Register Upcoming Digital Events (events will be listed at the top with registration link)
- Find Digital Events and Webinars available for on-demand viewing (scroll down and look for "Digital Events and Webinars" title)
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
On Demand Webinars
The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact of Dentistry
Concerns that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread through aerosol have led to closure of dental offices. In the United States, as dental offices begin to reopen, we are aware that we do not return to a COVID-free world, but to one where we will be treating potential carriers and asymptomatic patients. Dr. Don Milton will explain the role of aerosol in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, analyze the potential measure to prevent virus transmission and answer questions related to virus load in the air and patient risk. Dr. Purnima Kumar, will critically examine the evidence on microbial payload in dental aerosols, methods of reducing bioload at source, mitigating aerosol spread and decreasing microbial contamination.
Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
To further help you and your staff prepare for when that time comes, the ADA has recorded an online course to provide an overview of the Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit and answer questions from the dental community.
Watch Now: OSAP Webinar on Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19
On April 24, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) presented a webinar discussing CDC’s interim recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) in dental settings. OSAP’s Kathy Eklund and Eve Cuny shared practical tips for introducing the use of N95 or equivalent respirators in dental settings.
Small Business Resources and Loan Information
Teledentistry in Missouri During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar — (On Demand) Facilitated by the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health. Panel discussion on the use of teledentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic to include varied uses of teledentistry to provide consultation, care coordination and triage, among other topics. Note: The following teledentistry questions are provided by MDA member dentist, webinar panelist and teledentistry expert, Dr. Nathan Suter.
Additional Teledentistry Resources
Synchronous teledentistry (D9995)
Synchronous teledentistry (D9995) is delivery of patient care and education where there is live, two-way interaction between a person or persons (e.g., patient; dental, medical or health caregiver) at one physical location, and an overseeing supervising or consulting dentist or dental provider at another location. The communication is real-time and continuous between all participants who are working together as a group. Use of audiovisual telecommunications technology means that all involved persons are able to see what is happening and talk about it in a natural manner.
Asynchronous teledentistry (D9996)
Asynchronous teledentistry (D9996) is different, as there is no real-time, live, continuous interaction with anyone who is not at the same physical location as the patient. Also known as store-and-forward, asynchronous teledentistry involves transmission of recorded health information (e.g., radiographs, photographs, video, digital impressions and photomicrographs of patients) through a secure electronic communications system to another practitioner for use at a later time.
Quick Links to MO Agencies COVID-19 Sites; Resources
Organized Dentistry Facebook Pages:
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.
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.