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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This checklist provides an overview of what dental practices need to do to comply with Dental Board, occupational safety, employment, environmental, patient privacy, and general business requirements. This list offers general information and does not take the place of legal advice.

This list is not exhaustive and each item may not be applicable to every situation.
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CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual
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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If you are a dental corporation, you may have received in the mail a solicitation to use a costly service to file required documents. California corporations must file annually a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State's Office. You may file this yourself instead of paying for a service to file it for you. If you think you are a victim of a fraudulent solicitation, you can file a complaint with the state Attorney General's Office.    Read more >>
The state Radiological Health Branch (RHB) is sending postcard notices to dental offices in advance of inspecting their x-ray equipment. The inspections will be conducted by mail.    Read more >>
Your patient wants to discuss his or treatment via email, but you don't use encryption and cannot assure the security of the patient's information during transmission. Can you proceed? Yes you can, according to a recent statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency that enforces HIPAA. Unencrypted emails may be sent to patients who have been advised of risks and have consented to receive unencrypted emails.    Read more >>
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Utilize a block scheduling system that books 80% of your daily goal before lunch. In doing this, you will have a much lighter afternoon schedule and less pressure to hit your goals late in the day.