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American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits and Practice Institute, Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality. 2020. COVID-19 coding and billing interim guidance: Virtual visits. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits and Practice Institute, Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality, 18 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help dental offices navigate issues related to coding and billing for virtual appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses coding for a variety of services, provides sample coding scenarios, and offers answers to frequently asked questions. HIPAA and telecommunication technology are also addressed. A checklist of considerations for practices in providing virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic is included, along with sample language for informed consent forms for virtual services, tips for performing virtual evaluations, and billing policies by payer.

Contact: American Dental Association, Council on Dental Benefits, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (800) 621-8099 Secondary Telephone: 312-440-2500 Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Spanlsh language materials, Virus diseases

American Dental Association. 2020. Interim mask and face shield guidelines. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1 p.

Annotation: These guidelines for oral health professionals provide information about wearing masks and face shields while treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about risk of infection isprovided, and a discussion of three mask types—N95,N95 equivalent, and surgical—is included. An illustration of each type of mask is also included.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

Porembski P, Cuny E, Eklund K. 2020. What about flossing and brushing? Are there recommendations on how to do that more safely?. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association and Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, 1 video (1 min.)

Annotation: This video provides information on how to brush and floss teeth safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations include not sharing toothbrushes or floss containers and routinely changing toothbrushes. Resources for additional information are provided.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: info@ada.org Web Site: http://www.ada.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

American Dental Hygienists' Association. 2020. ADHA interim guidance on returning to work. Chicago, IL: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 15 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines for dental hygienists provide information on returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include COVID-19 testing before opening a dental office, work environment, patient preparation, special considerations for providing dental hygiene care, personal protective equipment (PPE), donning and doffing PPE, and disinfection. For each section, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance is included. A COVID-19 patient screening questionnaire and a dental hygienist readiness to return to work questionnaire are also included.

Contact: American Dental Hygienists' Association, 444 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611, Telephone: (312) 440-8900 Fax: (312) 440-1806 Web Site: http://www.adha.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Framework for healthcare systems providing non-COVID-19 clinical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This framework provides health care systems with information about delivering health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides key considerations for health care delivery, including care for dental emergencies, with links to additional information. A table that lays out a system for delivering health care by potential for patient harm and degree of community transmission, including examples, is provided.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Guidance for dental settings: Interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This guidance discusses infection prevention and control for oral health settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include patient management, facility considerations, equipment considerations, administrative control and work practices, and engineering controls. Additional topics include hygiene, universal source controls, using personal protective equipment, sterilizing and disinfection, considerations for additional precautions or strategies for treating patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, considerations for use of test-based strategies to inform patient care, monitoring and managing staff, and education and training.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases. 2020. Interim infection prevention and control recommendations for patients with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in healthcare settings. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 item.

Annotation: This guidance provides infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations for health care workers, including oral health care workers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides background and discusses routine IPC during the pandemic and IPC practices when caring for a patient with confirmed COVID-19 infection. Information about airborne infection, isolation rooms, respirators, and face masks is included, along with a list of definitions.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Virus diseases

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2020. Non-emergent, elective medical services, and treatment recommendations. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: These recommendations discuss health services that can be deferred, such as non-emergent, elective, and preventive health services for patients, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following considerations for providing care are offered: ability to implement telehealth, virtual check-ins, and/or remote monitoring; personal protective equipment availability; staffing availability; medical office/ambulatory service location capacity; community testing capability; health and age of each individual and their risk for severe disease resulting from COVID-19 infection; and urgency of treatment or service.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 2020. Dentistry workers and employers. Washington, DC: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1 item.

Annotation: This guidance for dental office staff is intended to help prevent COVID-19 transmission. It addresses the following topics: elimination, engineering controls, administrative controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Flexibility related to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) PPE requirements and prioritization of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed, along with differences between OSHA prevention guidance and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Contact: U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-3647, Washington, DC 20210, Telephone: (202) 523-1452 Fax: Web Site: http://www.osha.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Health care delivery, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Protocols, Safety, Virus diseases

McMillen Health. 2020. Toothbrushing and COVID-19. Fort Wayne, IN: McMillen Health, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for consumers provides information about caring for young children’s mouths and teeth at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, when they may not be brushing at school owing to safety concerns. The fact sheet includes information about the importance of brushing at home; the importance of baby teeth; and things parents can do to keep children healthy, such as giving milk and water between meals only and visiting the dentist twice a year. The fact sheet is written in English and in Spanish.

Contact: McMillen Health, 600 Jim Kelley Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46816, Telephone: (888) 240-7268 Secondary Telephone: (260) 456-4511 Web Site: http://mcmillenhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Virus diseases, Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Spanish language materials

Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention. 2020. Best practices for infection control in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Annapolis, MD: Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, 21 pp.

Annotation: These best practices are a compilation of regulations, guidance, and practice tips related to infection control in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Part I discusses preparing the dental clinic before patient appointments. Part 2 discusses delivering safe patient care. Selected topics included policies and procedures, dental team preparation and screening, dental operatory procedures for patient care, personal protective equipment, and infection control. A checklist for preparing the dental clinic for patients and staff is included.

