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ReIgnite Your Practice

Yankee Virtual 2021 has partnered with igniteDDS to bring you the virtual preconference series Re-Ignite Your Practice. Worth 5 CE credits this series focuses on practice management, finances, and the clinical side of the practice to prepare dentists and team members to hit the ground running in 2021.

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Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The combination of the seasonal flu and the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to overwhelm the health care system. Thus, the MDS Board of Trustees has issued guidance strongly recommending that all dental professionals get the flu vaccine and that all dentists encourage their patients to get the flu vaccine.

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Notifying Patients of PPE Fees

If your office is utilizing PPE fee code D1999 or charging a PPE fee, you must notify patients of the new charge before their appointment. It is recommended that you do this at the time of scheduling or prior to the appointment to ensure they are not surprised by the additional charge.

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ADA Return to Work Toolkit

The ADA has recently updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, a resource that recommends measures to take to help protect patients, staff, and dentists from COVID-19 as practices reopen and begin to provide more than emergency and urgent care.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The MDS stands with members of our communities, including our dentists and patients, who face injustice and racism in their day-to-day lives. Leadership is needed on this issue from all walks of life, including dentistry, if we as a society are going to achieve the change that we need.

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Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

The CDC provides that if a dental patient or staff member develops COVID-19, you should notify all patients who were treated within 48 hours after the person was in the office. Additional guidance from the CDC provides what to do if it has been less than or more than seven days since the reported diagnosis.
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