May 19, 2020 | Issue 46
Strategies to Help Practices Recover from the COVID-19 Crisis
Learn 20 high-value strategies that will allow practices to recover faster and better. Offices that put the correct key strategies in place early and understand how to plan for the next stage will be the most successful. Join ADA for the 20 High-Value Strategies to Help Practices Recover from the COVID-19 Crisis webinar today at 1:00 PM to:

  • Discuss the three stages of the COVID-19 crisis and how it applies to dental offices.
  • Explain high-value strategies that allow for faster and deeper recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Outline the recovery timeline from COVID-19 and how high-value strategies can be applied in each of the phases of the timeline to maximize recovery speed.
Role of Aerosol and COVID-19
Many Iowa dental offices are in the process of opening their doors for the first time in two months to non-emergent patients. Concerns have been raised by dentists, staff, and patients about the safety of certain dental procedures, especially those that produce aerosols, during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. ADA has a new on-demand webinar: The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry. This webinar recorded on May 14:

  • Examines the evidence on the source of virus transmission via aerosol and implications to dental offices.
  • Examines the evidence that supports the use of several aerosol reduction and mitigation methods.
  • Explores the science behind selecting the appropriate PPE based on level of risk and the ADA recommendations to return to work. 
IEDA Survey to Assess the Impact of COVID-19
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is requesting assistance in determining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa. They have developed a survey to assess how businesses, including dental offices, are handling the current crisis. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 22 at 5:00 PM. 
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Finding a Match
Almost a year ago the ADA launched ADA Practice Transitions (ADAPT), a program available in several states, including Iowa, to match practice buyers with sellers or associates with associateships. Read about the journey of a successful ADAPT program match. Dr. Kristen Sciolino wanted to practice in a small town in Maine where she and her family could put down roots, stating she “wanted to find a practice and a provider who meshed with how I want to practice.” Dr. Joe Thibodeau wanted to slow down and eventually sell his practice in Lincoln, Maine, population 5,200. After a couple of years working with a brokerage firm to sell, he did not have one dentist interested in his practice and decided to join the ADAPT program, where he matched with Dr. Sciolino. The two have now entered into an associate to owner agreement that allows both to achieve their goals.