Regulatory Compliance

Virtual membership meeting offers strategies for dental practice teams to prevent workplace violence

Recent tragic events and resulting legislation have led business owners, including dentists, to think seriously about workplace violence. As a…

May 29, 2024 |Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance

Workplace violence prevention plan must be implemented by California dental practices by July 1

May 3, 2024: The article as first published reported incorrectly that the law only applies to California employers with 10…

May 1, 2024 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

Dentists must screen patients for measles, other ATDs, before providing treatment

As cases of the highly contagious but preventable measles viral infection increase across the U.S. due to delayed childhood vaccinations,…

March 20, 2024 |Cal/OSHA Safety Regulations, News Articles, Patient Care

Recommended actions for practices affected by Change Healthcare cyberattack

Updated March 12 to include anticipated restoration of services plus information on specific impacts to electronic prescribing and Medi-Cal Dental…

March 7, 2024 |News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance

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 |Dental Practice & Licensing, News Articles, 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 |Endorsed Services, News Articles, 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 |News Articles, Practice Management, 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 |Employment Practices, News Articles, 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 |Dental Practice & Licensing, News Articles, 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 |Environment & Radiation, News Articles, 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 |Infection Control, News Articles, 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 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management/TDIC