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Entries in Regulatory (34)

Tuesday
Dec112012

ADA Updates Dental X-Ray Recommendations

Last week, the American Dental Association announced updated recommendations for dental X-ray examinations.  The ADA's Council on Scientific Affairs collaborated with the FDA on developing the recommendations.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

American Public Health Association Backs The Continued Use Of Dental Amalgam

The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently released a policy statement affirming that dental amalgam is safe and effective in treating dental cavities, remarking “amalgam’s contribution to environmental mercury contamination is minimal, and that limiting or curtailing its availability could have negative health consequences, particularly in low-income areas.”

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Thursday
Nov012012

Department of Ecology - Hazardous Waste Directory

Dental offices throughout Washington state create a wide variety of waste during the course of a normal business day. Hazardous waste can result from the use of amalgam, fluorescent bulbs, X-ray fixer and cleaning and disinfecting solutions. It is important that dentists comply with laws and regulations and dispose of these wastes properly.

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Monday
Sep032012

Frequently Asked Questions about Continuing Education

All dentists and dental hygienists must complete continuing education hours annually in order to renew their license. Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries, dental asisstants, and other staff providing direct patient care are also required to maintain basic life support certifications. There are numerous regulations surrounding how much, and in what areas, you need to obtain CE, how you need to document it, and how you can obtain it.

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