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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Here's a summary of Cal/OSHA citations and penalties assessed for dental offices from October 2011 through September 2012. The table is ordered by the standard cited most frequently. Not all cases included in this table are closed. This means that citations may be added or deleted to open cases and final penalty amounts may change.    Read more >>
The state Department of Justice (DOJ) reports that Atlantic Associates (AAI) has implemented its online Direct Dispense reporting application for data submission to California's prescription monitoring program, CURES. This new application is primarily designed for direct dispensing practitioners but is also for those pharmacies and software vendors without the ability to create an electronic .txt file in ASAP format for submission of data to CURES. Effective immediately, DOJ will no longer accept paper data submissions.    Read more >>
The ADA announced today the availability of updated recommendations. To read them, go to the upper right corner of this page and click on the word "Directory." When the page loads, scroll down to the Information section and click to access Clinical Resources. The third bullet in the left column is titled "American Dental Association, Antibiotics: Your Heart and Joints." Click on the title to go to the ADA site. Scroll down the page to start reading the recommendations and associated documents.    Read more >>
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If you dispense controlled substances to your patients, you must file regular reports with the state Department of Justice CURES program. "Dispensing" does not include the administration or prescribing of drugs.