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We’re back with infection control and prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, to dig into the ADA’s Return to Work Toolkit released earlier this week.

As some of you get ready to reopen in the coming days, Dorst breaks down how orthodontic practices should implement the ADA’s guidelines. She walks us, step by step, through welcoming back the patient, including how to ease patient anxiety while making them aware of the new appointment flow and safety precautions your practice is taking. And she provides an overview of what the reception room should look like as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Meanwhile, Dorst talks us through how ortho practices should adapt and implement the ADA’s guidance on the in-office registration process and chairside checklist. She also dives into how practices should manage PPE—who should have what when and how to make sure your masks are properly fitted. OP