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The recording of conversations between dentists and patients can pose significant risks to dental professionals, including potential HIPAA violations, loss of control over the use of the recording and legal issues related to consent. Dentists should take steps to protect patient privacy, including verbiage prohibiting recording in the office and educating staff members on the potential risks associated with recording conversations.
A new safety needle is on the market and is now the fifth safety needle, or safety sharp, available to California dentists. Dental practices that do not use safety sharps should evaluate the NopoGuard as part of the Cal/OSHA-required documentation.
Local dental societies and dentists have successfully implemented CDA’s Dental Assistant Training curriculum to provide effective, accelerated training to the labor force in their areas. Learn more about these local programs and CDA’s upcoming Smile Crew CA Dental Assistant Training Bootcamp.