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Dental Regulatory Compliance Resources*

*These resources are current as of the recording date of each episode .  Periodically CDC guidelines and OSHA regulations are updated.  Subscribers should always refer to the most recent documents from OSHA and the CDC.

Episode #141         Preventing Backflow from Suction Lines and
                                        Ensuring Patient Safety

Jan. 1, 2024

Episode #140         Year End Compliance Reminders

Dec. 27, 2023

Episode #140  Year End Compliance Reminders

Dec. 27, 2023

Episode #137  Important Considerations for your Office                                                 Holiday Party and Bonuses

Dec. 13, 2023

Episode #136  Sipify - Save Your Smile from Stain and Help Patients                                           with Swallowing Issues

Dec. 6, 2023

Episode #134   'Tis the Season for Gratitude

Nov. 22, 2023

Episode #131   The Next Generation of Disinfectant Products

Nov. 1, 2023

Episode #130 Dental Office Design from a Compliance                                     Consultant's Perspective

Oct. 25, 2023

Episode #129 Catching Up with Our Good Friend, Kevin Henry, Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Bicuspid

Oct. 18, 2023

Episode #128 What is Whistleblowing and Does it Apply to                                                    Dentistry?

Oct. 11, 2023

Episode #125 Celebrating DICAM with Michelle Lee, OSAP                                 Executive Director

Sept. 20, 2023

Episode #122 One Item You Aren't Sterilizing After Each Patient                         But Should Be - Special DICAM Episode

Sept. 1, 2023

Episode #120  Be Prepared for Your Practice's Radiation Safety                                              Inspection

Aug. 23, 2023

Episode #119  Courageous Conversations for the OSHA-Infection                      Control Coordinator!  Featuring Katherine Eitel-Belt

Aug. 16, 2023

Episode #118 Conversations with a Dental Litigator - How Not to
                                   Get Sued!

Aug. 9, 2023

Episode #106 Compliance Divas Anniversary Edition

May 14, 2023

Episode #99 Prevent Embezzlement through Background Checks

March 29, 2023

Episode #98 The Divas Podcast from the Hinman Meeting -                              Sterilizer Monitoring

March 21, 2023

Episode #96 Dental Assistants Recognition Week

March 06, 2023

Episode #95 Understanding Hazardous Waste in Your Office

March 01, 2023

Episode #94 Panicking about Required Posters?

February 15, 2023

Episode #93 Antibiotic Stewardship: What dental teams need to know.

February 09, 2023

Episode #92 End of the Public Health Emergency: What does this mean for dentistry?

February 09, 2023

  • COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (LINK)

  • COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulation - What Employers Need to Know (LINK)

  • CDA-Required Notice of Potential Exposure to COVID-19  (LINK)

Episode #91 CAL/OSHA's COVID-19 2023 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations

February 07, 2023

  • COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (LINK)

  • COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulation - What Employers Need to Know (LINK)

  • CDA-Required Notice of Potential Exposure to COVID-19  (LINK)

Episode #90 Examining the Myths About Instrument Management Systems

February 01, 2023

  • 6 Myths About Instrument Management Systems  (LINK)  

  • HuFriedy Group Instrument Management Systems (LINK)

  • Instrument Management Systems (IMS) User and Implementation Guide (LINK)

  • Request and IMS Consult (LINK)

Episode #89 Can you say that on social media?

January 26, 2023

  • Permitted Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) (LINK)

  • Texas dental practice fined (LINK)

  • North Carolina dental practice fined (LINK)

  • California dental practice fined (LINK)

Episode #88 How to Handle Sexual Harassment in a Dental Office.

January 18, 2023

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - Sexual Harassment (LINK)

  • National Archives Factsheet on Sexual Harassment (LINK)

  • Free California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (LINK)

  • Dental Board of California Changes to Continuing Education Courses for License Renewal 1-1-23 (LINK)

Episode #86 Updates on Infection Control - COVID-19 sub-variants, RSV, Influenza and More... Testing

January 06, 2023

Episode #85 Managing Risks with Independent Waterline Testing

January 04, 2023

Episode #84 Creating & Delivering Effective Training Programs

December 29, 2022

Episode #79 HIPAA have you stumped? Common support questions addressed by the Compliance Divas

November 23, 2022

Episode #78 Update on Infectious Disease Outbreaks

November 15, 2022

  • CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Dental Unit Waterlines (LINK)

  • CDC Guidelines on Dental Unit Water Quality (LINK)

  • CDC COVID Tracker - Transmission Levels (LINK)

  • CDC Respiratory Syncytial Virus (LINK)

  • CDC Influenza Surveillance Report (LINK)

Episode #77 Are You Sure Your Dental Unit Water is Really Safe for Patients?

