COVID-19 Resources for Dentists 

The Tennessee Dental Association has compiled a variety of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resources for our members as we closely follow information from the Tennessee Department of Health, American Dental Association (ADA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others. 

TDA supports efforts allowing dentists to administer vaccines 

The Tennessee Dental Association supports efforts allowing dentists to administer vaccines. A letter from TDA President Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp to Gov. Bill Lee on Jan. 19 explains the reasons why.


TDH Launches Vaccine Appointment System

The Tennessee Department of Health launched a COVID-19 vaccine appointment system, according to a press release. Appointments are for individuals in Phase 1 populations of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those aged 75+ who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. There are three steps you can follow to book an appointment online, according to the release.

1. Find Your Phase
You can find out if and when you will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine HERE.

2. Find the Phase Your County is Vaccinating
You can find out what phase your county is in HERE.

3. Register for a Vaccination Appointment
Go to THIS LINK and then click on the county you live in. Once you’ve clicked on the county you live in you press the “make an appointment” button. Please note, the TDH online appointment system is not available for Shelby, Madison, Davidson & Sullivan counties at this time.  

TN COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Update 

The Tennessee Department of Health has updated the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan based on new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and discussions with Tennessee’s Unified Command Group and a stakeholder group of more than 30 partner agencies and organizations. 

View Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan 
View COVID-19 FAQs (TN Dept. of Health)

To learn what phase your county is in, click here or call your local county health department.


COVID-19 vaccination employment law FAQs

The ADA released two new resources answering commonly asked questions from practice owners and employee dentists about COVID-19 vaccines. Questions include whether dental practice owners can require employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, and what disability or religious accommodation practices they should consider. The ADA will update the FAQs as it receives new information. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Employee Dentist FAQs (PDF)

COVID-19 Vaccination Employer FAQs (PDF)


TDA advocates for dental providers to be among the first group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

The TDA advocates for Tennessee dentists and dental team members be among the first to receive the new vaccine for COVID-19 when it becomes available. A letter from TDA President Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp, to Gov. Bill Lee on Dec. 10 explains the reasons why.

Read TDA letter to Gov. Bill Lee 

Read TDA letter to Commissioner Piercey  


ADA Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The Use of Teledentistry in Tennessee
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • HR & Unemployment Q&A
  • FMLA & Unemployment Q&A
  • Managing Anxiety and Stress

TDA ​COVID-19 Statements

  • Update Published April 30, 2020
  • Update published April 29, 2020
  • Update published April 25, 2020 #2
  • Update published April 25, 2020 #1
  • Update published April 16, 2020
  • Update published April 14, 2020
  • Update Published April 1, 2020
  • Update published March 24, 2020
  • Update published March 23, 2020
  • Update published March 17, 2020
  • Update published March 16, 2020
  • Update published March 13, 2020
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