CDC COVID-19 UPDATES (Part 2): What is the current guidance for dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) who have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 infection?

(Editor’s note: We asked Dr. Katherine Schrubbe, RDH, BS, MEd, PhD one of the WDA’s go-to resources for OSHA and compliance matters, to answer a question we frequently receive from WDA members. Last week, Part 1 of this blog series covered protocols for DHCP return to work after testing positive for COVID-19.) On Jan. 21,… Continue Reading CDC COVID-19 UPDATES (Part 2): What is the current guidance for dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) who have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 infection?

CDC COVID-19 UPDATES (Part 1): When can dental healthcare providers who have tested positive for COVID-19 return to work?

(Editor’s note: We asked Dr. Katherine Schrubbe, RDH, BS, MEd, PhD one of the WDA’s go-to resources for OSHA and compliance matters, to answer a question we frequently receive from WDA members. Next week, Part 2 of this blog series will cover protocols for DHCP exposure to COVID-19.) Keeping up with the CDC changes is… Continue Reading CDC COVID-19 UPDATES (Part 1): When can dental healthcare providers who have tested positive for COVID-19 return to work?

WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Harris Family Dental in Brookfield

Many dentists made changes to their offices during last spring’s COVID-19 shutdown, but Dr. Heather Harris of Brookfield took things a few steps further. When she welcomed patients back to care in June 2020, she also welcomed them to a brand-new office. “Moving during COVID gave me a great chance to determine what we needed… Continue Reading WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Harris Family Dental in Brookfield

Employee Retention Credit – You Could Be Leaving Money on the Table

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, included a credit opportunity that might allow some businesses the ability to claim a per employee credit of up to $5,000 in 2020 and $14,000 in 2021. With that said, there are some details that need to be shared to assist your business… Continue Reading Employee Retention Credit – You Could Be Leaving Money on the Table

PPP Loans Currently Forgiven Could be Taxable Income in 2020 for Wisconsin Businesses

The PPP loan forgiveness process will currently lead to taxable income for Wisconsin businesses. If Wisconsin doesn’t pass new legislation to accept the federal deductibility rules for PPP, most Wisconsin businesses won’t be able to deduct certain expenses from their state taxable income in 2020, effectively increasing their tax liability. Without action, the PPP loan… Continue Reading PPP Loans Currently Forgiven Could be Taxable Income in 2020 for Wisconsin Businesses

Resilience

It was recently reported that 2020 was such a tumultuous year that the editors of the Oxford-English dictionary were unable to determine just one word for their traditional “Word of the Year”.  Obscure medical terms like “pandemic” and “coronavirus” are now used every day.  Words that were never previously used together are joined to become… Continue Reading Resilience

COVID-19 Crisis Response Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to challenge employers. Right now employers feel isolated. But, they’re not alone. ThinkHR and Mammoth have been fielding thousands of coronavirus-related questions from business owners. And, we’re jointly making our essential COVID-19 crisis management resources available for free to all employers in need. We have gathered resources and materials here to help you navigate the new… Continue Reading COVID-19 Crisis Response Center

Treat cybersecurity like your reputation depends on it— because it does

Cybersecurity has been a game of cat and mouse for years. The goal 15 years ago was to stay a step ahead of the “bad guys,” but then the tide changed. The new goal was to try to be as responsive as possible to the changing landscape of threats and newly uncovered weaknesses. The realization… Continue Reading Treat cybersecurity like your reputation depends on it— because it does

How dental practices should approach PPP loan forgiveness

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which administers loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Many dental practices received these PPP loans, and there’s much to consider regarding debt forgiveness. PPP loan forgiveness qualifications Let’s start with the basics: at the end of the covered period,… Continue Reading How dental practices should approach PPP loan forgiveness

HHS provider relief fund distribution window closes on Nov. 6

The application period for the most recent phase of the HHS Provider Relief Fund distributions (Phase 3) is open.  If you are intending to take part in this, act soon as applications must be received by November 6, 2020. Up to $20 billion will be paid out with this distribution. Phase 3 funding is available… Continue Reading HHS provider relief fund distribution window closes on Nov. 6