November 09, 2022

  • CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Dental Unit Waterlines (LINK)

  • CDC Division of Oral Health - Dental Unit Water Quality (LINK)

  • Educational Resources - ProEdge Dental Water Labs (LINK)

  • Safe Water Webinar - ProEdge Dental Water Labs (LINK)

Episode #76 When Work Arounds Don't Work and Instead Create Hazards

November 02, 2022

  • Research Collective: Human Factors and the FDA Medical Device Instructions for Use (IFU) (LINK)

  • Federal Register:  FDA Medical Devices; Validated Instructions for Use and Validation Data Requirements for Certain Reusable Medical Devices in Premarket Notifications (LINK)

Episode #74 Where Have All the Dental Teams Gone? with Special Guest, Kevin Henry of IgniteDA

October 20, 2022

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Episode #72 Surface Disinfectants - What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Patients 

October 06, 2022

  • CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings - 2003  (LINK)

  • CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008 Update May 2019 (LINK)

  • Selected EPA - Registered Disinfectants (LINK)

  • How to Read a Disinfectant Label  (LINK)

Episode #69 Dental Infection Control and Radiography

SEPTEMBER 07, 2022

  • CDC Guidelines for Infection Control In Dental Healthcare Settings - 2003 (LINK)

  • OSAP From Policy to Practice (LINK)

Episode #68 When was the Last Time You Washed Your Keyboard?

AUGUST 31, 2022

Episode #67 What is DICAM? Stay in the know!

AUGUST 24, 2022

Episode #65 OSAP Annual Conference Recap Part 2

AUGUST 10, 2022

Episode #64 Monkeypox

AUGUST 01, 2022

  • CDC Resources on Monkeypox (LINK) 

  • Monkeypox Cases Increasing in the U.S. (LINK)

  • CDC Symptoms of Monkeypox (LINK)

  • CDC Travel Alerts for Monkeypox (LINK)

  • CDC 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Global Map (LINK)

  • CDC Monkeypox Information for Healthcare Professionals (LINK)

  • CDC Guidance on Isolation for Monkeypox (LINK)

  • EPA List Q - Disinfectants for Emerging Viral Pathogens (LINK)

Episode #62 Interview with a Former OSHA Officer - Learn How You Can Avoid Violations

JULY 20, 2022

Episode #61 Ransomware: What you don't know can hurt you and your practice

JULY 13, 2022

Episode #60 OSAP Annual Conference Roundup #1

JULY 7, 2022

Episode #58 The Luminaries of Infection Prevention and Control in Dentistry - Featuring John A. Molinari, PhD

JUNE 22, 2022

  • CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings - 2003 (LINK)

Episode #57 Ergonomics in Dentistry

JUNE 15, 2022

  • Ergonomics in Dentistry – International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (LINK)

  • FDI World Dental Federation – Ergonomic and Posture Guidelines for Oral Health Professionals (PDF)

Episode #56 Ultrasonic Cleaners-Do’s and Don’ts to Achieve Clean Instruments

JUNE 08, 2022

  • Ultrasonic Cleaners and Solutions -John Molinari, PhD - Dental Economics (LINK)

  • The 5 Most Overlooked Cleaning Guidelines for Your Ultrasonic Bath – Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH-Dental Economics (LINK)

  • How to Conduct a Foil Test for Ultrasonic (PDF)

Episode #53 Weed at Work: Navigating Marijuana Use in Your Practice

MAY 12, 2022

  • Federal Marijuana Laws (LINK)

  • Drug Testing in Legal Marijuana States (LINK)

  • California’s Cannabis Laws (LINK)

  • Cannabis Laws in Tennessee (LINK)

  • Drug-Free Tennessee (LINK)

Episode #46  Dental Assistants Recognition Week: Learn How to                   Get Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control

MARCH 07, 2022

  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) (LINK)

    Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) (LINK)

    Certification in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) (LINK)

    CDC Basic Expectations for Safe Care Modules (LINK)

  • CDC Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit (LINK)

Episode #40  Update to the CDC Guidance on Respiratory                                 Protection and Work Restrictions

JANUARY 19, 2022

  • Resources for CDC Updates to Masks for General Public

    • CDC Summary of Recent Changes to Types of Masks and Respirators (LINK)

    • ACGIH Fact Sheet on Respirators (PDF)

  • Resources for CDC Updates for Work Restrictions for HCW’s

    • ​Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (LINK)

    • Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages (LINK)

  • Resources for California

    • ​UPDATE - COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (CAL-OSHA Jan 14, 2022) (PDF)

    • Revisions to CAL-OSHA ETS Jan 14, 2022 FAQs (PDF)

    • What Employers and Workers Need to Know About COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine CAL-OSHA Jan14, 2022 (PDF)

Episode #33  New Technology for Improving Air Quality in Dental                       Settings

DECEMBER 01, 2021

Episode #31  Cyber Security: It's More than HIPAA

NOVEMBER 15, 2021

Episode #30  CDC Training Infection Prevention Training Courses

NOVEMBER 08, 2021

Episode #14  Special Edition: California COVID-19 Vaccine                                Mandates for Health Care Workers

AUGUST 08, 2021

Episode #12  Eye-Opening Tips for Eye Safety in Dentistry

JULY 28, 2021

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Episode #11  You Can Think Your Dental Unit Water is Safe or You                      Can KNOW It! Sponsored by Sterisil®

JULY 21, 2021

Episode #8   FAQ on the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

JULY 07, 2021

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Episode #5   OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard