Top trending CDA Practice Support resources

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

Financial Agreement and Consent
The sample financial agreement and consent form is a tool to utilize during the patient financial discussion. It is recommended the financial options and patient obligation be documented to further solidify the patient's understanding and financial consent.

Sharps Injury Log
When an employee is injured by a contaminated sharp, the employer must ensure specific information is recorded on a sharps injury log. Use this form to record the required information. This form is part of the CDA Regulatory Compliance Manual.

Amended FEHA Discrimination & Harassment Regulations
California's Fair Employment and Housing Council adopted amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations. These amendments, which generally apply to employers of five or more employees, require employers to develop and distribute anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and complaint investigation policies by April 1, 2016. Employers with one or more employees are also covered by the anti-harassment provisions. In addition, employers with 50 or more employees must update sexual harassment prevention training policies and comply with specific record keeping requirements. 

Patient Financial Responsibility for Elective Upgraded Services
When a patient selects an upgraded service or material, such as Captek or Lava crowns, the additional lab costs don't always have to be written off. Some dental benefit plans will make an allowance for the additional lab fee.  Follow the tips, and utilize this form to inform patients of their potential additional financial responsibility.

Medical Emergency Kit
What do you need in your medical emergency kit? The answer is determined by your practice type, your patient base, and the training you and your staff have had.

To view these resources, visit cda.org/practicesupport.