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Professional (CSP)

Effective Immediately! 

The California Dental Board has decided to eliminate the practical examination for Register Dental Assistants because RDA's "are under the full authority of the dentist when providing services and dentists are ultimately responsible to ensure the quality of that care, [so] RDAs pose a low risk for public harm." Successfully passing the written exam on clinical, law, and ethics will now be the final requirement to acquire a valid RDA license. All other educational requirements remain the same.

Click HERE to see the announcement from CDA.

Sources: (2017 December 19). Practical Examination No Longer a Requirement for RDA Licensure. Retrieved from

New 2016 CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Settings

It is finally here, the new 2016 CDC Summary and Checklist for Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings! Every Dental Practice is at risk every single day of breaches in infection control. The CDC just released today the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Seetings-Basic Expectations for Safe Care. This document includes several new recommendations and provides an assessment checklist to evaluate staff compliance. Contact me if you would like assistance in implementing the new recommendations in your practice.  Click below to download the document from CDC.

New 2016 CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Settings

Is your dental practice at risk of HIPAA Violations?

If you have not updated your HIPAA program to meet the 2013 Final Omnibus Rule, you are OUT OF COMPLIANCE!

I recommend The American Dental Association Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance. It comes with sample policies and procedures; sample Business Associate Agreement; sample Notice of Privacy Practices in English and Spanish; glossary of key terms; and a digital version of the book so you can customize the forms for your practice. It also includes a training CD and updates for 3 yrs. HIPAA Kit

To get a 20% discount on the Kit. Use Promo code 16422E (expires on 4-8-16)

Call 800-947-4746 or visit to order online. The item number for the Complete HIPAA Kit is J598.

Have the Kit but need hands on assistance implementing your HIPAA Program? Details on how Leslie can help

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7/1/2016 to 6/30/2019
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