COVID-19 UPDATE
At this moment Dentistry is still considered an essential business for emergency and urgent dental treatments only, in all areas of New York. Dental offices should not plan to reopen for other services until we receive clearance from the state.
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2020 Ninth Officers

2020 Ninth District Dental Association Executive Committee

Chris Cuomo 2020

2020 Ninth District President

Dr. Christopher Cuomo

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2020 is here!

Kick off the new year by renewing your membership. Stay connected and continue to take advantage of all the benefits offered each year.

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TDSC & NYSDA

NYSDA is partnering with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to offer members a new, easy to use way to shop for dental supplies.

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ADA Mask Guidance

Rely on ADA guidance.

Check out ADA resources to help dentists select PPE for their office and follow best practices for use and reuse of N95 masks.

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Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.


COVID-19 Resources

Artificial Intelligence:  Current State in Medicine & Implications for Dentistry

Presented by Brandon Veremis, D.D.S.​

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:00pm

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To: Ninth District members
 
The Ninth District Dental Association Board of Governors regretfully announces the cancellation of our Wednesday, May 20, 2020 General Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but trust you will understand this decision has been made with an abundance of caution, and in the interest of public health to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
 
We look forward to seeing you at our two remaining 2020 General Meetings:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.
 
Please note, our Frills and Drills - Celebrating Women in Dentistry social has been postponed to the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Saltaire in Port Chester.
 
We encourage everyone to follow the recommended safety precautions at the CDC’s website.
 
Thank you for your continuing support of the Ninth District Dental Association and we look forward to seeing you September 16th at our General Meeting!
 
Stay Safe and Healthy.
 
Regards,
Stephan Cancian
Executive Director

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Latest News From The Ninth District

NYSDA Provides Clarity and Resources Regarding N95 Mask and Other Pertinent Information

OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard (and other health standards that require respiratory protection) for all workers,

NY STATE HAS WAIVED FIT TESTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

Our previous memoranda, Temporary Enforcement Guidance - Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak, issued on March 14, 2020, and Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, issued on April 3, 2020, provided temporary guidance for 29 CFR § 1910.134, regarding required annual fit testing of HCP and use of respirators beyond their manufacturer’s recommended shelf life, respectively.[1] This memorandum provides additional guidance on enforcing OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard (and other health standards that require respiratory protection) for all workers, including HCP.  In light of the essential need for adequate supplies of respirators, this memorandum will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice. This guidance is intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis. Please frequently check OSHA’s webpage at www.osha.gov/coronavirus for updates.

The link below will take you to the ADA’s “Conducting Respiratory Fit Tests and Seal Checks” on their website.: https://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/Conducting_Respirator_Fit_Tests_And_Seal_Checks.pdf?utm_source=cpsorg&utm_medium=covid-main-lp&utm_content=cv-n95-respirator-fit-tests-and-seal-checks&utm_campaign=covid-19Here is some further info:

You may also reach out to your county’s Department of Health for further information:

            Dutchess:      845-486-3400

            Orange:          845-291-2332

            Putnam:         845-808-1390

            Rockland:      845-364-2512

            Westchester: 914-813-5000

 

The ADA released a guide on coding and billing for protective personal equipment. This guide includes information includes responses to frequently asked questions, especially as they relate to charges for PPE when participating with third-party payment programs. Some third-party payers are launching programs to provide financial support for dental offices to support the increased cost of PPE. A tracking sheet of payer policies is included in the guide. For questions about billing and coding, contact dentalbenefits@ada.org.

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