Helping Dental Professionals
Providing Expert Support in a Time of Crisis
Confronting the COVID-19 pandemic will require dental professionals to put their knowledge and resources to use, while working safely to minimize the risk of transmission.
West Valley Dental Task Force of the San Fernando Valley, CA has been formed to mobilize dental professionals in support of our front-line medical workers and to chart a path forward to safely resume regular dental practice when the outbreak subsides.
Provide emergency dental services for patients in the hospital setting, serve as backup support for impacted hospital providers, and offer free telemedical dental services to individual patients to avoid the need for in-person treatment where possible.
Dental Professional Safety
Formulate long-term guidance for dentists and dental assistants to protect professionals and patients from COVID-19 transmission in regular dental settings.
Attention Dental Professionals
A Message from the West Valley Dental Task Force
“Please, if you are a dentist or ER physician contact your network OMS or panel OMS directly for advice. After you exhausted that effort see our list of Task Force Members, google their names and call their office/answering service to connect with us.
Undoctored patients can use website to contact us. We will handle those calls to prevent them from going to ER.
Of the calls and contacts the Task Force has received over the past week, only 10% were undoctored patients. The other 90% were dentists and dental staff who just referred their emergencies patients to website, which is inadequate. We need to professionally connect with dentists who need help. But before contacting us read the ADA website which has dozens of documents to help during this outbreak.
We are all here to help our patients with true emergencies.
Thank you for your anticipated and continued professionalism."
-West Valley Dental Task Force
What We Believe In
Here to Serve
A trusted resource for dental professionals to support our West San Fernando Valley community during the COVID 19 outbreak
Be ready for any contingency to deliver high quality services for community, health professionals and local hospitals.
Topically Disinfect Coronavirus PDF
0.5% Povidone-Iodine Nasal-Lavage to Topically Disinfect Coronavirus
How to Make and Apply It
We highly recommend nasal lavages with dilute Betadine solution to topically disinfect viral particles which enter the nose. Continue lavages 2-4 times a day until the community viral threat is low or indefinitely because nasal lavages are not harmful. Download West Valley Dental Task Force's PDF to learn how to make and apply it.
Important Resource Links
Join the California Health Corps
COVID-19 Guidance FAQs
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment