Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • Compliance Deadlines Looming

    All dental offices nationwide must ensure they are complying with OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard (Hazcom) by June 1. All dentists in California authorized to prescribe controlled substances must register with CURES 2.0 by July 1. June 1, 2016 On June 1, 2016, all chemical …

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  • Drug-Dispensing Dentists in California Must Provide Label Translations

    In January 2016, new regulations for prescription drug labels took effect in California. While these new mandates target mostly pharmacists, they also apply to a dentist who dispenses medications to a patient for use outside of the office. The new rules stipulate that prescription labels …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires February 29, 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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  • Biological Monitoring is the Gold Standard – Spore Testing

    Dental personnel ask us all the time if chemical indicators are adequate to assess sterilizer functionality. In short, the answer is no. Generally speaking, sterilizer monitoring should include a combination of mechanical, chemical, and biological monitoring. However, while chemical and mechanical monitoring can provide early …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires February 29, 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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  • Data Breach Notification Changes Effective Jan 1 – California Regulations

    Starting January 1, 2016, California businesses will be required to implement changes to their data breach notification procedures. New state legislation, Senate Bill 570, sets forth specific standards in formatting in language used in data breach notices provided to affected individuals. Prior to 2016, California …

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  • Do Not Overfill Your Sharps Containers – OSHA Regulation

    On December 3, Cal/OSHA issued a News Release stating that the California agency cited Kaiser Foundation Hospitals $149,000 for exposing workers to injury and infection from used needles in the hospital’s sharps collection containers. At least three employees have been stuck by contaminated needles in …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires December 30, 2015

    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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  • California Dental News: CURES Enrollment Date Delayed

    On October 11th, Governor Brown signed AB 679 into law, which will push back the CURES enrollment deadline from January 1, 2016, to July 1, 2016. CURES, which stands for Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, stores Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substance …

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  • Sterile Irrigants Required During Oral Surgery – Dental Infection Control

    In California, the Dental Board of California (DBC) Infection Control Regulation states that “sterile coolants/irrigants shall be used for surgical procedures involving soft tissue or bone. Sterile coolants/irrigants must be delivered using a sterile delivery system.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention …

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