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COVID-19 Resources For Your Dental Professionals and Dental Practices:

We know that the details surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming for your careers and businesses. Our team is working around the clock to bring you facts on everything from preserving your practice and career during the COVID-19 closures, unemployment benefits and lay-off decisions, to data about government and private relief loans for businesses, and more.

Please check back with us regularly as we offer guidance on how to not only make it through this uncertain time but also how to thrive on the road to recovery. We are with you every step of the way. Together, we will fight the Coronavirus and come back even stronger than we were before the pandemic.

ATTENTION KDS EMPLOYEES: 

We have your company provided PPE.

DFW – North Texas:

Text “NEED my PPE” to 214-522-2008

Austin – Central Texas:

Text “Need my PPE” to 512-243-5736

Thank you for your service to KDS, we are proud to serve you.

ATTENTION DALLAS & AUSTIN!
NEW BONUS STRUCTURE ANNOUNCED:

Weekly bonuses are available.   To qualify for this incentive you must

submit your availability by May 15, 2020.

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SPECIAL PAY RATES FOR MAY & JUNE 2020! •

MAY 11 – MAY 31

RDH: $50.00 Per Hour

RDA: $30.00 Per Hour

Business Team: $30.00 Per Hour

June 1 – June 30

RDH: $45.00 Per Hour

RDA: $25.00 Per Hour,

Business Team: $25.00 Per Hour

** Permanently Increased Work Rates to be announced in July! **

ATTENTION DALLAS & AUSTIN!

SPECIAL PAY RATES FOR MAY & JUNE 2020! •

MAY 11 – MAY 31

RDH: $50.00 Per Hour

RDA: $30.00 Per Hour

Business Team: $30.00 Per Hour

June 1 – June 30

RDH: $45.00 Per Hour

RDA: $25.00 Per Hour,

Business Team: $25.00 Per Hour

** Permanently Increased Work Rates to be announced in July! **

UPDATE for DENTAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (DHCP):

Dentistry in Texas, including the practice of dental hygiene, WILL re-open beginning, May 1, 2020, provided they are able to comply with the following:

Functioning within the legal authority granted to them by the Governor, the TSBDE has approved rules surrounding opening dental practices. You may follow these links to learn more details. A few bullet points are provided for you here but these are not intended to a comprehensive list (please see references at the end of this post for more details):

1) All Dental Practices are to create COVID-19 Procedures for their dental offices and train their DHCP on those procedures – all prior to reopening the office. These procedures are to include: pre-schedule screening protocol, in-office screening and scheduling protocol for patients and DHCP, office’s transmission-based infection control precautions, as well as a protocol to be implemented if DHCP suspects an exposure to COVID-19.

2) All suspected cases (in patients or DHCP) of COVID-19 are to be reported to the local health officials and patients and DHCP are to be instructed to contact the office if they begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of their dental visit or reporting to work.

3) DHCP are encouraged (not required) to get the flu vaccination if they have not already done so and they should not report to work if they have flu symptoms.

4) DHCP should self-monitor for symptoms and check their temperature twice daily. Offices should have thermometers available on site.

5) DHCP who DO NOT fall in at-risk categories should be PRIORITIZED for work (those who are NOT of older age, pregnant or immune or medically compromised). As a clarification, however, those who are in at-risk categories are ALLOWED to work if they choose to do so.

6) Remove magazines, toys, and other objects touched by others, yet not easily sterilized.

7) Place signage in the dental office for instructing staff and patients on recommendations for appropriate hand hygiene (washing of hands, hand sanitizer, etc) and other respiratory etiquette.

8 ) Whenever possible and appropriate, do not allow companions to join patients at dental appointments.

9) DCHP shall follow the CDC guidelines on PPE – KN95 or N95 masks (or, an equivalent), gown, eye covering, and gloves.

10) All DCHP who are within 6 feet of aerosols generated during treatment, should wear a KN95, N95, or equivalent. (Traditional, surgical masks can and should be worn over the N or KN95 mask to assist in extending the life of the mask, but the surgical mask alone is not sufficient PPE in the State of Texas during this pandemic.)

11) DCHP should follow the standard sequence donning and doffing of PPE.

12) DCHP should not leave the treatment room until the patient’s treatment is completed.

