Return to Work set for May 1

The State of Ohio has announced that dental offices will re-open May 1st as part of Phase One of the state's Return to Work. All dental offices are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control's Infection Prevention Protocols for Dental Settings. The Ohio State Dental Board has issued the following Guidelines for Providing Dental Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check in on our Job Board to find dentists looking for EFDAs and EFDAs looking for employment. The Ohio Department of Health has issued these slides to help understand return to work protocols.

Safety Guidelines for Dental Offices

The Ohio Department of Health, The Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association have released updated guidance on how dental offices can keep health care personnel and patients safe from exposure to infection. Compliance with these guidelines are likely to be required of dental offices that resume treating non-emergency patients. The Ohio EFDA Association will keep you up-to-date on announcements from the State of Ohio regarding health orders that impact the dental community. Read: CDC's Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response Read: The ADA's one-pager on CDC Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines

Job Board Connecting Dentists & EFDAs

The COVID-19 danger is still here but the State of Ohio is preparing for the next stage. When the economy begins to open, dentists may need EFDAs and EFDAs may be looking for jobs. Check our Job Board regularly for job postings and job seekers. EFDAs: if you are seeking employment send us what you are looking for, your experience and certifications, and how dentists can contact you. We won't publish your last name. Dentists: if you are looking for an EFDA, send us your location, the job opening, full or part-time, pay and benefits or incentives, other information, and how EFDAs can contact you or submit a resume. If you don't want us to publish your name , we won't. You can send your po

COVID-19 Resources for EFDAs

The Ohio EFDA association has posted a resource page for EFDAs looking for guidance and assistance during the COVID-19 emergency. EFDAs can find links to basic information from the CDC for healthcare workers, State of Ohio information and updates, and workplace standards. Resources listed also include unemployment information, job search info, state and local assistance available, and federal small business disaster relief that self-employed and independent contracters can apply for. As the emergency progresses and Ohio begins to transition back to business, we will update the website with resources on job placement, state health orders, and safety protocols. We will get through this!

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