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Before renewing license, some California dentists must submit fingerprint to dental board

California-licensed dentists who do not have a fingerprint on record in the dental board’s section of the Department of Consumer…

February 21, 2024 Regulatory Compliance

Abyde’s HIPAA eBook defines HIPAA and why it matters in the dental practice

Navigating the complexities of HIPAA compliance can be overwhelming, especially when you have numerous pressing concerns in your daily practice….

February 20, 2024 Privacy/HIPAA

New reporting requirement for most dental practice owners under Corporate Transparency Act

Owners of small businesses with fewer than 20 employees are newly required to report their ownership information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in compliance with the federal Corporate Transparency Act. 

January 23, 2024 Regulatory Compliance

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate Cal/OSHA documentation compliance this winter

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Cal/OSHA documentation requirements are the focus in the first quarter of 2024. CDA members are invited to take the Q1 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions. 

January 16, 2024 Regulatory Compliance

SmileDirectClub abruptly closing global operations, abandoning customers mid-treatment

In the aftermath of SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure in early December, dentists may experience an uptick in patients needing orthodontic treatment. CDA has created FAQ to help members manage anticipated questions and concerns from past SmileDirectClub customers. 

December 14, 2023 Patient Care

California law requires use of lead or lead-equivalent aprons during dental X-rays

Recommendations to discontinue patient shielding are increasing, but, for now, dentists must continue to follow California regulation that requires patients be draped with a protective lead or lead-equivalent apron during dental radiography.

December 7, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

New county vaccination orders include California dental offices

Two California counties have issued new flu and COVID-19 vaccination orders that include dental offices and will take effect Nov. 1. Counties may amend their orders at any time and other counties could issue new orders during flu season. 

October 12, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line offers guidance for complex practice challenges

Seeking specialized advice from risk management experts is essential for addressing the complexities of running a dental practice and managing employee dynamics. Collaboration with TDIC’s Advice Line analysts contributes to the long-term viability, success and prosperity of the dental practice.

October 3, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Radiation machine inspections in the dental office: What to expect, how to prepare

Dentists and X-ray machine registrants must properly document occupational exposure to radiation and maintain those records in anticipation of periodic inspections. In California, dental offices are to be inspected every five years and may be scheduled for an on-site inspection. 

September 12, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Flu season begins: In California, dentists can provide flu, COVID vaccines

The CDC recommends that individuals receive their flu vaccination in September or October. Some cities and counties in California mandate that certain health care workers, including workers in dental offices, receive the flu vaccine. 
 

August 31, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Learning opportunities: CDA experts will discuss LGBTQ+ issues in dentistry, HIPAA compliance and more in San Jose Sept. 7-9

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Jose September 7-9 will feature opportunities to learn from CDA’s experts and earn C.E. credit.

August 21, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Ensuring ethical dental care: Obtaining legal consent for nonverbal adults

Obtaining proper, legal consent for nonverbal adults is of paramount importance in the dental practice. By becoming familiar with local laws, employing effective communication strategies, involving caregivers and advocate, and maintaining documentation, dentists can provide ethical care for a vulnerable population. 

August 9, 2023 Regulatory Compliance
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