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Regulatory Compliance

Keep ahead of the compliance process with our customizable Regulatory Compliance Manual. Plus, learn about CURES and opioid pain management, review upcoming regulation deadlines and check your practice’s compliance.
PPE Requirements for Dental Practices

Quick reference chart to understand PPE requirements for dental practices. 

COVID Addendum to the IIPP

This sample addendum to the injury and illness prevention plan has been updated for consistency with the Cal/OSHA nonemergency COVID-19 prevention regulation effective in 2023

Putting On and Taking Off PPE

CDC Guidance for Donning and Doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

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Stay informed about the upcoming dates and deadlines.

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Regulatory Compliance Manual

This manual provides sample written plans and forms to assist a dental practice in Cal/OSHA compliance. It also has information on waste management.

CURES and Opioid Pain Management

CDA continues to promote best practices and compliance with state and federal laws regarding opioid pain management.

Resource Library

Access an online library of downloadable articles, guides, templates, checklists and forms.

Regulatory Compliance News

Hidden dangers: Ethical and legal risks of audio and video recording in the dental office

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.

New safety sharp available; some California dental offices should review it

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.

California dentists should review C.E. requirements as dental board resumes audits

CDA encourages dentists to review continuing education requirements as the dental board resumes conducting C.E. audits. Common C.E. deficiencies include failure to complete a mandatory C.E. course, the minimum required units for license renewal or a course from an approved provider.