Patterson Resource Center COVID-19

Strengthening you for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s growth

As we experience ever-evolving demands related to COVID-19, it is more important than ever to stay informed, understand your business, educate your patients and staff, and position your practice for safety and success. Our resource center offers information, guides, and videos from the most credible sources to help you assess and improve your practice, coordinate with your team, and innovate to put your practice in a position of strength.

Consolidated Appropriations Act

Highlighted reforms that will impact dental practices

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 involves funding for federal programs and several COVID relief reforms that impact the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and forgiveness process.

  • A second round of PPP loans will be available for small businesses that can demonstrate a loss of 25% of gross receipts in any quarter during 2020 when compared to the same quarter in 2019.
  • PPP funds can be used to purchase personal protective equipment or to cover the cost of facility modifications that were made to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.
  • PPP forgiveness amount will no longer be reduced by any EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) grant amount the PPP borrower received.
  • Expenses paid for with PPP loan funds that have been, or are expected to be, forgiven are now eligible for deductibility for tax purposes.
  • PPP loans of $150,000 or less will have a much more streamlined, one-page, application form to file for forgiveness.
  • Entities are eligible to apply for new or additional PPP loans if they have 300 employees or less and can illustrate a 25% reduction in revenue in any quarter of 2020.
  • PPP borrowers can now take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

Patient Engagement, Marketing

Effectively communicate and deliver a touch-free experience

Helping patients show up to appointments, understand the importance of oral health and accept treatment plans, is more important than ever following closures due to COVID-19. To market your practice, effectively communicate with patients and deliver a paperless, touchfree visit, it’s imperative that you use a patient engagement tool. Leveraging software solutions can make communicating with patients easier, more effective, automated and even measurable.

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