13) IMPORTANT: DHCP shall use ONLY hand instruments and low-speed tools for hygiene services and procedures. (This excludes the use of Cavitrons and Piezo Scalers, etc. Traditional scalers and polishers are allowed.)

14) DHCP should use dental isolation if an aerosol-producing procedure is being performed to help minimize aerosol or spatter.

15) DHCP should avoid aerosols wherever possible, including the use of dental isolation if an aerosol-producing procedure is being performed to help minimize aerosol or spatter. (This is the answer to the question of whether dentists can use their high-speed instruments. The answer is yes, they can, but they must use a form of isolation.)

16) DHCP should change from scrubs and PPE to personal clothing before leaving the dental practice.

REFERENCE:

This new law has been fully approved today by the TSBDE and all other governing authorities:
https://tinyurl.com/KAD-ER-Rule-108-7

PPE  UPDATE:  The CDC has provided several guidelines and recommendations to follow as dental practices re-open.

The following links are provided by the CDC:

The proper sequence for putting on PPE:

Recommend guidance for extended use of N95 masks:

Supply Chain best practices for PPE: 

 

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!

KAD Dental Staffing is acutely aware that the limitations on our industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are very real and burdensome for many of our colleagues. Some of you have been laid off, some have lost jobs permanently and many were considering a change long before the COVID-19 crisis occurred.

At KDS, we see the coming weeks as an opportunity of time. Time that can be used to seek new things and accomplish goals – new jobs, new ideas, a fresh take on the way we see life and a chance to do the things we’ve been meaning to do but have delayed due to lack of available time. Maybe you are seeing this situation as a time opportunity, too! We hope so.

The truth is that while we are facing uncertain times today, normalcy will return and the demand for dental professionals will resume in full force. Whether demand returns in a few days, weeks or even a month, the KDS team wants YOU to be ready to run!

Why not take this time to interview with our KDS team so we can help you find the BEST opportunity for you? We have the capability to do online applications, video interviewing and even remote I-9 verification which means that we can practice social distancing AND help you become one of our team members + find work – all from the comfort of your own home.

You can apply on our website – www.kaddentalstaffing.com

Call or Text us at 214-522-2008

Check out our website, too, for many of the current opportunities available to you!

Do you see today as a gift?

When the external forces us to rely on the internal,

we must dig deep into our inner being and see what absolutely must remain.

We have never faced circumstances like those of today and may never again in our lifetime.

How we choose to respond now, at home, at work and in the community will speak volumes of our collective character.

At KAD we spend every day honing our skills to be excellent at casting vision, bolstering values and building dreams.

As we all continue to walk through uncertain days, may we challenge you to offer GRACE to those around you?

To your employers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, family members, government leaders, healthcare workers and even strangers.

Undeniably, there are those in this World who act selfishly, but by and large, people are doing their best with what they have at any given time, especially in unprecedented times such as the one in which we currently live.

It is hard when your business, livelihood, health and all that you know is threatened. Before you judge the decisions or actions of others during this time, could you pause to offer Grace and function knowing that many, many of those in this World are truly doing their best? We hope so.

Let’s truly look at the coming days with an attitude of, “we are in this together.”

Stay strong in hope, grace and peace,
KAD Dental.

A Global pandemic such as the one we are experiencing emphasizes a reality we face each day, both personally and professionally – we want to help more than we feel is possible. May we encourage you to give what you can to whomever you can, knowing that making a difference for one or a few is just as important as making a difference for all. Give what you have and rest in knowing that is more than enough.

We are all in this together.

~ KAD

#bettertogether

UPDATE!

Thanks to the CARES ACT which was passed on March 27, 2020, unemployed individuals across the US will be receiving an additional $600.00 per week from now until July 31, 2020.

In Texas, that means the available pay range is now $669.00 to $1,121.00 Weekly! 


If you have already applied, this increase should be automatic. If you have not applied, we urge you to do so now!
 

As always, if you have questions, we are here for you.
Call or text
Haylee Davis – 214.491.0828 or 972.294.5254 

As we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the employees of KAD Dental Staffing who are serving in temporary roles have questions about seeking unemployment while there are no job assignments available to them either through our organization or through their non-staffing agency, primary employer. Below, we have provided answers to frequently asked questions as well as offered links to the Texas Workforce Commission which may be helpful to each of you.

