CDC’s Recommends Safe Parenteral Injection Practices in Dentistry

Safe parenteral injection practices are intended to prevent transmission of infectious diseases between one patient and another, or between a patient and dental personnel during preparation and injection of medications. Dental personnel most frequently perform parenteral injections when administering local…

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Handling Contaminated Laundry in a California Dental Office -CA Dental Regulations

Reusable contaminated protective attire must be laundered in accordance with Cal/OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Cal/OSHA defines “contaminated laundry” to be “laundry which has been soiled with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) or may contain sharps”. Employees may NOT…

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OSHA Expects Dental Offices to Be Prepared for Emergency Situations

Nobody expects an emergency or a disaster to happen. Yet, emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. Employers should establish effective safety and health management systems that prepare employees for emergencies to ensure that employers and workers have the…

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Reminder for DEA Registrants in California: October 2, 2018 is the Compliance Date for CURES Monitoring

Beginning October 2, a California healthcare practitioner registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and authorized to prescribe, order, administer, or furnish a controlled substance must consult the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) 2.0 for a…

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