June 5, 2020 | Issue 58
Publication Notice
Today marks the 58th and final edition of the daily COVID-19 Update newsletter. We hope   you have found these daily updates to be helpful as you navigated the unexpected challenges that COVID-19 presented. Now that the majority of Iowa dental offices are open, IDA will be transitioning back to our members-only IDA Today e-newsletter distributed weekly on Tuesdays.

Looking ahead, there are several ways you may stay connected:

1.        Visit the IDA website – Keep up with online continuing education opportunities (earn up to 15 CEUs through IDA's on-demand courses!), events, and COVID-19 resources and guidelines. We will continue to update the COVID-19 websites as new information becomes available.

2.        Like or follow IDA on Facebook – The IDA Facebook page provides important news and updates as they happen. We will post all urgent announcements and important events on this page.

3.        Don’t hesitate to reach out – The IDA is available to address any ongoing questions or concerns you may have at 515.331.2298 or info@iowadental.org.
Thank you for following along these past few months as we have all navigated this new territory.
Learn the Latest Information on PPP and SBA Programs from Allen Schiff Today
Yesterday, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, modifying many of the initial guidelines of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Dental practice management expert Allen Schiff, CPA, CFE, will explain these changes, as well as other Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, including EIDL grants and loans, during his webinar today at 1:00 PM. This live webinar, “I Got a PPP Loan, Now What – Part 2,” is free and exclusive to IDA members. Get the answers to your questions during the Q&A session included in today’s webinar.

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Gown Vendors Available on IDA Website
The IDA is aware that Iowa dentists are struggling to obtain gowns. Gown vendors, as well as other PPE suppliers, are listed on the IDA website. Below are several vendors with gowns still in stock:

Free COVID-19 Testing Available Through Test Iowa
The Test Iowa initiative is now open to anyone wishing to be tested for COVID-19. These tests are available at multiple locations throughout the state for free. For more information about testing sites or to set up an appointment, visit the Test Iowa website or call 515.575.2131 or 844.844.1561.
Caries Management Using Non-restorative Procedures in Times of COVID-19 Webinar
IDA member Dr. Sara Stuefen will join cariology expert Dr. Marcelle Nascimento as presenters for an upcoming ADA webinar, Caries Management Using Non-restorative Procedures in Times of COVID-19. The webinar will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 11 and will:

  • Discuss evidence supporting non-restorative treatments for caries management
  • Review importance for patients and clinicians of adopting non-restorative procedures
  • Identify potential procedure coding and dental benefit implications
New Dentist Virtual Townhall
The IDA New Dentist Committee is hosting a members-only virtual townhall on Monday, June 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. This virtual townhall is an opportunity to ask questions of the IDA leadership and your peers regarding practice management, how to navigate COVID-19 related issues, etc. IDA Immediate Past President Dr. Ryan Stuntz will be moderating the townhall, and Drs. Sara Stuefen, Derek Peek, and Amy Geis have volunteered to act as panelists to assist in responding to questions.