COVID-19 Resource Links

Please see summaries and links that have been recently added to the AAOMS COVID-19 Resources. See also links to the infections control webinar and Telehealth page.

PPE RESOURCES

HampMED
Hamp Bailey
https://hampmed.com/
404-254-0718

Pro Med Sales
Rod Uribe
https://www.omssupply.com/
678-714-5341

Gem Supply (disinfectant and cleaning supplies)
gemsupply.net

Gown Laundry Service
Due to the shortage of gowns, ImageFirst has started servicing the dental profession and are offering 4 different options for your practice.

Dental Program Offerings (pdf)

Order Washable Medical Gowns

Pro Med Sales has secured a supply of washable medical gowns for our OMS members and are ready to take your orders.

Please call Pro Med Sales at 678-714-5341 or download and fill out the order form and return.

For more information about the medical gowns, click here for a spec sheet.

Thank you to Pro Med Sales and ImageFirst for making this happen.

 


OTHER RESOURCES

The Health Care Group – publisher of some AAOMS practice management publications – has teamed up with Health Care Law Associates to develop a summary of significant COVID-19 legal developments related to OMS practices. COVID-19 Resource for OMS Practice Owners, Associates and Managers (pdf) is being offered at no cost to AAOMS members. The guide covers mandated paid time off, paycheck protection program under the CARES Act, benefit plans relief and the CMS accelerated and advance payments program.


The SBA Webinars are now available:


 The Infection Control Webinar also remains active:


Updated Telehealth Resources At-a-Glance

  • With the COVID-19 outbreak, CMS and states are working to eliminate barriers to telehealth use – including telephone or “virtual” evaluations and/or treatment advice – to help patients access care remotely and reduce the strain on hospitals and clinics. AAOMS has assembled a new webpage – Telehealth Resources – with details and links that will be updated when new information becomes available. In addition, AAOMS published AAOMS White Paper: Telehealth and Remote Treatment in January (pdf).

Update: Procedures for Opening Practices for Elective Procedures

Gov. Ron Desantis announced his Phase 1 outline for our state to begin it’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The FSOMS is grateful for the many leaders in our industry and specialty who have worked along side the Governor in helping develop this plan. In particular the FDA has been instrumental in ensuring the concerns of our entire dental community have been heard and addressed. As a component of this plan elective surgical procedures including dentistry may resume on May 4 statewide — including Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

Download Executive Order Number 20-112 (pdf)

http://messaging.floridadental.org/q/12EJ8NsIkgDMzhQkZuUFd5lD/wv

The FSOMS recognizes the many challenges ahead as we continue to combat the Covid-19 threat as we resume patient care. It’s important to recognize the significant concerns that continue to exist and we must remain diligent in our approach to continue to protect or patients, staff and communities. The ADA has developed a Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit which I encourage everyone to review in detail in order to best prepare for a safe return to business.

The FSOMS will continue to monitor the recovery of our state and nation and provide updates regarding any impact or recommendations for safe practice as we move forward. Thanks again to everyone involved in this process as we cautiously resume the safe and necessary care of our patients.

Chad Marshall, DMD, MD
FSOMS President

Florida’s Taskforce for Recovery Report (pdf)

COVID-19 Resources for OMS Practices

Please see summaries and links that have been recently added to the AAOMS COVID-19 Resources. See also links to the infections control webinar and Telehealth page.


The Health Care Group – publisher of some AAOMS practice management publications – has teamed up with Health Care Law Associates to develop a summary of significant COVID-19 legal developments related to OMS practices. COVID-19 Resource for OMS Practice Owners, Associates and Managers (pdf) is being offered at no cost to AAOMS members. The guide covers mandated paid time off, paycheck protection program under the CARES Act, benefit plans relief and the CMS accelerated and advance payments program.


The SBA Webinars are now available:


 The Infection Control Webinar also remains active:


Updated Telehealth Resources At-a-Glance

  • With the COVID-19 outbreak, CMS and states are working to eliminate barriers to telehealth use – including telephone or “virtual” evaluations and/or treatment advice – to help patients access care remotely and reduce the strain on hospitals and clinics. AAOMS has assembled a new webpage – Telehealth Resources – with details and links that will be updated when new information becomes available. In addition, AAOMS published AAOMS White Paper: Telehealth and Remote Treatment in January (pdf).

Small Business Administration Clarifies Rule with ADA

Many of you have asked, and we have an answer: Dentists indeed are eligible for both the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Late last week the Small Business Administration issued an interim rule that lacked clarity regarding the ability of small business entities, including many dental practices, to apply for and utilize both the EIDL and PPP loans.

