Regulations

Keeping politically informed is vital to your professional success. Stay up-to-date about licensing, compliance, mandates, workers’ compensation and other issues, including action at the Dental Board of California.

Regulatory Compliance

Do you need guidance on how to comply with the laws and regulations? Don’t worry. CDA tracks the complex processes leading to new laws and regulations. Resources available on CDA Practice Support can help you meet local, state, and federal regulations that impact the dental profession.

Updates to the Required Poster Set

The orange and grey set of required posters, printed by CDA and provided by your component dental society, was published and distributed to members in April 2013. Each member is entitled to one free set.  Additional poster sets may be purchased from the online store or by calling CDA at 800.232.7645.

Agencies update posters from time to time.  When a poster is updated or when a new poster is required, information will be available here on cda.org.  You can download new posters from the links provided.

A complete list of Required Postings in a Dental Office can be found in the Practice Support section of this website.

In the News
Ebola, infection control guidance

10/09/2014
The ADA is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide resources, including an upcoming webinar, for dentists regarding infection control and the Ebola virus. The ADA, along with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), is developing a webinar focusing on infection control procedures in the dental office. The ADA and CDA will provide members with information on the webinar as soon as it is posted.

 

Hydrocodone schedule change now in effect

10/08/2014
Dentists are reminded that starting Oct. 6, hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin and Norco are classified as Schedule II drugs and require Schedule II authority to prescribe. CDA reminds dentists to visit the DEA’s website to ensure their registration is up-to-date. Pharmacists will be checking the website for proper authority before filling Schedule II prescriptions. Dentists whose registration status is not updated should anticipate receiving pharmacists’ phone calls prior to filling prescriptions for Vicodin, Norco or similar products.

 

New law protects patient premium dollars

10/06/2014
CDA's advocacy efforts have resulted in Gov. Jerry Brown signing CDA's sponsored bill, AB 1962, which establishes standardized requirements for dental plans to disclose how they spend patient premium dollars, along with three other CDA-supported bills. Read a breakdown of these legislative actions.

 

CDA Compass
Regulatory Compliance Manual
Practice Support Store
Compass Resources
Written Opinion of Health Care Evaluator  CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual - Record
Individual Training Documentation Form  CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual - Record
Required Postings in a Dental Office  CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual - Appendix 4
Sharps Injury Log  CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual - Record