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.

New Required Posters Available

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.

Recent updates may be found here.

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How do you know if you need a sedation or anesthesia permit from the Dental Board? Download this handy table to find the answer to your question.
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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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Dental practices should keep abreast of disease outbreaks in their community, especially aerosol transmissible diseases.  A dental practice’s ATD screening procedure should include questions on patient’s potential exposure to measles. Following is the most recent news release from the state Department of Public Health.


Dental practices that are HIPAA covered entities are hearing all types of recommendations and “must-dos” when it comes to their information systems and the HIPAA Security Rule. Thus, it is a good time to know that HIPAA allows a covered entity to be flexible in its compliance approach.  The flexible approach is actually a rule. Below is the text.

HIPAA and state laws overlap in many areas, and compliance with the more restrictive element of overlapping laws is required. Your practice privacy policies and procedures should include information on California law that differs from HIPAA. Be aware that state law expands the applicability of information privacy and security standards to all who use or store patient health information. All dental practices, and not just those who store or transmit patient health information electronically, must comply with state privacy and security standards.    Read more >>
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