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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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 >>
An updated guide to prescribing dental radiographs and limiting exposure to radiation was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Dental Association last week. It updates the 2004 recommendations. The guide deals only with the standard dental imaging techniques of intraoral and common extraoral examinations, excluding cone-beam computer tomography (CBCT).    Read more >>
As of November 28, 2012, dental practices are required to post a new notice to consumers. Business and Professions Code Section 138 requires the Dental Board, and other licensing boards within the state Department of Consumer Affairs, to require a licensee to post a notice that informs consumers that the licensee is regulated by the state. The notice must be accessible to public view on the premises where dental services are provided. Required information must be in at least 48-point type.    Read more >>
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If you provide employment references for former employees, direct staff that references are provided only by the practice owner, or specific supervisor. Be consistent and keep the information professional and limited to the job title, duties performed in the office, dates of employment, salary range and if the employee is eligible for rehire.