ADA staff immediately reached out to SBA and the Department of Treasury, as well as our friends on Capitol Hill, to express our concerns. Since we did not receive a satisfactory response from SBA and Treasury, we then sent out a call to action through our grassroots system requesting that our dentist members contact Treasury and SBA to voice our concerns. Those messages were also sent to our Congressional representatives, many of whom called ADA staff personally to express support for our efforts.

Thank you to those who heeded that call to action. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do that.

As a result of these efforts, we are happy to report that our ADA Washington Office received a call this morning from the Small Business Administration indicating that eligible entities can apply for and receive both the EIDL loan and PPP loan regardless of when the entity received their EIDL loan dollars. We expect written confirmation to follow.

For those of you who responded so quickly by sending an email to your Congressional representatives, you may click here to send them a note of thanks for taking our weekend request into consideration.

Through our collective efforts, we were able to achieve the best outcome for our profession. Please know that the ADA will continue to advocate for our dentist members and their patients so that we can get through these tough times.

Stay well,

Chad P. Gehani, DDS
President

Suppliers with Masks/PPE items

Please contact the following suppliers if you need N-95 masks and other PPE:

HampMed

https://hampmed.com
404-254-0718

Pro Med Sales

Rob Uribe
https://www.omssupply.com

678-714-5341

Gem Supply
COVID 19 Disinfectant and cleaning supplies, latex gloves (please note available qty.) and toilet paper

https://catalog.gemsupply.net

This Florida-based company will drop ship supplies directly to your address.

Summer Meeting 2020

July 9 – 12, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton,
St. Augustine, FL

Program Changes for FSOMS Summer Meeting

Airway Management After Medical Emergencies: The Florida Board of Dentistry recently changed their anesthesia rules. They did away with the two separate courses which were required every other biennium. Now there is only one required course and it is medical emergencies/airway management that is due every biennium. Our Course: “Airway Management After Medical Emergencies” meets this requirement.

 

The program for our July 10-12 meeting in St. Augustine has changed. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Block had to cancel so we have developed a new program that presents all our required courses in one weekend. We have rescheduled ACLS and BLS recertification to Saturday and added PALS certification on Sunday. Additionally, Dr. Andrew Herlich will present Airway Management after Medical Emergencies and include the latest information on COVID-19 and your practice.

Also, beginning at 4pm on Friday we have scheduled an open meeting with our Board for all attendees to discuss experiences with practice recovery. This will a time to ask your questions and hear how others have recovered.

All courses are included in the $450.00 registration fee, as well as two receptions, two breakfasts, breaks, and lunch for you and your spouse.

The Embassy Suites Oceanfront has also stepped up their sanitation and cleaning protocols and have developed a safe environment for all guests.

RESERVE HOTEL ROOM

To reserve your hotel room, click here: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/U/USTBOES-FAA-20200708/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

MEETING REGISTRATION

To register for the meeting click here:

https://www.123signup.com/register?id=rnmjd

BROCHURE

More information is included in the brochure, download here.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Augustine.

Chad Marshall, DMD, MD
President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Meeting 2020

SAVE THE DATE

October 23 – 25, 2020
Marriott Tampa Water Street

Summer Meeting 2021

July 15-18, 2021
Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel
Universal
Orlando, FL

 

 

Annual Meeting 2021

Nov. 5-7, 2021
Eau Palm Beach
Manalapan, FL

2020 FSOMS Legislative Session Report

The following is a review of the 2020 legislative session prepared by our incomparable lobbying team from Gray Robinson – Mike Huey, Todd Stiebly and Jessica Love.


The Legislature adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, March 19, after voting on the 2020-2021 fiscal year spending plan. In the wake of budget uncertainties and the unknown fiscal impacts of coronavirus, lawmakers were forced to extend the regularly scheduled Session by one additional week in order to give themselves time to craft the budget and provide legislators the mandatory 72-hour review period, as required by the State Constitution. Governor DeSantis wields line-item veto power, meaning he can remove individual appropriations from the budget, and the prospect of major cuts seems more likely as the state continues to suffer blows to its tourism-dependent economy as a result of COVID-19.

Although the fall legislative committee weeks leading up to Session resulted in multiple meeting cancellations and very little progress in terms of policy legislation being heard and passed, the Legislature did tackle multiple recurring issues this session, including scope expansion for
advanced practice registered nurses, teacher salary increases, state worker pay raises, comprehensive water quality legislation and full funding for affordable housing trust funds, which historically have been swept to help pay for other areas of the budget. In total, 3,578 bills were filed for consideration during the 2020 Session, but only 210 made it across the finish line – representing just under 6% of all bills filed.

Download the Review of the 2020 Legislative Session