We are here for you with COVID-19 Resources, Webinars, Alerts

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

Harbor Dental Society wants to reassure you that you are not alone and we are here to help guide you through these unprecedented times, including members who are practice owners with staff, members managing business and student loans, members who just bought a practice, joined a practice as an associate, just graduated and in job search mode, life members who want to consider selling a practice, and our retired members and yet to be members. Thank you for being our valued members! 

Here are trusted resources available to help navigate and take the next steps to move forward successfully. Please reach out to the Harbor office if you have questions, 562.595.6303, or email Harbor's Executive Director email: Kristin@HarborDentalSociety.org and Janet@HarborDentalSociety.org.  Harbor has been organizing timely Live Town Hall Webinars so please check your emails on a regular basis for the invitations.  

Please continue to visit Harbor's Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/HarborDentalSociety along with the ADA.org/virus, as COVID-19 updates are being added daily. Visit cda.org/covid19 for the most up-to-date resources to help you navigate your dental practice, dental staff, patients, and community efforts.

Upward together!

Quick Links to Resources

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - downloadable resources

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Dentistry  4/7/2020

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

California Dental Association (CDA)

American Dental Association (ADA) 

EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Health care personnel mask shortage


Business Resources For California Dental Practice Owners

Stay current with important CA public health advisories and information concerning COVID-19 Infection:
California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance for Dentistry  4/7/2020



The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is working around the clock to ensure that all Californians have the most up-to-date information and resources to provide to businesses during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at all times. Please use the GO-Biz site for the latest guidance: https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/. Additionally, you can find more health information and state guidance by clicking this resource page: https://covid19.ca.gov/.

DOL issues Poster for FFCRA and more FAQs

Posted on March 25, 2020 | source: https://calemploymentlawblog.com/

The DOL published a poster for employers to use regarding the FFCRA – a link is here that you can use to print out and post.

The DOL also issued guidance / FAQs about the notice.


DOL’s Guidance on Federal Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA

Posted on March 25, 2020 |source: https://calemploymentlawblog.com/

The DOL issued some Facts Sheets for employees and employers regarding FFCRA. They also published some FAQs. Hopefully, we’ll get more guidance . . but here is an initial round.

OF NOTE – the DOL says the FFCRA is effective April 1 in the guidance.


COVID-19 Updates to Keep you in the Know

Harbor Dental Society is doing our best to keep on top of the ever-changing information related to Covid-19. Please continue to refer to the following sites for the latest information for members.

In order to keep information clear and concise please refer to following sites and links for detailed information.

Practice Closure Recommendations

Legislative Response

Employee /Staffing Related Issues and Concerns

Infection Control and OSHA Concerns

Tax Relief and Financial Resources

We encourage members to follow the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief page and the SBA Coronavirus Loan Resources page, as well as consult with your tax professional or financial advisor.

  • SBA Page  (NEW – updated information on EIDL Loans – loan forgiveness is based on $1000 per employee to a maximum of $10,000)
  • SBA Lender Locator Tool - Trying to find a lender for SBA loans/PPP loan? This tool helps members find a lender closest to them.
  • NEW ADA’S SBA RESOURCE CENTER Small Business Administration Loan information and resources for dentists- Understanding the Options for Dentist Owners
  • Eide Bailly has developed a Small Business Administration Loan Application Document Checklist to assist dentists with gathering the necessary filing documentation. Click here to download the checklist.
  • The California Franchise Tax Board has extended state tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15. Federal taxes also don’t have to be filed until July 15.
  • EIDEBailly Informative weekly podcasts for dental practices, hosted by Art Wiederman, Dental CPA.

Helpful Links

CDA Information:

CDA Presents Cancelled

California Dental Association cancelled CDA Presents, scheduled for May in Anaheim, in accordance with public health guidance on coronavirus. Details about registration refunds and other convention information can be found here.


TDSC – The Dentist Supply Company

TDIC – The Dentist Insurance Company

TDIC – What Policyholders Need to Know


COVID-19 News

Gov. Newsom on CA response to COVID-19

Workers who face greatest COVID-19 risk (NYT)

Resources for Healthcare Facilities (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Large events and mass gatherings guidance (CDC)

Risk Assessment (CDC)

Travel Notices (CDC)

CA Dept. of Public Health

State officials announce release of N95 masks to address shortages

22 million Californians eligible for medically necessary COVID-19 testing



Guidelines for Patient Screening (CDC)

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations (CDC)

‘Stop the Spread of Germs’ Poster


Donation Portal for S. California Hospitals in need of PPE

A surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is straining the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals across the country. The purpose of this site is to help connect hospitals and healthcare professionals with their local communities. Let's do our part to provide our healthcare professionals the equipment they need to fight COVID-19.



How to help those in need

California Volunteer Information re: Covid19 opportunities

Contact Information

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