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 2013
This is a list of best management practices and information resources on managing amalgam waste.
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Zombie apocalypses not withstanding, the recent CDC guidance on preparing for such an event succeeded in drawing a lot of attention to a subject most of us need to spend more time thinking about--emergency preparedness. As a practice owner, you also must plan how you will run your practice with limited or no access to your office, your records, or your staff. Business continuity planning goes hand-in-hand with emergency preparedness.    Read more >>
Confused about whether you need to post licenses or to wear name tags or to post a list of licensed staff? Are you aware of the new requirement to inform patients of the highest academic degree earned by each person licensed by the Dental Board? Read on to find out what the laws require you to do.    Read more >>
Here's a summary of Cal/OSHA citations and penalties for dental offices from October 2009 to September 2010.    Read more >>
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Before prescribing fluoride, check the state Department of Public Health website for fluoridation levels in your patients' communities. The link to the site can be found on the External Links/Clinical Resources page at cda.org/practicesupport.