Regulatory Compliance
The Dental Board and Cal/OSHA are not the only entities that regulate your practice. Find out about these other entities and how they can impact your practice. Start your Cal/OSHA compliance process by downloading our Regulatory Compliance Manual and customize it for use in your office. Also, download required documents, checklists, forms and more.
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Prescribing, dispensing, and administering controlled substances requires registration with the DEA and compliance with state and federal laws. Read this article to learn more about reporting lost/stolen drugs and prescription forms, disposing of controlled substances, and the state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
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This guide  includes excerpts from California Radiation Control Regulations Title 17. Dental practices with x-ray equipment are required to have a copy of this guide or a copy of Title 17. They also are required to have a written radiation safety program. A template for a radiation safety program is included in the guide, as well as information to provide pregnant employees. This guide is part of the CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual. Updated December 2014
This is a list of best management practices and information resources on managing amalgam waste.
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Amalgam separators are required for most dental offices in the San Francisco Bay area, but what about other California dental practices? Many of you are aware that EPA announced in 2010 that it would develop a rule that will require amalgam separators for dental practices across the country. The rule was to be released in 2011 and finalized in 2012. I can tell you that after I attended a state environmental conference, those other dental practices can continue to wait.    Read more >>
Why Fingerprints?
By Teresa Pichay on 03/12/2012
It's a question I have heard a lot lately. The Dental Board's requirement to provide digital fingerprints for license renewal became effective last July and CDA publicized it through the usual channels. It seems, however, that some licensees are just getting the news with the receipt of their license renewal packet. I've heard from dentists who are just curious about why the requirement came about, and others who are upset about an infringement on their right to privacy. Here is the story behind the retroactive fingerprint requirement.    Read more >>
February is the month most California employers are required to post their Cal/OSHA Log 300. Do you know if you have to post this form?    Read more >>
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When changing your practice address or tax identification number, be sure to update the Dental Board of California, the NPPES (NPI registry) and any dental plans you may be contracted with and/or bill on behalf of your patients.