 

Q: How do I file for unemployment benefits in the State of Texas? Also, for which type of unemployment benefits should I apply?

A: You may file for unemployment benefits by visiting the Texas Workforce Commission’s website (link provided below). You want to be SURE to apply for COVID-19 related benefits because they process MUCH faster and are more seamless for the applicant. 

Q: If I am working part-time or periodically through KAD Dental Staffing (formerly, Dental Auxiliary Service) and I have another full-time or primary job, which company should I list on the unemployment claim?

A: At this time, the Texas Workforce Commission is asking you to list only one employer (they will, however, do a search and find all recent employers). You want to list the employer for whom you work the most. So, if you have a primary job and you work for KAD Dental Staffing periodically, you will want to list your primary employer because this could be to your advantage in terms of receiving the highest payment. The work you have done for KAD will show up when a search is done using your social security number. If KAD Dental Staffing is your primary employer, then you will list KAD Dental Staffing. 

Q: The Texas Workforce Commission told me to list the “last place I worked” which is KAD Dental Staffing, but I have a primary job. Who should I list? 

A: The Texas Workforce Commission is not implying that you should list the last place you worked from a chronological perspective. They are seeking to know your most recent (or, if this is a temporary layoff, your current) primary employer. 

Q: If I work for KAD Dental Staffing (formerly, Dental Auxiliary Service) to supplement my government income (i.e. disability or social security), am I still eligible for unemployment payments? 

A: While there are a few exceptions, those already receiving government benefits such as social security or disability do not typically qualify for unemployment payments. There are exceptions to every rule, however, so you may apply, but don’t be surprised if your request in these cases is denied.

Q: How much of my income will I be able to recuperate through unemployment payments? 

A: The answer to this question varies greatly. CURRENTLY, your payment through the Texas Workforce Commission, will be somewhere between $69.00 and $521.00 weekly, depending on your past wages. There is, however, a bill in Congress that may allow for higher payments. If so, the weekly limits of what you can receive will increase.  

Q: How long will it take for my application to process? When should I expect to receive my first unemployment payment? 

A: If you apply through the COVID-19 link, your benefits should process very quickly (sometimes, on the same day with pay available the following week). For applications related to COVID-19, the Governor has waived the waiting period and work searches normally required. 

Q: I heard in the news that I may get 100% of my pay through unemployment payments. Is that true?

A: The answer to this question is pending laws still awaiting full Congressional approval and even once those laws pass, the answer will be, “it depends.” The dependent variables are related to the reason you are applying for unemployment insurance, the amount you currently earn, the type and size of primary employer currently employing you, etc. It is unlikely that most will receive the full 100% through State unemployment payments but depending on how the current laws in Congress pass, your weekly maximum benefit may increase. 
Q: I have heard that the government is giving an additional $600.00 weekly to those who qualify for unemployment benefits. Is this true?

A: YES! As long as you qualify for unemployment benefits through your State, you will receive $600.00 in benefits each week in addition to whatever amount you qualify for in your State.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Texas Workforce Commission Site – COVID 19
https://bit.ly/3dzJNfO

Texas Workforce Commission – Guide to Applications
https://bit.ly/2QP1tud

Texas Workforce Commission Benefits Estimator
https://bit.ly/2UCc5hm

As you continue to move through the coming days, please know that
KAD Dental Staffing is here with you and we are looking forward to having each of you assigned once we are all allowed to work fully again.

Don’t forget that we are actively working to build up job assignments and we will have more than the normal amount of work available once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. If you have friends or colleagues that would like to schedule an interview with us now is the time!

We have the capability to do online applications, video interviews and even remote I-9 verification which means you and your colleagues can practice social distancing AND become our employee + find work – all from the comfort of your own home.

Our KDS team is full of HOPE and we send our thoughts and prayers to each person impacted by this crisis. May you, too, remain full of hope during this time.

UPDATE!

Thanks to the CARES ACT which was passed on March 27, 2020, unemployed individuals across the US will be receiving an additional $600.00 per week from now until July 31, 2020.

