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Dental practice, environment & radiation, infection control, Cal/OSHA and HIPPA.

Multiple state and federal agencies are charged with regulating dental practices. Keep on top of the compliance process by downloading our versatile and customizable resources.

Jan 26, 2022: CE Completion Deadline for Individuals Whose License Expired March 2020 – Sept 2021

Dentists, registered dental assistants and registered dental hygienists whose active license expire in the period March 31, 2020 to Sept 30, 2021 are granted an extension of time to complete continuing education required for license renewal. The CE must be completed by Jan 26, 2022. Read more in this DCA order

Jan. 1, 2022: New Anesthesia and Sedation Permits

Senate Bill 501, which changed requirements to hold general anesthesia and sedation permits, took effect. Any holder of a general anesthesia, conscious sedation or oral conscious sedation for minors permit is required to apply for a new permit once their current permit expires after Jan. 1, 2022. Implementing regulations and permit applications became available in August 2022. See the news article for more information.

January 1, 2023: Comply with new permit requirements for general anesthesia, moderate sedation and minor sedation

SB 501 established new requirements for dentists administering or ordering the administration of general anesthesia, deep sedation, and minimal sedation. The legislation called for the new requirements to be implemented by Jan. 1, 2022. However, regulations are still being promulgated. CDA will update members on impacts to current and new permit holders as information becomes available. Review a summary of those requirements in Sedation and Anesthesia Permits.

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