COVID Resources

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Find resources and guidance to help navigate COVID-19. Navigating this crisis takes expert guidance, collective action and you. We’re stronger together. If you're a member, thank you. If not, please join our dental community.

COVID-19 Liability Protections

In 2021, a law was passed to shield businesses from most COVID-19 related lawsuits. MDA was involved with extensive outreach to members through VoterVoice to encourage passage. Special Note: Offices must post, “WARNING: Under Missouri law, any individual entering the premises or engaging the services of the business waives all civil liability against the individual or entity for any damages based on inherent risks associated with an exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19, except for recklessness or willful misconduct.” Additional Resources: Download PDF Sign

DHSS COVID Mitigation Strategies Document

In late August 2021, the MDA published an updated COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for Healthcare Providers, with guidance written by Dr. Guy Deyton, State Dental Director, and reviewed by Dr. George Turabelidze, State Epidemiologist. Dr. Deyton also has written Conducting Comfortable Vaccine Discussions – 4 Easy Steps to assist members in effectively communicating with patients about vaccines.

COVID Testing Training

The above document refers to testing of patients and staff as a recommended mitigation strategy; however, training will be required for such testing. This training, BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test Webex for Oral Health Care Providers, is available on-demand. Click here for complete details and join link.

N95 Masks Resource

The State of Missouri has a large supply of N95 masks available to Missouri healthcare providers to request. When you click on the form link below, select “Dentist” as the facility license type, and the Honeywell DC365 N95 becomes visible to be requested. Click for order form. There is no cost for the masks or for shipping, and dentists also can request other items on the form at no cost. Orders will be filled as long as supply is available. The state does ask all healthcare providers attempt to obtain supplies through their normal vendors, but understands there have been numerous times throughout the pandemic when certain items have been in short supply or vendor orders have been delayed.

Missouri-Made Masks

If you are looking for Missouri-based companies who are manufacturing masks, the following companies are such. Please inquire direct with each. The MDA does not endorse these companies.

CDC Guidance

The CDC continues to update its guidance regarding COVID-19. Visit CDC COVID website for the most current information.

 

ADA Resources

  • ADA Infection Control Resources
  • State PPE Order Form & Resources
  • Increased PPE Fees & Resources
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