In Texas, that means the available pay range is now $669.00 to $1,121.00 Weekly! 


If you have already applied, this increase should be automatic. If you have not applied, we urge you to do so now!
 

As always, if you have questions, we are here for you.
Call or text
Haylee Davis – 214.491.0828 or 972.294.5254 

Alabama

COVID FAQ | COVID Update File a Claim  | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $440.

Alaska 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Benefit Table

Arizona

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Arkansas 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

California 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info  | Benefit Fact Sheet

Colorado

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

You must have earned at least $2500 during the standard base period. A standard base period is the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters before the start date of your claim. A calendar quarter is equal to 3-month segments of the year beginning in January.

Connecticut

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General InfoWeekly Benefit PDF 

Delaware

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Weekly Benefits (page 11)

District of Columbia

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info  | Benefit FAQ

Florida

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount is the highest quarter divided by 26 OR the weekly amount $275. Maximum benefit amount is your total base period wages divided by 4 OR the yearly maximum.

Georgia

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Hawaii

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $5.

Idaho

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Unemployment is based on your past earnings reported to us by employers that you have worked for in the state.

Illinois

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Table of Weekly Benefits 

Indiana

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $390.

Iowa 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum benefit amount for 2020 is either 26 times the weekly benefit amount or 1/3 of your total base period wages, whichever is less.

Kansas

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Benefit Rate Chart 

Kentucky

COVID FAQ | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $39 and the maximum is $552.

Louisiana

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $247.

Maine

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $445. The average weekly benefit amount is roughly $340.

Maryland

COVID FAQ | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $50 and the maximum is $430.

Massachusetts

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $823.

Michigan 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $362 for up to 26 weeks.

Minnesota

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $740.

Mississippi 

COVID FAQ | File a Claim | General Info | Weekly Benefits Chart

Missouri

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Benefits Calculator

Montana

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Nebraska

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $440.

Nevada

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Benefits Calculator 

New Hampshire

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Determination of Unemployment Compensation about your monetary eligibility and, if there are any questions about your claim, you will be mailed one or more Determination of Eligibility documents about your non-monetary eligibility.

New Jersey

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The unemployment insurance benefit rate you are eligible for: 60% of your average weekly wage, up to the maximum amount of $713 in 2020.

New Mexico

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

New York

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $504 and the minimum is $104.

North Carolina

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Average weekly insured wage is calculated by dividing the total wages reported by all covered employers for a calendar year by the average monthly number of employees during that year and dividing that number by 52.

North Dakota

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount will be the total of your highest two and one-half quarters of base period earnings divided by 65.

Ohio

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount is computed at one-half of your average weekly wage during your base period.

Oklahoma

COVID FAQ | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly amount you may receive is 1/23 of the highest quarter of taxable wages in your base period not to exceed the maximum weekly benefit amount allowed by Oklahoma law.

Oregon

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount is 1.25% of your total base year wages. Oregon law sets the minimum and maximum amounts you can receive.

Pennsylvania

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info | Benefits Chart

Rhode Island 

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit for 2020 is $53 and the maximum is $586.

South Carolina

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $326, before taxes.

South Dakota

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

75% of earnings over $25 would be deducted from the weekly benefit amount. A worker would not be eligible if earnings were equal to or more than the weekly benefit amount.

Tennessee

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

You may earn $50 or 25% of your weekly benefit amount without reducing your weekly benefits (whichever amount is greater.)

Texas

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $69 and the maximum is $521.

Utah

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Workforce Services will apply a 30% earnings allowance to calculate your weekly benefit payment.

Vermont

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

Maximum duration will be 46% of the base period wages or 26 times the weekly benefit amount, whichever amount is less. Findings of misconduct will result in maximum duration not exceeding 23 full weeks.

Virginia

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $60 and the maximum is $378.

Washington

COVID FAQ | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $188 and the maximum is $790.

West Virginia

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount is based on West Virginia wages reported to the Unemployment Division.

Wisconsin

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The minimum weekly benefit amount is $54, requiring high quarter earnings of $1350; and the maximum is $370, requiring high quarter earnings of $9250.

Wyoming

COVID FAQ | COVID Update | File a Claim | General Info

The weekly benefit amount for 2020 is $400.

