Masks are still required in the dental office.
Get resources to help your office communicate mask requirements.
Along with the benefit of compliance with state regulations to prevent controlled-substance abuse, ePrescribing can improve clinical care and efficiency.
A solo dental practitioner and two dental practices are among the latest health care providers to be held accountable for potential violations of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule.
All businesses that are open to the public, including dental practices, should ensure their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A scam targeting dentists is flaring up again. CDA Practice Support heard last week from a member dentist whose associate received a call from a fraudster posing as a California dental board official. The caller told the associate her dental license had been suspended for suspicious drug activity in Texas and Mexico.
Updated mask guidance from the California Department of Public Health, effective March 1, very clearly states that face masks are still required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in specified high-risk settings, which include dental offices and all other health care settings.
When performing or involved with aerosol-generating procedures (open suctioning of airways, sputum induction and others), dental health care personnel should continue to wear NIOSH-approved N95, N95-equivalent or higher-level respirators.
The universal face-mask mandate will end Feb. 16 for most vaccinated Californians in public indoor settings, including restaurants and entertainment venues, but masks will continue to be required for all individuals in dental and medical offices and other specified settings.
The February 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features articles on how dentistry has responded and adapted to the “new normal” of living and practicing with COVID-19, with the expectation that SARS-CoV-2 will eventually become endemic.
CDA’s Practice Support and The Dentists Insurance Company have experienced and increase in calls from dental offices that are unsure of how or if they are required to notify patients after a dentist or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.