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GOT EXPIRED DRUGS?

Saturday, April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and the majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.…

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Establishing a Culture of Safety and Well-Being in the Office

Establishing and cultivating a culture of safety and well-being in the workplace is an integral part of an office health and safety policy. And it starts with valuing employees and treating them with respect, especially since most OSHA inspections are triggered…

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ADA Sponsoring Two Webinars on Abuse and Neglect in Patients

All dental professionals are required to report suspected signs of abuse and neglect in patients, which is often referred to as “mandatory reporting”, and to be trained on the reporting requirements. To help ensure that dental professionals are properly trained, the American…

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California Dentists: Requirement to Have Serial Numbers on Prescription Forms for Controlled Substances Delayed Until 2021

In late February 2019, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 149, which is expected to be signed into law next week and delays implementation of AB 1753 from 2019 to 2021. The bill includes an urgency clause meaning the…

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DBC Continuing Education and Cal/OSHA Training for Dental Office Personnel

Two main regulatory agencies, the Dental Board of California (DBC)and Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), require employee education and training in a dental office. However, they have separate requirements with very different objectives. Employee safety is the sole focus of Cal/OSHA…

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Required BMP for Dental Vacuum Lines

In July 2017, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) new ruletook effect which requires dental offices to reduce the discharge of mercury and other metals from dental offices down the sewer drain to publically owned treatment works (POTWs). One of the…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires March 31, 2019

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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Serial Numbers on Prescription Pads for Controlled Substances Now Required – California Law

With the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1753 during the last legislative session, beginning January 1, 2019, prescription forms for controlled substances must be printed with a unique serial number to help standardize the tracking of the prescription pads. This…

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