New ADA toolkit offers guidance for providing COVID-19 testing in dental practices

Resource includes information on applying for required federal certification     

The American Dental Association, in consultation with its Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery, has released a toolkit to help guide dentists interested in offering their patients rapid response, point-of-care COVID-19 testing within their practices.

The COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit includes information for dentists on applying for the federal certification required to offer this type of testing.

"Once again the ADA has designed a user-friendly toolkit to address the needs of the members to help them better protect themselves, their staff and patients," said Dr. Tom Paumier, task force member. "While rapid point-of-care testing is not widely used currently, as the technology and access to these important tests improve, this comprehensive document will enable members who want to do testing in their office to be sure they are compliant with all regulatory guidelines. I'm proud that the ADA has been proactive in anticipating the needs of our members and providing another invaluable resource to help dentists practice safely during the COVID-19 pandemic."