Over the last several months, the ODA has rolled out some exciting new programs – all of which are providing ODA members with significant benefits for their practices. Members are saving money through our group purchasing organization The Ohio Dental Association Services Corporation (ODASC) created Ohio Discount Dental Supplies (OhioDDS), ... [continue reading]
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently provided updated interim infection prevention and control guidance for dental settings during the COVID-19 response. The CDC provided the following summary of recent changes: Recommendations are provided for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New information is ... [continue reading]
ADA webinar The American Dental Association has posted a webinar about "The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry." The webinar features ODA member Dr. Purnima Kumar, who critically examines the evidence on microbial payload in dental aerosols, methods of reducing bioload at source, mitigating aerosol ... [continue reading]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released new guidelines to assist dentists and dental office personnel in working through dental office safety issues in addition to other recommendations that have been issued by the OSDB, CDC and ADA. OSHA is now recommending that dental care workers wear gloves, gowns, eye ... [continue reading]
The U.S. Department of Labor has released a new poster that employers are required to post as of April 1, 2020. The new poster provides information about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The ODA provides this and all other required posters for free to ODA members as a benefit of membership. Please click here to download the FFCRA ... [continue reading]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule that will require most dental offices to install amalgam separators. The date for compliance for most dentists is July 14, 2020. Most practicing dentists must: Install, maintain and monitor an amalgam separator in their office.
Follow best management practices (BMPs) for amalgam ... [continue reading]
One of the benefits of being an ODA member is that you can call the ODA staff and get answers to regulatory compliance questions. The ODA staff is experienced in assisting dentists in remaining compliant with Ohio’s laws and regulations and in limiting exposure to liability. We regularly get calls from dentists with dental practice-related ... [continue reading]
The Ohio Dental Association has recently created a new regulatory compliance guide to help ODA members ensure they are in compliance with Ohio regulations. “Dentists are confronted with a myriad of local, state and federal regulations,” said Dr. Tom Paumier, chair of the ODA’s DSO Task Force which has overseen the creation of the ... [continue reading]
Opening a dental practice can be a daunting task. And even after a practice has been open for some time, keeping track of various laws and regulations that dental offices are required to follow can be overwhelming. From radiology regulations to waste disposal regulations and infection control regulations to OSHA hazard communication and blood ... [continue reading]
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