Revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards took effect June 17 with several major changes for California employers, including the requirement to make COVID-19 testing available at no cost during paid time to employees in qualifying situations.
CDA’s dental assistant recruiting program, Smile Crew of California, has launched its pilot program in the Bay Area with nearly two dozen participants. In this week’s Leadership Corner, Dr. Tippett-Whyte gives us insight on how the program is helping to fill dental assistant job openings across the state and details on what to expect next.
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CDA members are asking how the state’s reopening will apply to dental practices. Get answers to questions about physical distancing, patient screening, the use of face coverings and other requirements that will continue in health care settings after June 15.
As California moves forward with reopening the economy and lifting the statewide mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals on June 15, dental practice owners should be prepared to communicate to patients that face coverings will still be required in the dental office.
The increase and severity of ransomware attacks prompted the Biden administration on June 2 to issue an open letter to business leaders asking them to treat the threat of ransomware attacks with great urgency.
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board on June 9 voted to withdraw the revisions to its COVID-19 prevention emergency temporary standards that the board approved June 3 and sent to the Office of Administrative Law for approval.
Registered dental assistants and registered dental assistants in extended functions who are applying for licensure in California now have additional time to complete their examination requirements. The Department of Consumer Affairs on June 3 approved a waiver that grants an extension to RDAs and RDAEFs whose clinical exams have been delayed because of the pandemic.
The California Department of Consumer Affairs on June 3 temporarily waived license-renewal requirements for dental professionals in the state whose licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and July 31, 2021.