COVID-19 UPDATE AND RESOURCE CENTER
If you are a patient looking for information, please visit our "Your Story Is Our Story" patient resource page
to find out what offices are doing to keep you safe.
As events rapidly develop, the NMDA is working to provide you the latest updates and resources for dentists on this page. The New Mexico Dental Association continues to be in touch with the American Dental Association, our Board of Trustees, our members, the public we serve, the state board, and other stakeholders on how we move forward: safely, financially and legislatively. We remain dedicated, vigilant and stand ready to provide the best information in the timeliest fashion.
DISCLAIMER: The content contained herein is informational only and should NOT be construed as legal, professional, financial, tax, insurance, or business advice.
NEWS UPDATES AND PRACTICE INFORMATION
NMDA COVID-19 Town Hall July 1, 2021
The NMDA held a town hall meeting on July 1, providing the latest information on COVID-19 in New Mexico, and the most recent information for practices and patients.
Highlights of current guidance:
- Offices should continue to perform screenings before patients enter the office to be exempt from the OSHA ETS
CDC recommendations require patients and staff to remain masked in health care settings
Offices should update their hazard assessments based on current conditions
If risk is deemed low, it may allow offices to make the use of respirators optional
11/15/20: Dental Advisory Team Issues Guidelines on Public Health Order Compliance
As we reported on Friday, the new health order does not differ very much from the language that has governed dental offices during the last six months. Dental offices provide essential services and should continue to be open during the shelter-at-home order. The order also, however, does not mean business as usual. The public health order relies on professionals, like us, to make the right call. So, the Dental Advisory Team has issued guidelines on compliance with the latest public health order PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND READ THE PDF.
COVID-19 Patient Positive Flowchart
The NMDA created a flowchart to help you navigate through the potentially stressful experience of what to do when a patient tests positive for COVID-19. The information is based on the CDC and ADA guidance. NMDA members can CLICK HERE
to visit our "Members Only" section to download the flowchart, which can be printed and posted for you and your staff.
NMDA Proposed Phased Restart
Please review the documents from April 20, 2020, on the NMDA's proposals for a Phased Restart and a FAQ page concerning relevant issues.