ADA and IDA Resources on COVID-19

ADA and IDA Resources on COVID-19

Below is a list of helpful links and materials that are regularly updated as new information is received. Dentists will find the FAQs in particular very helpful. In addition, if you have a question that is not addressed in the FAQs, the ADA encourages you to submit it to dentalpractice@ada.org. The ADA will respond as soon as possible. Not only does this help you get your questions answered quickly, it helps the ADA track questions and respond the issues most important to members.

 

Providing crucial information for you and your practice is part of the value of your tripartite membership. Please know that the IDA and ADA are walking with you during this national challenge.

 

Telemedicine Now Offered for Free for IDA Insurance Trust Members

The IDA Insurance Trust has decided to expand the services available through LiveHealth Online for the next 90 days. All services will be available through LiveHealth Online at no cost until June 15, 2020. The Trustees understand the enormity of the current issue and want to help Trust participants and their families.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, if you’re showing symptoms of a cold or another minor medical issue, you have the option to access a medical professional from your smartphone or computer. Click here for instructions on how to access the system.

Special Notice for IDA Insurance Trust Members

The IDA Insurance Trust is working to keep you safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we have decided to offer testing for COVID-19 at no cost to our participants and family members covered under the medical plan.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and require medical treatment, the standard terms and conditions of the medical plan will apply.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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    Posted at 07:52h, 17 March

    […] Posted at 07:52h in IDA News by Indiana Dental Association 0 Comments 0 Likes Tuesday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. EST Thirty minutes before the IDA Board of Trustees Monday evening web conference to discuss a recommended response to COVID-19, the ADA issued a nationwide recommendation for dentists to postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Shortly after its meeting began, the IDA Board unanimously voted to support the ADA recommendations. “We were closely monitoring the recommendations of the ADA and CDC,” explained IDA President Dr. Steve Ellinwood. “We were also aware that circumstances were changing rapidly and felt it best to assemble to Board of Trustees to evaluate our recommendations to members. Shortly before our meeting began, the ADA issued its call to postpone elective procedures. It made our job much easier. After a brief discussion, the Board unanimously voted to support the ADA’s recommendations.” Executive Director Doug Bush noted that IDA was not alone. “A number of state dental associations had leadership meetings over the weekend or on Monday. Most of them adopted recommendations substantially equivalent to those of the ADA.” ADA President Dr. Chad P. Gehani issued a statement for dentists this weekend: “In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.” The IDA will continue to monitor developments, including recommendations specifically for dentistry that are being adopted by the CDC. For additional resources and regular updates, visit our COVID-19 resource page. […]

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