Practice Management Resources

HR Questions Surface in Response to Governor’s Mandatory Self-Quarantine Order

On July 21, 2020, Governor Lamont issued an executive order for mandatory 14-day self-quarantine of travelers arriving from states with high COVID-19 infection rates.  The order also requires that all travelers into Connecticut must complete a Travel Health Form to document information regarding the location and duration of their travel. 

As many are looking forward to getting away for summer vacations, questions have been raised regarding how this mandatory self-quarantine order will impact dental practices.  We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions, to help you understand the requirements. 

Download Quarantine FAQs

New Resource: Protocols to Follow if a Staff or Household Member is COVID-19(+)

UPDATED JULY 28 - Has someone on your staff, or a member of their household, tested positive for COVID-19? This new resource — exclusive to ADA members — guides you through assessing the exposure risks, deciding when a self-quarantine is necessary, strategies for returning to work and protocols to follow in the office. 

Access the Guide 
(members only)

Steps to Take if a Patient Reports COVID-19 Exposure After Treatment

A patient that was recently treated in the practice has reported that they or a member of their household has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Click here the access the ADA document with steps on how to manage the health of any team member who may have been exposed. 

Legislative Updates 

For a list of ALL the Executive Orders that Effect the Profession of Dentistry. Click here and view the Legislative Initiative Page

Connecticut Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers

The state Department of Economic and Community Development issued new rules April 7 outlining additional protective measures that every workplace in Connecticut deemed essential—and any other business or nonprofit allowed to remain open—must follow. Click here to read more


Updates from the ADA

ADA Third Party Payer Reimbursement

  • Click here to download the ADA Statement on Third Party Payer Reimbursement for Costs Associated with Increased Standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Click here to download the Statement on Third Party Payer Reimbursement for Temporary Procedures. 

Summary of ADA Guidance During the COVID-19 Crisis
Summarizes COVID-19’s impact on dentistry, emerging science on the disease, the ADA’s guidance for minimizing risk during emergency treatment, and the resources the ADA has developed for dentists. Download the summary

Renegotiating Existing Contracts
The COVID-19 pandemic may impact your obligations under existing contracts. This guide will help you when renegotiating payment terms. Download the guide

The ADA Code of Ethics and COVID-19
As a result of the pandemic, ethical principles may require different steps than dentists are used to taking. Here’s how the ADA Code of Ethics applies during these extreme circumstances. Download the guide.

Contract Obligations during COVID-19
Understand “force majeure” contractual provisions and how events related to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply to your contract obligations. Download the guide.

Guidance on Continuing to Practice Ethically during COVID-19 (UPDATED)
Download the guide.

Financial Obligations to Staff During COVID-19
Download the guide.

As a reminder, the ADA has several COVID-19 resources for dentists. They can be found on the ADA Center for Professional Success webpage.