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Why Do Dental Plans Conduct Credentialing

Dental plans conduct credentialing, which is the collection and verification of an applicant’s professional qualifications such as relevant training, licensure, certification, and/or registration to practice in a health care field and academic background, as well as an assessment of whether the practitioner meets certain criteria relating to professional competence and conduct.

Patient Records - Requirements and Best Practices

Format and content, patient access to records and requests to amend, disclosure of information, data breach notification, retention and disposal, transferring records in a sale.

Is it a covered benefit? Understanding the noncovered services law

Understand the CA law that regulates what dentists can charge patients for procedures that the policy does not cover AB 2275.

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Legal Reference Guide for California Dentists - Chapter 1, Introduction

An overview of how to use the complete guide, what laws apply to dentistry and how they work, and what CDA's attorneys can do for you.

Effective External Marketing Strategies Checklist

Consider this checklist a comprehensive overview of areas and tactics to consider when creating your practice’s external marketing plan.

Communicating Radiation Safety to Your Patients

Are you confident your patients understand the necessity of diagnostic X-rays? Here are some of the questions you may get from patients and guidance on how to best respond.

Dental Software Transition Checklists

Whether you are transitioning from paper to electronic records or switching software, you will benefit from the information provided in these checklists.

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What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting

Employers of five or more full-time or part-time employees must make PDL available to employees. This resource outlines updated 2021 leave obligations and provides guidance for employers managing pregnancy leave and accommodation considerations.

CFRA Documentation Checklist - For Employer Use Only

Checklist to ensure completion of all necessary documentation for an employee's CFRA leave request. For employer use only.

Becoming a Great Associate: Advice From Your Peers

The following advice was gathered from multiple interviews conducted by CDA staff with CDA member dentists who were associates or recently had been associates when interviewed.

CFRA Guidance

Dental practice owners should be aware and prepared for major changes to California’s Family Rights Act that go into effect Jan. 1, 2021.

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Respirator Fit Testing Requirements

Summary of the Cal/OSHA requirements for medical evaluation and fit testing tight-fitting respirators such the N95 and elastomeric respirators.

How to do a HIPAA Risk Analysis

This is the third of four presentations created to train a dental practice’s privacy officer and security officer on the requirements of federal and state privacy laws and on their respective responsibilities. 

Communicating Radiation Safety to Your Patients

Are you confident your patients understand the necessity of diagnostic X-rays? Here are some of the questions you may get from patients and guidance on how to best respond.

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