Category Archive for: ‘California Dental Regulation’

  • Do Not Reuse Disposable Items – Dental Infection Control

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends, and many state dental boards require, that single-use, or disposable, devices be used on one patient only and then discarded. Single-use items in dentistry are usually not heat-tolerant and oftentimes cannot be reliably cleaned. Such …

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  • OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires August 28, 2015

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    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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  • Dental Board Issued Mislabeled Renewal Notices – California Dentist

    The Dental Board of California (DBC) issued an alert to California dentists whose license/permit expire in August 2015. The renewal notices were mailed in envelopes with an incorrect return address, which stated the Bureau of Automotive Repair instead of the Dental Board of California. The …

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  • July August 2015 OSHA Review Newsletter on Its Way – OSHA Review Subscriber

    The July/August 2015 issue of OSHA Review, providing information on fluoride supplementation, is on its way. Look for it next week! Training Tip: It is recommended that dental practitioners balancing fluoride supplementation for patients to achieve maximum protection against dental caries while reducing the likelihood …

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  • AwDA Rules: Offices Must Allow Service Animals – Dental Regulations

    Dental offices must permit people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto their premises. The federal Americans with Disability Act (AwDA) defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Under the AwDA, all …

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  • Written X-Ray Safety Plan Required in CA Dental Offices – CA Dental Regulations

    The Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is charged with enforcing x-ray safety requirements in California. Last week we spoke with an RHB representative who asked if we could send out a reminder to our clients that dental offices …

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  • Supervision of Dental Auxiliaries in California – Dental Practice Act

    When dentists utilize their office staff legally and effectively, they can increase office efficiency and production, as well as provide a more rewarding work environment for employees. Therefore, it is important to be able to determine the dental auxiliary duties that the Dental Board of …

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  • ADA News: EPA Postpones Amalgam Separator Rule

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    In late May, the American Dental Association (ADA) reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is postponing the release of a new amalgam separator rule. Initially, the rule was expected to become final in September 2015, but will be delayed until September 2016. The EPA …

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  • Proper Labeling Chemical Containers – Hazcom Regulatory Compliance

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    OSHA requires every original chemical container to have a primary shipping label from the manufacturer with a few exceptions: Drugs for patient care, consumer chemicals, and pesticides, including disinfectants and dental unit waterline cleaners, are not subject to the labeling requirements. The chemical manufacturer must …

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  • Hazcom Deadline Looming for Manufacturers – Regulatory Compliance

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    On June 1, 2015, chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors must be in compliance with all modified provisions of the updated Federal Hazard Communication Standard. As of that date, chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide updated chemical labels and safety data sheets – …

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