As offices reopen it is important to communicate with patients the changes that are being implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, your office may decide to conduct pre-screenings in the parking lot, where you will ask questions regarding their current health and take their temperature.
It is recommended that all those entering your office wear a face covering and patients limit the number of companions to those necessary to conduct the treatment (i.e., one caregiver, interpreter, etc.).
Toolkit: What to Expect At Your Next Dental Visit - this members-only toolkit provides patient communication tools for returning to non-emergent care, including social posts, signage, email/text templates, etc. that may be customized to fit your practice.
Toolkit: Patient Return: Talking with Your Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines - this members-only toolkit includes resources to help educate patients about the vaccine, correct misinformation, and connect them to local vaccination sites.
Now is the Time to Visit Your Dentist - this op-ed encourages patients to seek dental care during the pandemic and highlights safety of dental offices
ADA Welcome Back Reassurance Letter - this Word document may be customized to include your office logo and specific information. Spanish-version
What to Expect for Dental Visits - this information may be added to your website or office signage.
Patient Pre-Screening form - to be completed when confirming appointments and before entering the treatment area. Spanish-version
COVID-19 Informed Consent Agreement