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ADA Patient Return to Dentist Introduction

Patient Return Resource Center for Members

As doctors of oral health, your patients’ health has always been top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, your patients are looking at their own well-being differently – and may have questions when resuming their dental visits.

This Patient Return Resource Center contains member resources to support you and your dental team in communicating with your patients about how you are putting their health and safety first in a world full of “new normals.”  All materials are based on the American Dental Association’s (ADA’s) Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit developed by the ADA Advisory Task Force on Dental Practice Recovery.

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Toolkit: What to Expect At Your Next Dental Visit

Updated November 2020: Dental visits are different now that COVID-19 is a reality. This downloadable suite of communication tools will help educate your patients about what they will experience when returning for non-emergent care. If desired, these materials also allow for customization throughout so you can adapt these resources to your practice and patients.

Download Complete Toolkit (PDF)   (ADA member login required)

Not a member? Join our community for $0 national dues.*

*This offer is available to most dentists whose last membership year was 2018 or earlier. One-time discount restrictions apply. This offer is non-transferrable. Dentists join national, state and local dental societies. Most state and local dental societies offer the national $0 promotional rate. Submit an application to receive a state and local dues quote.


Dentsply logo Special thanks to Dentsply Sirona for their collaboration and support in helping connect dental offices around the country to these patient communications resources.