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Laptops and Other Media Devices

by Jodie Cannon, BS, HCISPP, OSHA/HIPAA Consultant Are you utilizing laptops within your Practice that are being transported out of the office?  Do you have staff that are telecommuting with the use of laptops?  Are laptops being transported to multiple satellite locations? It is highly recommended to encrypt all media devices that may contain electronic…

Does OSHA regulate dentists?

Olivia Wann joined the Dental Guys to discuss what exactly determines how we practice when we go back to work? Recently, OSHA has weighed in with guidelines for dental practices to protect our workers. How much of the federal OSHA guidelines will apply to your state? Can this conflict with other authorities who say it…

Department of Labor Common Questions

The Department of Labor answers common questions: If my employer closed my worksite before April 1, 2020 (the effective date of the FFCRA), can I still get paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave?No. If, prior to the FFCRA’s effective date, your employer sent you home and stops paying you because it does…

Recommended Protocol If You’re Suspending or Limiting Care

By Mike Rust, ProEdge Dedicated Dental Professionals, First off, thank you for taking great care of your patients. Infection prevention has never been so highlighted, but we know so many of you stay dedicated to the CDC’s recommendations every day. Second, many offices are reaching out with questions regarding waterline maintenance given that many offices are…

Is your amalgam separator running? Then you better go catch it!

As a dental hygienist, I never had to think about amalgam. I would mention a bluish stain along my patient’s gingival margin and ask her about her other tattoos. I would marvel at the amalgamator while dusting the unused equipment in the lab (aka “the land where time forgot”). I had requirements in hygiene school…
Coronavirus Update - Mask Shortage

Coronavirus Update: Mask Shortage

We have received numerous support calls regarding the mask shortage.  Please read this information carefully.   Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Some people have reported other symptoms while others report no symptoms at all. CDC indicates that symptoms of…
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