Top 5 CDA Practice Support resources in August

CDA Practice Support is designed to help dentists navigate the business side of dentistry with ease, and it is chock-full of valuable resources to help them run their practices.

Below are the top five trending CDA Practice Support resources in the categories of practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans and regulatory compliance.

5 Ways to Create and Promote a Healthy Workplace

Companies today are making strides at prioritizing health in the workplace — everything from thwarting sniffles and sneezes to reducing aches and pains to emphasizing and fostering healthy-living habits. By placing an emphasis on workplace wellness, employers can reduce absenteeism, boost productivity, increase employee retention and gain a competitive edge.

My Patient Filed Bankruptcy — Will I Be Paid?

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, the amount of bankruptcies filed has significantly decreased over the last five years. California led the nation in 2010, with more than 59,000 filings for the first quarter of the year but has now dropped to fourth with just over 10,000 for 2015. Georgia now tops the mark nearing 13,000, followed by Illinois with more than 11,000 filings. Florida also topped the 10,000 mark for 2015. Although the number of bankruptcies has significantly decreased, it is still a relevant issue that dental offices have to deal with.

Dental Board of California Infection Control Regulations

This is a copy of California Code of Regulations Title 16 Section 1005. The regulations require a written protocol be developed, maintained and periodically updated for proper instrument processing, operatory cleanliness and management of injuries.

Change in Relationship Notice

There are many reasons for an employee's status to change — from termination to leave of absence. Use this form when an employee is changing their employment status.

Developing Manuals and Policies (PowerPoint)

Need to develop or redevelop your office employment manual? This resource will help you understand why manuals and policies are vital to practice success; help you recognize the differences between mandatory and optional language; identify the most common mistakes made; and comprehend new employee protocols.

CDA Practice Support resources are available to CDA members and can be accessed via the orange tabs on the right side of cda.org/practicesupport.

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Over the last year, CDA has heard from its members about a scam involving other individuals filing tax returns under members’ names. Other health professionals have reported being targeted as well. The Internal Revenue Service is in the process of taking steps to combat this type of activity.

In today’s market, patients have become extremely busy, and “emergency appointments” have become more common. Therefore, every dental office should design and implement their own “emergency protocol” and customize it to accommodate the changing patient landscape.

Navigating the dynamic world of dental benefits is key to managing a smart practice. The Dental Benefits Workshop provides participants the opportunity to earn 12 C.E. credits during a two-day, in-person seminar. They will learn how to analyze and evaluate existing dental plan performance in their offices while getting hands-on experience from industry experts on how to navigate the world of dental benefits.