Report a COVID-19 Related Violation

Q: How can dental hygienists report alleged violations or concerns and about dental practices not following mandates or recommendations set by governors, dental boards and public health officials?

A: From the desk of Dr. Robert Zena
President of the American Association of Dental Boards

The American Association of Dental Boards encourages everyone to practice social distancing. As health care professionals, the dental community must not only follow all directives from the White House Task Force, CDC, USPHS, National Institute of Allergy and Epidemiology, etc. but also be exemplary. The edicts pertaining to emergent care must be adhered to in order to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Anyone who ignores these guidelines negates the sacrifices by other practices who are doing their part to “flatten the curve”. Those who ignore these efforts not only unnecessarily endanger themselves and their staff, but more importantly endanger the entire community. As a Nation, we must all do our part.

To protect our professionals on the front lines, the public, and promote social distancing, we encourage the use of Teledentistry as much as possible to minimize exposure. Additionally, in conjunction with digital means, employing Immediate Vicinity Access to Care (IVAC) will better minimize risks. For example, patients may be triaged in parking areas, curbside, sidewalks, etc. in order to decrease the number of patients that actually enter the practice facility. Some may only need prescriptions to delay treatment to a future date, emergency cases that need hands-on care could be filtered through the IVAC buffer. We at the AADB encourage any suggestions from the dental community that would help improve our struggle with the Covid-19 virus to share them with the AADB Central Office.

In an effort to protect the public, we are offering a means to report alleged violations. Reporting may be made by clicking on the following button:Report a Violation

Retrieved from the American Dental Hygiene Association https://www.adha.org/covid19#

—  COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations

https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/patients/covid-19-state-mandates-and-recommendations?utm_source=adaorg&utm_medium=covid-statement-200401&utm_content=stateaction&utm_campaign=covid-19&_ga=2.157816634.1018484255.1585841170-77437903.1584284140

Retrieved from the American Dental Hygiene Association https://www.adha.org/covid19#

AN UPDATE FROM OUR ADVOCACY CONSULTING TEAM, COMPASS STRATEGIES REGARDING “NEWS FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE”

Governor Ducey issued a series of executive orders, waivers, and other actions in response to the
COVID-19 crisis. Below, please find summaries of the actions taken this week along with links to the relevant documents.

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Arizona State Board Dental Examiners’

COVID-19 Statement:

As the facts and situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to evolve, the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners is requesting the cooperation of all Arizona dental licensees and is issuing the following guidance below. This recommendation is being made after careful deliberation and in consultation with state and national public health experts, and in line with our mission to protect the public. Read More Here or visit https://dentalboard.az.gov/

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