NDDA COVID-19 Information and Updates

April 3, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: NDBODE Guidance, Business Resources, Business Directory, Member Communication      

​April 3, 2020 - NDDA PPE Donation Drive

April 1, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: NDBODE Special Meeting for Dental Practice Recommendations/Mandates, CE/CPR Guidance, and New Associate/Graduate Licensure

March 23, 2020 - NDBODE Special Meeting on COVID-19 and Potential CE Changes

March 22, 2020 - SPECIAL UPDATE: NDDA Board of Trustees and District Presidents will Lead COVID-19 Response

March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: Business Relief Resources (Insurance, Finance, Human Resource, and Other Guidance)

March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: NDDA President, Dr. Brad Anderson State Advisory/Response Representative to State Health Officer/Governor, Local Action/Response Leadership Teams and Guidance

March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: NDBODE Final Statement

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE: NDBODE Update, National Practice Recommendations, ADA Emergency Care Definitions, NDDA State Updates

March 17, 2020 - NDBODE/NDDA Special Meeting and Guidance on COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - SPECIAL ALERT: NDDA Guidance on COVID-19

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Need Help Managing Anxiety & Stress

Contact North Dakota Behavioral Health Division
   *  COVID-19 Resources 
   *  Disaster Distress Helpline 
          - Call 1-800-985-5990
          - Text TalkWithUs to 66746  
FirstLink 211
          - Dial 2-1-1  
          - Text your zipcode to 898-211 
National Alliance on Mental Illness – COVID-19 Information and Resources 
          - Call 1-800-950-6264 
Center for  Disease Control and Prevention – Manage Anxiety & Stress 
American Dental Association – Under Stress? We’re Here to Help                                                                           ______________________________                                     


On Demand: Under Stress? We're Here to Help - This on-demand webinar addresses how to identify stress, recognize the physical and mental impacts of stress and how to manage the negative types of stress. Access Webinar

On Demand: Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Your Stress - Dr. Mark Abramsom, DDS, makes the connection between mindfulness techniqes and relieving stress through meditation. Access Video Series

On Demand: COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols and Procedures Webinar — The American Dental Association teamed up with leading infection control experts from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) to provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we all navigate the challenges COVID-19 is presenting to our profession. Presenters Eve Cuny and Kathy Eklund answer questions on the current PPE requirements for treating patients, the extra disinfection protocols and protecting patients and dental staff. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar

On Demand: What's in the CARES Act and How It Can Immediately Impact My Dental Practice -   Mike Graham will walk participants through the provisions in the recently enacted CARES Act that will have the most 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. There will be time at the end of the session to address questions submitted through the chat feature. This course is free and open to all. Non-dentists and non-members are welcome to take this course. You’ll be asked for an ADA Login when registering. Creating an account is free and does not require membership. Follow the links below to create an account. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar

On Demand: Teledentistry in the Era of COVID-19 - Learn how to make teledentistry work for your practice during the COVID-19 outbreak with experts Dr. Paul Glassman and Nathan Suter. As an effective way to triage patients and conduct problem-focused evaluations, teledentistry can help limit office visits to patients needing emergency care. Not only does this presentation cover low-cost technologies, it also covers the privacy and billing implications of teledentistry and provides reference materials and links to reliable information sources on HIPAA. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar

On Demand: 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. Giving you a view from a veteran CPA, Mr. Schiff will provide you with a checklist of what to do financially that will help you keep the doors open once the pandemic has receded. CE Credits: 1.5 Access Webinar

On Demand: 19 Ways to Defeat the Pandemic: What you can do now and when you are back to work - During these turbulent times, we dental professionals have many questions and concerns about the future of our practices. Renowned dentist and noted speaker Dr. Mark E. Hyman will lead a discussion about navigating these uncharted waters and give you 19 ways to survive and actually thrive when times are tough. He will show you how to lead your staff, reassure and make your patients comfortable once your doors are open again and maintain your own enthusiasm and confidence. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar

On Demand: Keep the Lights On: Protect the Health of Your Practice During the Economic Downturn - Discover how to predict short- and long-term impacts on your business operations with the help of Wendy O’ Donovan Phillips, CEO of Big Buzz. You will learn how to take the right steps now to minimize risk, and to use real-time data to quell your own fears and those of your patients. You will understand how to be proactive and reasonable in implementing your original 2020 business plan. After this webinar, you will be able to immediately use these tools that provide team-wide focus and clarity during uncertain times. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar

April 3, 2020 - Eide Bailly - SBA Relief: What Do these efforts mean for you?​ The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a large loan and relief effort in light of COVID-19. This webinar highlights some of the benefits available to small businesses. These is much to consider as part of the new loan and relief efforts. This webinar will help answer your questions. Access Webinar

April 6, 2020 at 1 p.m. CT - Understanding Composite Materials Today. With the launch of bulk fill composites and high filler flowables, it is challenging to know what composite material to use for optimal results. In this live webinar, Lee Brady will share a system for understanding composite materials and what clinical applications they are indicated for. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar     

April 7, 2020 at Noon CT - Understanding Dental Insurance: An Introduction. 
Learn how to navigate the dental benefits maze with this live webinar discussing the ins and outs of PPO plans. Starting with the current dental plan marketplace and the basics of PPOs, Dr. Hope Watson also discusses contract clauses and processing policies, PPO plan terminology, avoiding coordination of benefits write-off mistakes and more. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar
April 9, 2020 at 1 p.m. CT - Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Crisis. 
With the latest research on active living—peppered with a little humor—you will uncover powerful reasons to revamp your health and fitness goals today. Learn and master three insider strategies to immediately increase your level of personal energy, resilience and immunity. CE Credits: 1 Access Webinar


Other Resources

​American Dental Association     
ADA - What ​Constitutes a Dental Emergency

ADA - How Do I Ethically See Patients During a Pandemic

North Dakota Board of Dental Examiners

North Dakota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Dental Treatment Consent Form - Sample