Top trending CDA Practice Support resources

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.

1.) Required Postings in a Dental Office
CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual - Appendix 4
This resource contains links to employment posters that are required to be conspicuously displayed at dental offices. Required pamphlets are also listed. CDA offers, as a membership benefit, reproductions of most of these posters. Posters also can be printed, or ordered, from federal or state agency web sites. This resource is part of the CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual.

2.) Regulatory Compliance Checklist
This checklist provides an overview of what dental practices need to do to comply with Dental Board, occupational safety, employment, environmental, patient privacy, and general business requirements. This list offers general information and does not take the place of legal advice. This list is not exhaustive and each item may not be applicable to every situation.

3.) Consent Form for Use or Disclosure of Patient Health Information
The use or disclosure of patient health information is dictated by both the federal HIPAA law and California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. State law is more restrictive than federal law, and it applies to all health care providers. State law allows the use or disclosure of patient health information with certain limitations and without patient authorization for specific purposes listed in the form's instructions. This form may be used to obtain consent to use patient's information for any other purpose.

4.) Decision to Terminate Checklist
Before terminating an employee, utilize this checklist to ensure compliance with California law. If you are still uncertain about these requirements, contact a practice support analyst to discuss your situation 800.232.7645.

5.) What to Do When a Patient Asks for a Refund
This article provides an overview of how to properly distribute a refund and avoid costly mistakes in a dental practice.