To WLADS Members and Friends,

Thank you to the hundreds of members who participated on our webinar earlier this week with Anthony Zaller sharing Information For Employers During Coronavirus. The recording can be viewed here. In addition, the two handouts that Mr. Zaller referenced are his presentation and the Termination Checklist.

While we are all working to navigate through this challenging time in our personal and professional lives, WLADS will continue to share information that we collect from reliable sources. If you have additional questions, please reply to this e-mail or contact execdir@westernlads.org. We will do our very best to get answers for you.

Thank you, be healthy and stay safe,
David Downs, DDS
WLADS Board President

Small Business Guidance and Loans
– Mayor Garcetti announced an economic relief package for small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus
– SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
– SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Guidance & Loan Resources
– Jewish Free Loan AssociationCenter for Disease Control & Prevention – Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 ResponseTax Filing Deadline Information
– The IRS has moved the national income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. IRS, State Tax Board Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency MeasureLos Angeles County COVID-19 Dashboard
– The site includes the latest county information as well as dashboards for Case Count, Emergency Proclamations, Parks and Recreation Closures and School Closures.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources
– Department of Mental Health
– ADA Health and Wellness Program Directory
– ADA: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Stress Webinar
– ADA: Mindfulness Techniques to Help You Reduce Stress  Videos
– U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Managing Stress and Anxiety
– National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Information and Resources

  • Dentists can register to help with state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Health care providers will be challenged to meet the needs of millions of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, with active cases expected to surpass the medical capability of the state to respond within its normal workforce. Dentists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and sterile surgical techniques, are invaluable to the health care worker capacity necessary to meet this need. Dentists may register now at the state of California’s Disaster Healthcare Volunteers website. California developed this process in recognition of the need to have a list of pre-credentialed licensed health care volunteers who can be deployed without interruption to assist with critical emergency care needs.·CDA General Updates·CDA COVID-19 Webinar Series·Coronavirus Response Act takes effect April 2, expands FMLA and paid sick leave requirements. Additional information can be found here.
  • On March 18,2020, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued an all-plan letter instructing health plans to take immediate steps to allow people to obtain health care via telehealth when medically appropriate to do so. CDA’s recommendations can be found here.
  • CDA clarifies recommendations around “life threatening” dental emergencies. Full details can be found here.
Supply Donations

If you are able to donate much needed supplies to our local hospitals, please reply to this e-mail or contact execdir@westernlads.org and we will share a list of medical facilities that are collecting supplies including masks, face shields, gowns, gloves, ventilators and hand sanitizer.

Emergency Dental Service Availability

If you haven’t already done so, we kindly ask that you fill out this survey to let us know if you are open and which procedures (if any) you are doing. This information is for WLADS office staff only and will be used as a resource only.

CDA Practice Support is available at 800.232.7645 but is experiencing a significant increase in calls, so wait times may be longer than usual. CDA can also be contacted via e-mail at contactcda@cda.orgCDA Practice Support analysts and TDIC Risk Management analysts continue to field thousands of calls from members who are concerned about their practices, employees and patients’ care.
You can also see WLADS updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as our Web site.We encourage you to continue to check reliable sources for the latest information:

WLADS Upcoming Events – please continue to check our Web site for the latest information on dates and locations.

If you have any questions, please contact WLADS at (310) 349-2199.