 

PPE  UPDATE:  The CDC has provided several guidelines and recommendations to follow as dental practices re-open.

The following links are provided by the CDC:

The proper sequence for putting on PPE:

Recommend guidance for extended use of N95 masks:

Supply Chain best practices for PPE: 

Our team at KAD Dental would like to take this opportunity to address our valued clients regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is continuing to impact our industry and the way we deliver care to patients.

Over the past days and weeks, a wide range of information has circulated on various websites and social media accounts regarding which services dental practices and dentists can provide during this pandemic, if any. Some of the things shared are fact and some are based in fear and misunderstanding.

In order to provide our clients and employees with the most up to date, factual information, we have spent a considerable amount of time consulting with our in-house and outside attorneys, the office of the Texas State Governor and other professionals.

As a Nation and specifically, as a dental industry, we are all working together to simultaneously flatten the curve and, provide for the needs of our communities.

At this time, all government agencies in Texas and across the US are in agreement that non-urgent and elective procedures should be delayed for a period. In Texas, that period is presently from today through April 21, 2020. If you are outside of Texas, we encourage you to review the website of your State Governor to find specific dates that apply to your State.

The governing bodies of our Nation agree that while dental professionals should postpone non-urgent or elective procedures, dentists DO need to be available to attend to the urgent and emergency needs during this time in order to maintain the health and well-being of the community and to reduce the number of patients who could present in the emergency room as a result of unattended dental needs (see the ADA’s guidelines in the image provided in this post). This is true even of those Texas counties currently under orders to Shelter-In-Place (again, if your office is outside of Texas, please reference any Shelter-In-Place orders in place for your county. We are here to help you, as needed.). As always, OSHA and other infection control procedures are of UTMOST importance to keep patients and team members safe.

Some offices have elected to close completely during this time, and we resect those decisions. For the offices who wish and are able to remain open, perhaps with limited hours, and certainly offering limited procedures and increased precautions, we want you to know that we are here for you and we can answer questions you have as well as help you facilitate your business services.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with each and every person impacted by this global pandemic.

We are here for you and we have not, and will not, lost hope as we walk out this crisis alongside of each of you.

hd@kaddentalstaffing.com

 

** Please note the image from the ADA describing what constitutes emergency and urgent dental care and which services should be postponed until a later date. **

UPDATE:

The federal government is putting more funds into PPP and EIDL loans that dentists can apply for. See these 2 articles from ADA:

House of Representatives passes Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:

LINK: HOUSE PASSES PPP and HEALTHCARE ENHANCEMENT ACT:

LINK:  Be Ready to APPLY!

KAD Dental Staffing would like to take this opportunity to address Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is continuing to impact our industry and the way we deliver care to patients.

Over the past days and weeks, a wide range of information has circulated on various websites and social media accounts regarding which services dental practices and dentists can provide during this pandemic, if any. Some of the things shared are fact and some are based in fear and misunderstanding.

In order to provide our clients and employees with the most up to date, factual information, we have spent a considerable amount of time consulting with our in-house and outside attorneys, the office of the Texas State Governor and other professionals.

As a Nation and specifically, as a dental industry, we are all working together to simultaneously flatten the curve and, provide for the needs of our communities.

At this time, all government agencies in Texas and across the US are currently in agreement that non-urgent and elective procedures should be delayed for a period. In Texas, that period is presently from today through April 21, 2020. If you are outside of Texas, we encourage you to review the website of your State Governor to find specific dates that apply to your State.

The governing bodies of our Nation agree that while dental professionals should postpone non-urgent or elective procedures, we DO need to be available to attend to the urgent and emergency needs during this time in order to maintain the health and well-being of the community and to reduce the number of patients who could present in the emergency room as a result of unattended dental needs (see the ADA’s guidelines in the image provided in this post). This is true even of those Texas counties currently under orders to Shelter-In-Place.

As always, OSHA and other infection control procedures, including proper PPE, are of UTMOST importance to keep patients and team members safe.

We are here for you and we have not, and will not, lose hope as we walk out this crisis alongside of each of you.
hd@kaddentalstaffing.com

As the situation with the COVID-19 continues to develop and evolve, the safety, health and well-being of our clients and our team are paramount to KAD Dental.