Contact: Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, P.O. Box 6297, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401, Telephone: (410) 571-0003 Secondary Telephone: (800) 298-6727 Fax: (410) 571-0028 E-mail: office@OSAP.org Web Site: http://www.osap.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infection control, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Regulations, Virus diseases

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2020. HHS initiatives to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 4 pp.

Annotation: [This fact sheet is focused on the immediate steps the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken to address the disparate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. Topics include (1) improving understanding of COVID-19's impact on minorities through data collection and reporting by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2) making testing and treatment more accessible and affordable through funding and regulations, (3) providing tailored guidance for those most at risk, (4); expanding telehealth options to ensure access to needed care, and (5) strengthening outreach and effective communication on COVID-19 to minority communities.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-0257 Secondary Telephone: (877) 696-6775 Web Site: http://www.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Federal initiatives, Infectious diseases, Minority groups, Prevention programs, Virus diseases

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 2020. Talking to parents about the COVID-19 pandemic. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2 pp.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about children’s oral health care during COVID-19. Topics include how COVID-19 has impacted dental offices, what constitutes a dental emergency, whether going to dental visits will be safe, what will be different about visiting the dentist, how to keep a child’s teeth healthy at home, how to prepare children for visiting the dentist, and whether it is necessary to bring a child to the dentist for regular preventive visits.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Fax: (312) 337-6329 Web Site: http://www.aapd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Prevention, Safety, Virus diseases

National Association of School Nurses and Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2020. Considerations for school nurses in return to school: Dental screening. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 4 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a summary of resources that school nurses can consult as they consider when and whether to go back to school and, once back, whether to conduct oral health screenings. It provides background about tooth decay during childhood and about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of oral health care. Also discussed are identification of children who need oral health care, communication, and infection-control measures.

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: nasn@nasn.org Web Site: http://www.nasn.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Prevention, School health, School nurses, Screening tests, Virus Diseases

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2020. School nurses: The key to good oral health during COVID-19. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 1 p.

Annotation: This infographic provides information to help school nurses ensure that children get the oral health care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides information about the problems that tooth decay in childhood cause and includes instructions on how to conduct verbal assessments and oral health screenings. Information about the personal protective equipment required to safely conduct oral health screenings is included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Prevention, School health, School nurses, Screening tests, Virus diseases

National Association of Community Health Centers and DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. 2020. Oral health value-based care: The federally qualified health center (FQHC) story. Boston, MA: National Association of Community Health Centers and DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 20 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides information about a series of analyses conducted to explore oral health outcomes in federally qualified health center (FQHC) populations vs. non-FQHC populations. Topics include FQHCs and the safety net system, care innovations in FQHCs, FQHCs as a conduit for value-based payment transformation, methods, analyses results, and the impact of COVID-19 on FQHCs. Questions about how FQHCs can adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed, and key findings are included.

Contact: National Association of Community Health Centers, 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 347-0400 Web Site: http://nachc.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Clinics, Disease transmission, Health services, Infectious diseases, Low income groups, Oral health, Virus diseases

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Coronavirus disease and oral health: Information for parents about promoting good oral health at home. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about promoting good oral health at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the importance of and provides tips for serving healthy foods and drinks and promoting good oral hygiene habits to keep children’s mouths healthy during the pandemic and always. The handout is available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials., Consumer education materials, Dental hygiene, Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Virus diseases

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Coronavirus disease and oral health: Information for parents about visiting the dental office. Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 1 p.

Annotation: This handout provides information for parents about taking their child to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. It discusses the importance of getting oral health care for children. It also lists changes that dental offices may have made to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 to patients and parents. The handout is available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagolog, and Vietnamese. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Consumer education materials, Disease transmission, Health care utilization, Infectious diseases, Nutrition, Oral health, Spanish language materials, Virus diseases

San Francisco Department of Public Health. 2020. Summary, FAQ, and additional guidance for Health Directive 2020-09c: Required best practices for dental health care (upd.ed.). San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Department of Public Health, 12 pp. (Guidance)

Annotation: This directive provides guidance for oral health care in San Francisco, California, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements, physical distancing protocol checklists, and strategies to reduce COVID-19 transmission in oral health settings are included. The directive includes a summary and answers to frequently asked questions.

Contact: San Francisco Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street, Room 311, San Francisco, CA 94102, Telephone: (415) 554-2666 Fax: (415) 554-2665 E-mail: health.commission.dph@sfdph.org Web Site: http://www.sfdph.org/dph/default.asp Available from the website.

Keywords: City government, County government, Disease transmission, Guidelines, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Safety, Virus diseases

Kelly A, Thakkar Samtani M, Tranby E, Frantsve-Hawley J. 2020. Public health dental providers embrace COVID-19 related changesa: These providers are faster to anticipate and adjust to changes amid the pandemic.. Boston, MA: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, 7 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information from a survey about oral health professionals’ awareness of and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report discusses differences in responses of oral health professionals who work in federally qualified health centers and other public health settings and those who do not. Topics include oral health professionals’ attitudes and priorities, likelihood of embracing telehealth, and staffing challenges.

Contact: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, 465 Medford Street, Boston, MA 02129-1454, Telephone: (617) 886-1700 Web Site: https://www.carequest.org/ Available from the website. Document Number: DOI 10.35565/DQP.2020.2023.

Keywords: Disease transmission, Infectious diseases, Oral health, Public health, Service delivery, Telehealth, Virus diseases

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.