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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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CA Dental Offices – Written Infection Control Protocol Required

The Dental Board of California’s Infection Control Regulation (California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Section 1005. Minimum Standards for Infection Control) requires that each dental office in California must maintain a written infection control protocol onsite which states the office’s…

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X-ray Dosimetry Monitoring in a Dental Office

The regulations for monitoring occupational exposure to x-ray radiation, also referred to as dosimetry, arise directly from federal regulations, 10 CFR 20, which are the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) standards. Federal radiation requirements are enforced either directly by the NRC…

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Endocarditis Outbreak at an Oral Surgery Practice – Infection Control

Beginning in October 2014, the New Jersey Department of Health investigated and confirmed fifteen patient transmissions of bacterial endocarditis after oral surgery treatment at the same oral surgery practice. During the investigation, breaches of recommended infection control standards were identified…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires February 28, 2018

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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