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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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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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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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Hand Hygiene: A Critical Part of Dental Infection Control and Prevention – Dental Infection Control

With the flu season well upon us, and quite severe this year, we want to remind you about proper hand hygiene. Proper hand hygiene is considered to be the single most important measure for preventing pathogen transmission in healthcare settings.…

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OSHA Review Compliance System Offer – Expires June 13, 2014

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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Obtaining a Patient’s Health History – Dental Compliance

Maintaining an accurate, complete, and up-to-date patient history file is important to ensure that appropriate treatment is being rendered. Failure to respond correctly to medical conditions disclosed in the patient’s medical history can be dangerous to the patient, and could…

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Did You Know… California Dental Infection Control

All clinical contact surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected using a Cal/EPAregistered, hospital disinfectant that is labeled as effective against HIV and HBV, or TB. Furthermore, all clinical contact surfaces that are not protected by impervious barriers must be cleaned and disinfected using a Cal-EPA…

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Alert – Dental Board of California (DBC) Advise Early License Renewal this Fall

Both the Dental Board of California (DBC) and the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) are alerting licensees with renewal dates in September or October to complete their renewals by September 15th, 2013. The DCA is expected to transition to…

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