We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and all applicable federal, state, and local authorities to ensure that we keep everyone on our team safe during this uncertain time.

We would like to reassure you, our clients, and dental practices that KAD continues to be available to assist each of you during this time of uncertainty.

Many of you will have questions about operating your practice during this time, and we are only a phone call, email or text message away to answer your questions and offer guidance.

We have moved nearly all of our team members to an environment where they can work from home, but we are all still available to you, our valued clients, dental professionals and partner dentists.

Keep your hearts full of hope – we are all in this together!

KAD Dental knows that navigating the situation surrounding COVID-19 is complicated and full of critical details. We want you to know that we are HERE FOR YOU.

The business aspect of COVID-19 is not an easy one to unravel. We can help you walk through matters such as business cash flow, employee matters, negotiating lease or mortgage payments, decisions regarding temporary lay-offs, establishing small business loans or credit lines, understanding the laws related to the COVID-19 disaster, and more.

Whatever your question, our attorneys, CPAs and business professionals can help.

BEFORE you make critical decisions, reach out to us via email (hd@thekadgroup.com) or phone (972.294.5254) so we may guide you through the decisions before you.

We are extending complimentary consultations to all new clients as we work to serve the dental community during this crisis.

STIMULUS BILL: The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the largest stimulus package in United States history as part of its response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The size of the stimulus package is unprecedented, surpassing the approximately $800 billion Obama stimulus that passed five months after the 2008 financial crash.
It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Stay tuned to KAD Dental for details.
The great news is that whether you are an employee or an employer, there is help in this bill for you!

UPDATE!

Thanks to the CARES ACT which was passed on March 27, 2020, unemployed individuals across the US will be receiving an additional $600.00 per week from now until July 31, 2020.

In Texas, that means the available pay range is now $669.00 to $1,121.00 Weekly!

If you have already applied, this increase should be automatic. If you have not applied, we urge you to do so now!

As always, if you have questions, we are here for you.
Call or text
Haylee Davis – 214.491.0828 or 972.294.5254

Most lenders are offering deferments for loan payments during this time, especially for those whose jobs have been affected by an impacted industry.

Inquire immediately about available payment deferment options with every lender or creditor you may have at this time – mortgage lender, landlord, car payments, credit cards, etc.

While not all lenders are offering assistance, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that many great programs are in existence to support those impacted by COVID-19.

Contact KAD for more information.

STIMULUS CHECKS:

Another bright spot from the CARES ACT is the stimulus checks that many Americans will be receiving!

If you earn $75,000 (single), $112,500 (head of household) or $150,000 (married couples) or less, you will be receiving stimulus checks from the federal government in the amount of $1,200 (single) or $2,400 (married) plus $500.00 per child claimed on your tax return.

If you earn above these amounts, you may still receive partial stimulus payments, depending on how much your earnings exceed these limits.

The delivery method of these checks is based on what you recorded on your last tax filing. The expected delivery date is mid-April!

For more information contact KAD!

KAD Dental is extending complimentary consultations to all new clients as we work to serve the dental community during this crisis.

We realize navigating the situation surrounding COVID-19 is complicated and full of critical details. We want you to know that we are HERE FOR YOU!

Services:

  • business cash flow
    •employee matters
    •negotiating lease & mortgage payments
    •temporary lay-off strategy
    •establish small business loans or lines of credit
    •Legal representation regarding COVID-19 disaster
    •and more

Whatever your question, our attorneys, CPAs and business professionals can help.

BEFORE you make critical decisions, reach out to us via email (hd@thekadgroup.com) or phone (972.294.5254) so we may guide you through the decisions before you.

At KAD Dental, we understand that unraveling all of the relief available for any
dental practice can be daunting.
We are here for you!

Contact KAD Dental.
972-294-5254

Justin Kendall. jmk@thekadgroup.com
Haylee Davis. hd@thekadgroup.com

UPDATE for DENTAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (DHCP):

Dentistry in Texas, including the practice of dental hygiene, WILL re-open beginning, May 1, 2020, provided they are able to comply with the following:

Functioning within the legal authority granted to them by the Governor, the TSBDE has approved rules surrounding opening dental practices. You may follow these links to learn more details. A few bullet points are provided for you here but these are not intended to a comprehensive list (please see references at the end of this post for more details):

1) All Dental Practices are to create COVID-19 Procedures for their dental offices and train their DHCP on those procedures – all prior to reopening the office. These procedures are to include: pre-schedule screening protocol, in-office screening and scheduling protocol for patients and DHCP, office’s transmission-based infection control precautions, as well as a protocol to be implemented if DHCP suspects an exposure to COVID-19.

