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Putting the Team Back in Teamwork

With 90% of dental practices now open for elective procedures, according to data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, most oral health professionals are back to work. However, anxiety remains about the safety of providing patient care during a global pandemic. The California Dental Association has released some tips to help ease this strain and encourage teamwork in the dental operatory:

  • Ensure that all team members are adequately informed and trained on new protocols to protect staff and patients from transmission of COVID-19.
  • Update team members on the latest COVID-19 news that impacts the provision of oral health care.
  • Provide information on applicable employee benefits offered through the practice as well as from federal and state government sources.
  • Listen to staff members’ worries about practicing during a pandemic and take them seriously.
  • Get creative with workplace accommodations, such as offering staggered shifts or alternating the option for telecommuting.

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