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

State-by state 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

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Preparing for Second (and Third) Waves

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

Return to Practice Not Really a ‘Return to Normal’

AAOMS Tips for Patient Communication during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peer-to-peer Perspectives in the COVID-19 Era

Sedation for Emergency Extractions

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

AAOMS Telehealth Resources

Telehealth Protocol Checklist

Coding and Billing Guidance

COVID-19 Coding and Billing Interim Guidance
Payer Coverage and Reimbursement
Provider Assistance
Definition of Urgent and Non-Urgent Services

AAOMS Statements

State and Federal Updates

AAOMS Advocacy

Complimentary Continuing Education

Faculty and Residents

Updates on AAOMS Programs and Offers

AAOMS Advantage Partner Updates and Offers

Complimentary antivirus software available

Financial Relief Assistance Resources

CARES Act Information

U.S. Treasury Department – COVID-19 Information for Small Businesses

Business Financial Relief Information

PPP Flexibility Act At-a-Glance

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

U.S. Small Business Administration – COVID-19 Guidance/Resources

IRS – COVID-19 Tax Relief Information

U.S. Department of Labor – COVID-19 Guidance/Resources

U.S. Department of Labor – Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers and Webinar PDF

Student Loans

U.S. Education Department – FAQs on COVID-19 Student Loan Relief

Government Agency Updates and Resources


General COVID-19 Information

News from Health Organizations