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Welcome to the Utah Dental Association!

Welcome to the new UDA Website. We hope you will enjoy the new features we can offer by joining with the American Dental Association's web hosting services. We will continue to update and improve the content that you will find here. So visit often and feel free to offer suggestions on ways we can make your UDA Website provide the information and services that you need to improve the way you practice Dentistry. Thank you for visiting and for your continued membership in the ADA/UDA.



COVID-19 Resources

During these unprecedented times, there has been a flood of information become available. It’s difficult to determine what information is the best and applicable. We recommend seeking information from reliable sources. And always check with your own professional advisors when making business decisions. The UDA is working hard to bring you the most reliable and latest information. At this time, the following seems to be reliable resources of which have great information.


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Utah’s Low Risk Phase

Most of Utah is now in the low risk, or yellow phase, which includes specific guidelines for individuals and businesses


Entering the Low Risk Phase of the recovery in Utah does not change the precautions in place for patient and dental staff safety. The precautions are identical to the high-risk phase. Use sound professional judgment when making decisions to treat or delay treatment for each situation.


Links & Resources from ADA.org/virus 

The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on dentistry is rapidly evolving. To help dentists navigate these unprecedented times for their practices, staff and patients, the ADA developed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists at ADA.org/virus.

Below is a sample list of resources that can be found on ADA.org/virus. The contents of the page are updated with new information multiple times daily. Please click on the following links to access the most current resources.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans:

·      SBA Loans: Understanding the Options for Dentist Owners (Video Q & A\
·      Paycheck Protection Program Lenders By State
·      Fact Sheet: Small Business Loans for Dentists
·      Paycheck Protection Program Loan Summary
·      Tips to Recognize SBA Loan Scams
·      U.S. Treasury PPP Information Sheet
·      Paycheck Protection Program Loan FAQ
·      SBA Guidance and Loan Resources

COVID-19 Digital Events (webinar recordings):

·      OSAP on Respiratory Protection in the Era of COVID-19 (April 24)
·      Do You Have Your SOP Manual Completed? (April 21)
·      Building Resilience in Times of Anxiety and Uncertainty (April 16)
·      Calculate the Cash Burn Rate of Your Dental Practice (April 10)
·      Four Ways to Stay Healthy During Crisis (April 9)
·      Small Business Administration Loans for Dentists (April 8)
·      Q&A: COVID-19 Transmission and Emergency Care (April 7)
·      Student Loan Repayment During Uncertain Times (April 2)
·      Teledentistry in the Era of COVID-19 (April 1)
·      19 Ways to Defeat the Pandemic (March 26)
·      Keep the Lights On (March 25)
·      ADA and OSAP Q&A (March 20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:

·      Employer and Employee Issues
·      Financial and Dental Benefit Considerations
·      Federal Student Loan Guide to the CARES Act
·      Staff and Office Protection and Asepsis
·      HIPAA Considerations
·      Patient Communication
·      Questions regarding coronavirus, the virus which causes COVID-19

COVID-19 Practice Resources:

Practice Guidance

·      ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
·      Summary of ADA COVID-19 Interim Guidance
·      Emergency Procedures – Dentists
·      The ADA Code of Ethics and COVID-19

Employee and Staff Issues

·      A Positive COVID-19 Test Result on Your Staff
·      COVID-19 Employment Law FAQs
·      Employment Agreements
·      Financial Obligations to Staff

Security

·      Video Teleconferencing and Security

Patient Communications

·      Translators and Interpreters During COVID-19
·      Emergency Procedures – Patients
·      Letter to Patients

Vendors and Third-Party Payers

·      Dental Benefit Eligibility Verification
·      Handling Contract Negotiations
·      Statement on Reimbursement for PPE
·      Statement on Reimbursement for Temporary Procedures
·      CMS Issues Stark Law Blanket Waivers
·      Financial Assistance from Third Party Payers
·      COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance
·      Handling Vendor Payment Disputes
·      Renegotiating Existing Contracts
·      Contract Obligations During COVID-19

COVID-19 Safety & Clinical Resources:

·      HIPAA Guidance Community Based Testing Sites
·      ADA Interim Guidance for Minimizing Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
·      ADA Interim Guidance Flowcharts for Minimizing Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
·      Be Alert for Cybercrime Scams
·      The Journal of the American Dental Association Infection Control Resources
·      OSHA Guidance Summary: Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
·      Hand Hygiene for the Dental Team
·      Tucson Medical Center’s Donning and Doffing Instructions
·      Tucson Medial Center’s Guide to Putting On and Taking off Respirators

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources:

·      COVID-19 Online Courses
·      Personal Help Hotlines
·      Mental Health Resources
·      6 Steps for Staying Well During Isolation

COVID-19 Exclusive Offers:

·      ADA members have access to exclusive offers that may help you during this outbreak


Other Government Resources

CDC: COVID-19: Guidance for Dental Settings: View
CDC Recommendations: View
What to do if COVID-19 impacts your employment: View
Dept of Workforce Services information on COVID-19: View
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus: View 
IRS: Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19: View


Continuing Education and License Renewal info

To understand the Sedation level parameters when determining the level of licensure classification to be used in your practice – Go to: ADA Guidelines for Sedation and Anesthesia


Various Information For Reference


Online Courses & ​Events


Check out the new Online CE Course Library. Be sure to check back often as new courses will be added.


UDA Convention - Save the Date

Date: April 8-9, 2021
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center

Membership Information


DOPL Approved CE Courses:

DOPL Approved Courses for Mandatory CE Requirements on Opioid Abuse for Dental License Renewal

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