Alert: COVID-19 closures
The closure order from July 13 does not impact dental practices.
The fight against Big Tobacco and its deceptive tactics and targeting practices continues with CDA joining a large coalition of health care, youth and community organizations to support legislation that would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in California.
CDA and ADA strongly disagree with the World Health Organization’s Aug. 3 guidance advising that routine non-essential oral health care, including oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care, be delayed.
Dentists who do not prescribe, administer or dispense controlled substances may choose not to register or reregister with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. DEA registration is not required to write prescriptions for antibiotics, fluoride and other noncontrolled substances.
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Get to know CDA’s August Student Spotlight, Masooma Rizvi from UCLA School of Dentistry class of 2021.
Now that most schools will remain closed longer than expected, many businesses are unsure of their options for employees or the legal implications that accompany them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Aug. 4 updated its guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every dental practice, whether it is required to install an amalgam separator to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency rule, must complete and submit a one-time compliance report to the local sanitation agency or the California State Water Resources Control Board.
Dentists late Friday were granted an additional 3 ½ weeks to apply for pandemic relief grants through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. The previous application deadline was set for today, Aug. 3.
The Drug Enforcement Administration in a July 29 press release warns registered practitioners that scammers are posing as DEA employees in telephone calls in an attempt to defraud and extort victims. According to the DEA, the scammers are calling from spoofed DEA phone numbers.
Navigating the challenges of providing dental care in the COVID era is a team effort that is easiest to achieve when employees find their jobs rewarding and are motivated to succeed.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s registration fee for prescribers will increase from $731 to $888 for a three-year period, according to the final rule published in the Federal Register last week.
California dentists are required to have a DEA registration if they prescribe, administer or dispense any controlled substances.