2) All suspected cases (in patients or DHCP) of COVID-19 are to be reported to the local health officials and patients and DHCP are to be instructed to contact the office if they begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of their dental visit or reporting to work.

3) DHCP are encouraged (not required) to get the flu vaccination if they have not already done so and they should not report to work if they have flu symptoms.

4) DHCP should self-monitor for symptoms and check their temperature twice daily. Offices should have thermometers available on site.

5) DHCP who DO NOT fall in at-risk categories should be PRIORITIZED for work (those who are NOT of older age, pregnant or immune or medically compromised). As a clarification, however, those who are in at-risk categories are ALLOWED to work if they choose to do so.

6) Remove magazines, toys, and other objects touched by others, yet not easily sterilized.

7) Place signage in the dental office for instructing staff and patients on recommendations for appropriate hand hygiene (washing of hands, hand sanitizer, etc) and other respiratory etiquette.

8 ) Whenever possible and appropriate, do not allow companions to join patients at dental appointments.

9) DCHP shall follow the CDC guidelines on PPE – KN95 or N95 masks (or, an equivalent), gown, eye covering, and gloves.

10) All DCHP who are within 6 feet of aerosols generated during treatment, should wear a KN95, N95, or equivalent. (Traditional, surgical masks can and should be worn over the N or KN95 mask to assist in extending the life of the mask, but the surgical mask alone is not sufficient PPE in the State of Texas during this pandemic.)

11) DCHP should follow the standard sequence donning and doffing of PPE.

12) DCHP should not leave the treatment room until the patient’s treatment is completed.

13) IMPORTANT: DHCP shall use ONLY hand instruments and low-speed tools for hygiene services and procedures. (This excludes the use of Cavitrons and Piezo Scalers, etc. Traditional scalers and polishers are allowed.)

14) DHCP should use dental isolation if an aerosol-producing procedure is being performed to help minimize aerosol or spatter.

15) DHCP should avoid aerosols wherever possible, including the use of dental isolation if an aerosol-producing procedure is being performed to help minimize aerosol or spatter. (This is the answer to the question of whether dentists can use their high-speed instruments. The answer is yes, they can, but they must use a form of isolation.)

16) DHCP should change from scrubs and PPE to personal clothing before leaving the dental practice.

REFERENCE:

This new law has been fully approved today by the TSBDE and all other governing authorities:
https://tinyurl.com/KAD-ER-Rule-108-7

PPE  UPDATE:  The CDC has provided several guidelines and recommendations to follow as dental practices re-open.

The following links are provided by the CDC:

The proper sequence for putting on PPE:

Recommend guidance for extended use of N95 masks:

Supply Chain best practices for PPE: 

 

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!

KAD Dental Staffing is acutely aware that the limitations on our industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are very real and burdensome for many of our colleagues. Some of you have been laid off, some have lost jobs permanently and many were considering a change long before the COVID-19 crisis occurred.

At KDS, we see the coming weeks as an opportunity of time. Time that can be used to seek new things and accomplish goals – new jobs, new ideas, a fresh take on the way we see life and a chance to do the things we’ve been meaning to do but have delayed due to lack of available time. Maybe you are seeing this situation as a time opportunity, too! We hope so.

The truth is that while we are facing uncertain times today, normalcy will return and the demand for dental professionals will resume in full force. Whether demand returns in a few days, weeks or even a month, the KDS team wants YOU to be ready to run!

Why not take this time to interview with our KDS team so we can help you find the BEST opportunity for you? We have the capability to do online applications, video interviewing and even remote I-9 verification which means that we can practice social distancing AND help you become one of our team members + find work – all from the comfort of your own home.

You can apply on our website – www.kaddentalstaffing.com

Call or Text us at 214-522-2008

Check out our website, too, for many of the current opportunities available to you!