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Sterile Irrigants Required During Oral Surgery – Dental Infection Control

In California, the Dental Board of California (DBC) Infection Control Regulation states that “sterile coolants/irrigants shall be used for surgical procedures involving soft tissue or bone. Sterile coolants/irrigants must be delivered using a sterile delivery system.” According to the Center…

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FCC Enhances Consumer Cell Phone Protections: What it Means to Dentists

On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission issued its FCC Declaratory Ruling and Order clarifying requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Ruling, which took effect immediately, enhances consumer protections from unwanted calls and text messages to cell…

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Federal OSHA Provides Eyewash Station Info-sheet – OSHA Compliance

Federal OSHA recently issued an updated resource on properly maintaining eyewash stations in the workplace, addressing the issue of potentially contaminated source water in eyewash stations. Stagnant water or untreated water is more likely to contain hazardous organisms that can damage…

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Online License Renewal for CA Dental Licensees Coming Soon – Dental Board of CA

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is rolling out a new online program that will revolutionize the way dental licensees and license applicants do business. The online program is called BreEZe, which is DCA’s new licensing and enforcement system…

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CDC Hand Hygiene Guidelines for Healthcare Workers – Infection Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides valuable online resources and information on proper hand hygiene in healthcare settings. Educational materials include interactive training for employees, an overview of hand hygiene, CDC guidelines, materials for patients, etc. Additionally,…

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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…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires August 28, 2015

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…

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