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COVID-19 Resources For Dentists In South Africa 1

COVID-19 Resources For Dentists In South Africa


Practice Survival Guide The COVID 19

The Dental Practice Fixers Podcast

The Madow Center For Dental Practice Success Presents A Very Special Two-Part Webinar Event…. “Dental Practice Survival Guide: The COVID-19 Crisis” In our lifetimes, the dental profession has never experienced anything like the COVID-19 crisis. And things are changing rapidly, not just day to day, but hour to hour. Dentists and team members are looking everywhere for advice. In “Dental Practice Survival Guide: The COVID-19 Crisis” you won’t just hear theoretical platitudes or feel good “We’re all in this together” stuff – you’ll get real world actionable strategies that you can implement RIGHT NOW to make sure that you not only survive the crisis, but truly thrive when the time comes. Dr. Richard Madow and Dr. David Madow, founders of The Madow Center For Dental Practice Success, will be your hosts as we hear from our panel of experts. DAY ONE: April 2nd, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern time Our top-level coaches will be on board to give you information you can use right now and in the months ahead to make sure your practice is in a winning position. They will be tackling things such as: • Telephone techniques: Know EXACTLY what to say when rescheduling and answering new patient calls. • How to use your down time to catch up on insurance claims and requests to maximize cash flow NOW. • Dental supplies: Are they really in short supply? How to plan properly, not get caught short, and save money. • Simple tips to make sure your schedule is properly designed fo when the door reopens. • The right (and wrong!) things to put on your social media platforms. • The best way to review your Accounts Receivables to improve current cash flow. • Practice organization and systems – don’t drop the ball now! • How to review your P & L statement to negotiate and trim expenses. • What will patients NEED and WANT when the crisis is over? • How to revive treatment plans that seemed dead in the water. • Team members are scared – here’s how to increase their confidence moving forward. • Using value / benefit statements with patients who reschedule. • Is it okay to market your practice during the COVID crisis? YES – and here’s how. • How to acquire new patients even when your doors are shut and everyone is unsure. • Keeping patients engaged and prioritizing their dental health for the best future.

COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on our daily lives is rapidly evolving. Here are some resources and guidance to help dentists navigate this unprecedented time for their practices,

ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists


View the new interim recommendation and guidance resources from the ADA to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission, including:

·      Interim guidance on how to minimize risk of transmission

·      Three interim treatment guidance flowcharts

·      Summary of interim guidance


Last updated: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Resources (Find the latest guidance on topics such as emergency procedures, coding, workplace/ workforce issues, the ADA OSAP webinar and more)

ADA Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

·         Updates:

NEW ADA Interim Guidance for Minimizing Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
NEW ADA Interim Guidance Flowcharts for Minimizing Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
NEW Summary of ADA COVID-19 Interim Guidance
UPDATED ADA COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance

The COVID-19 pandemic is having wide-ranging impacts on our everyday lives, including scheduled dental and other appointments. We all need to work together to prevent the spread of the virus.

Will the COVID-19 outbreak impact my dental appointment?

In a statement issued April 1, the American Dental Association (ADA) called on dentists nationwide to postpone non-urgent dental procedures through April 30 in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Concentrating on emergency and urgent dental care only during this period will allow dentists and their teams to care for emergency patients and reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

How do I know what is considered a dental emergency?

Here’s a guide to what you can reschedule for a time when your dentist has resumed normal operations, and what you should consider an emergency. You can also download this guide. If you’re not sure whether your dental care need counts as an emergency, call your dentist’s office. They can help decide if you need to be seen immediately.

Dental care you can reschedule for another time:

Regular visits for exams, cleanings and x-rays
Regular visits for braces
Removal of teeth that aren’t painful
Treatment of cavities that aren’t painful
Tooth whitening
Dental care that you should have taken care of by a dentist at this time:

Bleeding that doesn’t stop
Painful swelling in or around your mouth
Pain in a tooth, teeth or jaw bone
Gum infection with pain or swelling
After surgery treatment (dressing change, stitch removal)
Broken or knocked out tooth
Denture adjustment for people receiving radiation or other treatment for cancer
Snipping or adjusting wire of braces that hurts your cheek or gums
Biopsy of abnormal tissue

Even during this outbreak, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Learn how to take care of your mouth when you’re sick.