01/04/2013

Top 10 CDA Compass resources in 2012


From the latest updates on infection control regulation to a reference guide for all things legal as it pertains to dentistry, the Practice Support Center’s website, cda.org/compass has it all.

Below is a list of the Top 10 Compass Resources in 2012:

  1. Exposure Control Plan
  2. What to do When a Patient Asks for a Refund
  3. Tips and Sample Letters to Manage Missed Appointments
  4. 2012-2013 Sample Employee Manual
  5. Controlled Substances Prescribing and Dispensing
  6. Dental Board of California Infection Control Regulations
  7. Patient Financial Agreement and Consent Form
  8. Benefit Breakdown Form
  9. Proposition 65 FAQ For Dentists
  10. School Absences and Sample Release Form

For more information, visit cda.org/compass.





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