COVID-19 UPDATES

Tues, March 31tst, 2020 - Supplies/ Donations

Are you treating emergency patients and need masks? Send us an email - we may have ways to help you.

OR

Are you wanting to donate masks, gloves, and gowns to your local hospital to help with the crisis? Also email us. We have already posted about OFFICIAL requests (coming from the receiving source). What you may not know, however, is that your Board of Directors has a task force of volunteers who can bring your donations to the drop off facilities. We will share pictures showing your contributions going to where they are needed!

Email Linda at execdirector@sbvcds.org

Your Board of Directors and Society are here for you!

Sincerely,

Your SBVCDS Team

 

Fri, March 27th, 2020 - CDC GUIDELINES 

Esteemed Members,

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released interim infection control guidelines related to elective / emergency dentistry amid COVID-19. We share this information with you to help get this information in the hands of dental professionals as soon as possible. Please share with your colleagues!

The guidelines are available here: https://www.cdc.gov/corona…/2019-ncov/…/dental-settings.html

We hope this post finds you well. We all need to find support in each other during this time of uncertainty. Please know we are with you and reach out should you need assistance.

Sincerely,

Your SBVCDS Team

 

Fri, March 17th, 2020 - EDC COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

Dear Members,

As we are continuing to get updated information, please know our priority is you and your practice. Feel free to use this Resource Guide for Businesses in the midst of concerns about COVID-19. Please follow the link here:

https://www.sbvcds.org/menus/edc-business-resource-guide.html

We are here to serve you. Give us a call should you have any questions.

All the best,

Your SBVCDS Team

 

Mon, March 16th, 2020 - Important Announcement from our SBVCDS President

My friends and colleagues,

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, your SBVCDS Board is ready to support our membership by relaying pertinent information and providing a method for doctors and staff to communicate ideas and support each other through this crisis.

The California Dental Association is recommending that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental care for the next 14 days. This is a recommendation, not a mandate, intended to provide guidance during times of crisis. Many other healthcare provider associations have come out with statements to their members to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Italy, Spain, France, and UK all have reported record deaths in past 24 hours making the Europe the new epicenter. We are taking drastic measures across our country and here in California based on these trends and other observations. I am hopeful that we will not see what we are witnessing in Europe, but as healthcare providers we must lead the way and prepare for such events proactively. 

The CDA’s Web site is an excellent resource for everyone in our industry: https://www.cda.org/covid-19. There you can get additional information about the CDA’s strong recommendation that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or nonurgent dental care for the next 14 days. As always, it is expected that dentists will continue to be available as needed for emergency care and services. They have also created FAQs on the following topics:

  • Dental Office Closures
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Screening
  • Patient Treatment
  • Employees and Sick Leave

Please take time to view these links for helpful information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html

https://www.cda.org/covid-19

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

We are all in this storm together and I am confident that our robust response today will result in better outcome in the near future. We will do our best to keep you informed with new updates and information. Please don’t hesitate to call with your questions and concerns.

Sincerely,

Hessam Siavash, DDS, MD, PhD

and your SBVCDS Team