PPE Resources with Billing Guidance
GDA Plus+ Supplies Emergency PPE
KN95 masks, face shields and other PPE supplies are available now at GDAsupplies.com
Please note: Due to the severe disruption in the traditional dental supply chain, pricing on COVID-19 related PPE items has significantly increased based on manufacturing and air-freight shipping costs. Neither GDA Plus+ Supplies nor our vendor partners have increased their margins on these items in short supply, in some cases margins have even decreased.
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Georgia Dentists May Now Request Limited PPE Through ADA
The GDA is very pleased to announce that Georgia dentists are now eligible to submit requests for PPE through the ADA. Yesterday, you should have received the email below from Dr. Gehani with the details for submitting your requests. We have learned that this email may have been blocked by some email programs' spam settings, so please make sure to check your spam folder in case you did not receive it. For more information, click the link below.
ADA PPE Orders
CDC: Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
PPE shortages are currently posing a tremendous challenge to the US healthcare system because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare facilities are having difficulty accessing the needed PPE and are having to identify alternate ways to provide patient care.
CDC’s optimization strategies for PPE offer options for use when PPE supplies are stressed, running low, or absent. Contingency strategies can help stretch PPE supplies when shortages are anticipated, for example if facilities have sufficient supplies now but are likely to run out soon. Crisis strategies can be considered during severe PPE shortages and should be used with the contingency options to help stretch available supplies for the most critical needs. As PPE availability returns to normal, healthcare facilities should promptly resume standard practices.
Learn how to test the fit of your respirator and check the seal for optimal performance.
N95 Respirator Fit Tests and Seal Checks
Learn when and how to extend the use of N95 respirators while maintaining appropriate infection control.
Extend the Use of N95 Masks
PPE Communication to Patients
Some dentists may decide to pass on a portion of the increased costs for personal protective equipment (PPE) to patients. Those who do so should communicate with patients prior to their appointments about this delicate issue and why the circumstances demand a fee for PPE. In addition, posting a sign such as this one could be used as an additional form of communicating with patients about the fee.