This page is intended to be a resource for dentists and their staff regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are committed to keeping our community of dental healthcare professionals abreast of the evolving pandemic and will update this page as the situation changes and will continue adding information as it comes to us. We are not responsible for the content on sites linked from this page, but we hope they will serve as additional resources to you during this challenging time. The COVID-19 situation continues to change rapidly, so while we are doing our best to keep this page accurate, all information is subject to change.

 

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Teledentistry

How will I be protected if I choose to use teledentistry to minimize patient contact and presence?
Do you have a teledentistry consent form that I can use?
Can I use teledentistry for new patients or should I use teledentistry only for established patients?

Coverage and Premiums

Will COVID-19 effect my premium payments in any way?
Will my policy cover me if my practice remains open?
Can I be held responsible for canceling appointments? If a dental condition (i.e., cavity) worsened because the office was closed during coronavirus, would this be considered patient abandonment?
If I am required by state or federal authorities to temporarily close my office, is this considered patient abandonment?
Will I be covered if I perform duties outside of my scope of practice due to federal or state executive orders?
Will you be deferring any non-renewal underwriting actions at this time?
Will you be offering a continuation of coverage for any expiring policy?

Practice Management

How can I prepare my office for COVID-19?
What should I do if I subsequently learn that a patient who visited my office or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?
Will I be covered if a patient alleges that they contracted COVID-19 at my office?
From a legal perspective, can a dentist be held responsible by patients or staff if someone contracts COVID-19?
What constitutes urgent care or an emergency that would be deemed appropriate to treat in the office during this COVID-19 restricted time?
How long should I wait before treating a patient who tested positive for COVID-19?

 

 

 

Legal Notice and Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in these resources does not establish a standard of care, nor does it constitute legal advice. The information is for general informational purposes only and is written from a risk management perspective to aid in reducing professional liability exposure. Please review these documents for applicability to your specific practice. You are encouraged to consult with your personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state.