Provider Resources

DentistLink Referral Team
If you are a dental provider and would like to receive referrals for patients who need urgent care, join the DentistLink urgent need referral team. Please contact us or sign up directly at Join DentistLink!

Washington State Health Care Authority
Up-to-date information and announcements for Washington dental providers who accept Apple Health (Medicaid).
https://www.hca.wa.gov/information-about-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Highlights

Washington State Dental Association
WSDA is committed to keeping ​dentists and their teams informed about the latest business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.wsda.org/member-center/covid-19/business-impacts
https://www.wsda.org/member-center/covid-19/clinical-guidance

American Dental Association
Latest recommendations and guidance for dental providers during the COVID-19 crisis.
https://success.ada.org/en/practice-management/patients/infectious-diseases-2019-novel-coronavirus

Washington State Department of Health
The Department of Health provided guidance to dental service providers on March 17, 2020.
https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/1600/coronavirus/Dental_COVID-19.pdf

Dental Quality Assurance Commission COVID-19 Pandemic Statement

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Recommendation: Postpone Non-Urgent Dental Procedures, Surgeries, and Visits

Continuing Education
Teledentistry in Washington (April 1, 2020): Recording

Presented By: Arcora Foundation, Dr. Nathan Suter

Many people face barriers to accessing dental care including the cost of dental care, fear, geographic distribution of dental offices, and linguistic/cultural barriers. Teledentistry is an opportunity to address these barriers by bringing dental care to community sites where underserved populations receive educational, social, and general health services and to link services provided in the community with dental clinics where more advanced services can be provided. This is a proven strategy to increase access to preventive services.

Opioid Webinar (April 9, 2020) Registration Link

Presented by: Theresa Madden, DDS, Private Practice Provider, Gary Franklin, MD, University of Washington and Washington Department of Labor and Industries

Objectives

  • When and how opioids should be initiated for pain.
  • How to assess risk and address harms of opioid use.
  • When and how opioids should be discontinued.
  • How non-opioid strategies can be employed in dental practices to improve the efficacy of acute postoperative pain management.

SMART Restorations Using Silver Diamine Fluoride & Glass Ionomer Cement: Online Course

Presented By: Washington Association for Community Health, Arcora Foundation, Dr. Douglas Young, DDS

In partnership with the Washington Association for Community Health, Arcora Foundation is proud to feature Dr. Douglas Young, DDS in a 1.5 hour webinar. He will discuss SMART Restorations Using Silver Diamine Fluoride & Glass Ionomer Cement. The techniques shared are applicable to patients of all ages.