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 the CDA Compass 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
Hydrocodone drugs reclassified

08/22/2014
Despite concerns expressed by the ADA and other stakeholders, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finalized a rule to classify hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin and Norco as Schedule II drugs instead of Schedule III. The reclassification, effective Oct. 6, will impact dentists with a Schedule III DEA registration because they will have to reregister with the DEA for Schedule II authority to continue prescribing/refilling certain pain-relieving medications for their patients.

 

State releases new chart on dental medical waste disposal

08/21/2014
The subject of medical waste disposal has been one of the more frequent questions from members coming into CDA’s Practice Support lately. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has posted a new chart on dental medical waste disposal. While the law hasn't changed, the new chart can help dentists who are curious about the storage time for different types of medical waste.

 

08/12/2014
It was a week before Christmas last year when the practice of Robert Meaglia, DDS, in Rocklin was broken into through the back door. The burglars took everything they could get their hands on, from toothbrushes to a Gameboy. But the most important thing they stole was the main unencrypted computer that had all of Meaglia’s patients’ information on it.

 

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