Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • The Importance of Dental Unit Waterline Maintenance – Infection Control

    Documented Infection Transmission from DUWLs In April 2016, twenty pediatric dental patients had to be hospitalized due to infection transmission of Mycobacterium abscessus from contaminated dental unit water used during pulpotomies. And from March-August 2016, 58 pediatric patients became infected with of M. abscessus also …

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  • California DEA Registrants: Mandatory CURES Check Starts July 1, 2017

    In an effort to identify and deter prescription drug abuse and diversion, in September 2016, California Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 482 into law. SB 482, which takes effect on July 1, 2017, requires all healthcare providers who are registered with the U.S. Drug …

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  • CURES 1.0 System Being Decommissioned on March 4th

    Last month, the California Department of Justice and the California Department of Consumer Affairs issued a joint notification to all affected parties that the CURES 1.0 system will no longer be available after Saturday, March 4, 2017. The old system allows access from all web …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System

    For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive up-to-date, accurate regulatory information delivered …

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  • Amalgam Separator Rule Part of Government Freeze

    According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the White House’s memorandum dated January 20, 2017, to freeze all or new pending regulations includes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule, which would require dental offices to install amalgam separators. The freeze applies to all new …

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  • OSHA Forms 300 & 300A – Dentistry Exempt from Maintaining/Posting

    It is that time of year again, time for employers to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A Summary, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted each …

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  • End-of-Year Workplace Safety Walk-through – OSHA Compliance

    With the end of the year drawing near, it is a good time to conduct a safety walk-through of your dental clinic to examine your written operating instructions, training programs, records, and daily practices to ensure a safe workplace for your staff, as well as …

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  • The DBC Wants Your Email Address – Dental Board of California

    In September 2015, California Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 179 into law, which requires, by July 1, 2016, every dental licensee applicant and current licensee to report to the Dental Board of California (DBC) his or her email address. Under the new law, the DBC …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires December 31, 2016

    For California dentists who’ve ever lost sleep worrying about compliance with state, federal and Dental Board regulations! When you order OSHA Review, you’ll understand why dentists in California have relied on their subscriptions for more than twenty years. You’ll receive up-to-date, accurate regulatory information delivered …

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  • Did You Know … California Dental Regulation

    Did you know… all California licensed dentists authorized to prescribe controlled substances must register for access to CURES 2.0 by July 1, 2016? Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental professionals with comprehensive programs to support regulatory compliance and infection control. We are a …

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