COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted To Administer Vaccine

COVID-19 Update: CA Dentists Permitted to Administer Vaccine

On January 4, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued a waiver to permit dentists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients. According to the waiver, dentists in California with required training may independently initiate and…

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The Needlestick Safety And Prevention Act Turns 20

The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act Turns 20

November 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which mandated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to add safety provisions to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. These included: New requirements for the evaluation and…

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EPA Announces Over 500 Disinfectant Products Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

EPA Announces Over 500 Disinfectant Products Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

According to a News Release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dated October 21, 2020, the EPA has now approved more than 500 surface disinfectant products with proven efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019…

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CE Waiver For CA Dental Licensees Extended To April 2021

CE Waiver for CA Dental Licensees Extended to April 2021

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) released its fourth Waiver Notice, dated October 22, to extend the continuing education (CE) requirements for California dental licensees whose active licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2020. According to…

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