Together, we’re one dental community

We’re proud to count you among this very special community of dental professionals. You can count on us to continue to advocate for you, your career and the path forward. We know you are working hard on the front lines – thank you for all that you are doing.

We’re stronger together - join us.

Mental Health

Our online guide to follow along with our Fall 2020 Newsletter article "Maintaining Mental Health in Stressful Times"

ADA 'respectfully yet strongly disagrees' with WHO guidance recommending delay of dental care

Response follows Board adoption of ad interim policy on dentistry as essential health care.
The American Dental Association released a statement Aug. 12 stating it "respectfully yet strongly disagrees" with the World Health Organization's interim guidance recommending that "routine" dental care be delayed in certain situations because of COVID-19.

Read the full article: ADA 'respectfully yet strongly disagrees' with WHO guidance recommending delay of dental care

ISDA COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Offices

  • Steps to Take if a Patient or Staff member Reports COVID-19 Exposure
  • Should I Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?
  • ADA COVID-19 Hazard Assessment & Return to Work Toolkits
  • ADA Patient Toolkit: What to Expect At Your Next Dental Visit
  • CDC guidance for dental offices (updated)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
  • Emergency or Non Emergency?
  • Additional COVID Information & Resources

Financial Resources 

  • Provider Relief Fund
  • Rebound Cash Grants
  • Federal Disaster Loans
  • SBA Loans for Dentist
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Annual Session 2020 Cancellation

The ISDA has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Session. While we had a strong line up of speakers and a lot of interest prior to mid-March, we are not able to hold the session on our scheduled dates in June due to state mandates on size of gatherings, nor do we anticipate that practices will have the financial capability to lose an additional two days of education this summer for the dentists and their teams.

For those who had already registered:

  • Your fees were refunded in April.
  • Sun Valley resort has refunded any deposits and cancelled any room reservations. Please feel free to call the resort directly if you did not hear from them 1-800-786-8259

Still working to get the required 30 hours of CE credit prior to September 30?

  • The Board of Dentistry does not limit the amount of online CE that can be taken to fulfill the requirement
  • Idaho rules governing CE can be found here (see pages 4-5)  
  • ADA has a rich portfolio of free CE.  There are many new classes that address critical knowledge related to treating patients in light of COVID-19, as well as other great topics! Here
  • Most Local components will resume their meetings in September – most offer education which generally carries 1 hour of CE credit.

Please let us know if you have any questions 208-343-7543

Summit Polling Information for the ADA

The ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) has begun conducting biweekly polls of dentists to track the economic impact of COVID-19 in dental practices and help shape the ADA’s response during this unprecedented time.

The first poll, launched March 23 with input from 19,000 dentists. Read more about what we’ve learned from dentists like you so far — and how you can sign up to participate in this ongoing poll — in ADA News.

ISDA FFCRA Webinar Replay available

The ISDA hosted a webinar with Idaho Employment Lawyers reviewing the impact of the FFCRA on employees.  

Replay of the webinar is available here, along with Q&A PDF of the Webinar PowerPoint, and required employee notification

Resource Guides

COVID-19 Insurance Information 

  • Risk Management
  • Professional Liability insurance
  • Business Owners Policies
  • Workers’ Compensation