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CDPH Releases Return-to-Work Guidance for Dentistry in California

On May 7, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a guidance document entitled Guidance for Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care, which provides information for California dentists on resuming dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines were developed to assist dental practitioners to resume clinically necessary dental care for previously scheduled procedures or for those non-COVID-19 patients who are likely to develop dental emergencies taking into account the following considerations:

  • Local infection statistics
  • Supply issues
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • COVID-19 screening and testing procedures for patients
  • Infection control protocols

During the pandemic, dental healthcare personnel should regularly check their local health department website for information and important updates about COVID-19.

Since 1992, OSHA Review, Inc. has provided dental professionals with comprehensive programs to support regulatory compliance and infection control. We are a registered continuing education provider in the state of California, specializing in Dental Practice Act, infection control, and OSHA training.

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