COVID-19 Updates


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COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC issued on March 8 new guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. AAOMS is not amending its practice recommendations at this time regarding treating vaccinated patients compared to unvaccinated patients. Please view the CDC resources below for further information.


Vaccine information

Vaccine FAQs

AAOMS Practice Guidance, Protocols and Resources

Guidance and Protocols

FAQs: COVID-19 Guidance for OMSs

COVID-19 Plan Required under the ETS

Checklist of Training Required to Meet OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS

Understanding contact, exposure and infection

PPE Burn Rate Calculator

Establishing a Practical and Safe Respiratory Protection Program in the OMS Office

Intraoral vs. Extraoral Suction Devices

The Health Care Group COVID-19 Resource for OMS Practice Owners, Associates and Managers

Air Management for the OMS during the COVID-19 Pandemic

SARS-CoV-2 Testing

UV Light and its Applications

SARS-CoV-2 Viability and Surface Disinfection

AAOMS Tips for Patient Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAOMS Sample Practice Resources

Sample Hygiene Protocol Employee Notification and Agreement

Sample Staff/Patient Conversations Related to Elective OMS Procedures

Sample Referral Letter for Preparing for Return to Practice

Sample Referral Tele-letter

Sample COVID-19 Office Policies

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Resources

Strategies for PPE Reuse, Decontamination and Optimization

FDA Information on N95 masks

CDC NIOSH – PPE Sequence and Disposable Respirator Instructions (English) and Spanish

CDC – Crisis Standards of Care Decontamination Recommendations

Telehealth / Telemedicine

Telehealth Protocol Checklist

Coding and Billing Guidance

COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance

State and Federal Updates

AAOMS Advocacy

Faculty and Residents

Updates on AAOMS Programs and Offers

Financial Relief Assistance Resources

Government Agency Updates and Resources


General COVID-19 Information