Dental CE Requirements – California

California Dental Continuing Education (CCR 1015-1017) – Each dental practitioner must obtain, from a DBC-approved registered CE provider, a specific number of CE units during each renewal period, every 2 years. Dentists need 50 units per renewal cycle, while RDAs,…

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OSHA Compliance – Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirements

Under OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), the hepatitis B virus (HBV) three-shot vaccination series must be made available at no cost to all employees with occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, within ten working days…

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Did you know… CA dentists must maintain sterilizer monitoring records?

The Dental Board of California’s Infection Control Regulation states the following with respect to maintaining sterilizer biological monitoring records: “Proper functioning of the sterilization cycle of all sterilization devices shall be verified at least weekly through the use of a…

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Dental Compliance – HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

As part of HIPAA requirements, dentists who transmit electronic health records must comply with the Security Rule, which requires them to adopt adequate means for safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patients’ protected health information. Examples of security measures…

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Did You Know… Dental Disinfectant Products

Title 16. Dental Board of California,  § 1005. Minimum Standards for Infection Control, Sterilization and Disinfection: (11) Cleaning must precede any disinfection or sterilization process. Products used to clean items or surfaces prior to disinfection procedures shall be used according…

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