COVID-19 Resource Center

The Kansas Dental Association (KDA) has compiled a variety of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resources for our members as we closely follow information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others. 

Governor Lifts Statewide Stay-at-Home Order, Dental Offices Allowed to Reopen

On Thursday, April 30, Governor Laura Kelly announced the lifting of Executive Order #20-24, which placed a statewide stay-at-home order on all Kansans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, w​hich expire​d on May 3. 

Now that Governor Kelly has lifted EO #20-24 and the KDHE Bureau of Oral Health has authorized dental offices to fully reopen (notice sent by the KDA on April 30), dentists need to pay attention to any county orders for further guidance. 

Review any order your county might impose and look for the definition of "essential service, business and/or activity” to determine if “dental care, dentistry, or dentists” is included within “healthcare or medical care” along with grocery stores, gas stations, etc. If so, dentists are free to r​esume operations UNLESS dental services have been specifically restricted

Dental Practice Resources and Recommendations

  • Kansas Dentists Can Now Request Allotment of 25 KN95 Masks
  • Steps To Take If Patient Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Appointment
  • ADA COVID-19 Hazard Assessment & Return to Work Toolkit
  • CDC Interim Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Dental Settings
  • KDA Personal Protective Equipment & Dental Supply Town Hall Webinar
  • KDA Reopening Task Force Recommendations
  • Practice Startup Checklist After an Unplanned Extended Closure
  • KDHE 3D Nasopharyngeal Swab Print Project
  • Important Labor Law Change Effective April 1; Exemptions for Small Businesses
  • KDA COVID-19 Dental Practice FAQs
  • CARES Act Small Business Administration Loans

   
Wellness Resources: Handling Stress During a Pandemic

The uncertainty of the times, coupled with the stressors of managing a family and owning a practice amid precarious circumstances, can affect your mental health. Here are some resources to help you stay well.

  • Stressed Out? The KDA Wellness Program is Here to Help
  • Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [Webinar]
  • Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Stress [Videos]
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Managing COVID-19 Anxiety
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak

   
Correspondence (June 2020)

Below you will find information emailed to members from the Kansas Dental Association, in order by date. 

   
Correspondence (May 2020)

Below you will find information emailed to members from the Kansas Dental Association, in order by date. 

   
Correspondence (April 2020)

Below you will find information emailed to members from the Kansas Dental Association, in order by date. 

   
Correspondence (March 2020)

Below you will find information emailed to members from the Kansas Dental Association, in order by date. 

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