Dental OSHA Compliance

Dental OSHA Compliance

EMR/EHR transition for Dental Practices

November 11th, 2015

Is EMR mandatory for dental practices?

Many have posed the question, is the transition to Electronic Medical Records federally mandatory for dental practices, and if not, when will it be? According to the American Dental Association, for the majority of dental practices, there is currently no deadline to switch to EMRs. However this year, Medicare eligible dentists who have not successfully switched over to electronic records and demonstrated meaningful use will be subject to a payment adjustment.

Dental Patients Seeking Care in Hospital Emergency Rooms

March 9th, 2012

In an alarming new trend, people are seeking treatment for dental problems, such as toothaches, tooth abscesses and other dental problems in emergency rooms, and the numbers are rising, a new study from the Pew Center reveals.
In 2009, emergency rooms received 830,590 visits nationwide for dental conditions – a 16...

Disposal Methods for X-ray Lead Aprons and Dental Lead Foils

February 1st, 2011

One very common question we receive is “How do I dispose of my “lead apron” or “dental lead foil”?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), lead is a highly toxic metal that can cause severe health effects if ingested, especially in children younger than 6 years old.  The effects can...

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