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PSSST!!  The OSHA Inpector is here...
If you are a Tennessee Dental Professional listen up!  There is a new buzz in town and it may be headed your way.  It’s “a sting” of sorts---but you can get fully prepared:Launched in October 2017, .  The campaign will subject all Tennessee Licensed Dentists to a random and detailed OSHA...  Read More
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month -  Back in March, The CDC released the new Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. This is a must-read for every practice owner and clinician in the dental industry. Many of you might take...  Read More
Get Ready--Cuz Here They Come: OSHA Inspectors Hot on New CDC Infection Control Guidelines for Dental Office Setting
IF SALIVA WERE RED VIDEO(click below to play)You've been in dentistry a long time, right? Undoubtedly you know what is considered "Right & Wrong" when it comes to Sterilization & Disinfection, correct? Don't be too sure...We've all sat through that Infection Control Class in Dental School...  Read More
Top 5 OSHA Requirements Inspectors Look for in the Dental Office...
Do you consider your ? If so, congrats!But if you have some doubts, here are some tips that may help you out:1.   Is your OSHA Manual up to date?An OSHA Manual is a required document to have up-to-date and customized specifically to your dental office location. If your OSHA Manual is  Compliant,...  Read More
Use Utility Gloves: The Life You Save Might be Your Own
We all know using utility ! This one little tool amounts a big bunch of injury prevention in the Dental Office.Dental Compliance Specialists, LLC is the Premier Dental Health Compliance and Quality Assurance provider in the country. We help Dentists develop and maintain compliance programs with the...  Read More
Protect Your Staff- Make them Wear Utility Gloves
by: Holly Garchek, OSHA & Infection Control SpecialistEach year there are approximately 384,000 . That amounts to about 1,000 injuries per day at an average cost of about $3042 per victim. $1 Billion is spent annually on lab fees, testing, counseling, and post exposure follow ups from sharps...  Read More
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
(A). Curettes(B). Surgicalburs(C). Scalpels(D). Mouth mirrorsThis question belongs to the chapter on Infection Control at(for the NBDHE, NDHCE). Critical itemsare items considered to be athighrisk for infections. Theypenetratethe soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream. Therefore,...  Read More
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated?
(A). When it is dropped on the floor(B). When it is punctured(C). When it is wet(D). All of the aboveBefore opening a dental instrument package, examine it carefully chair side. Packages that are dropped on the floor, punctured,torn,or wet are considered contaminated. In those events, repackage and...  Read More
Safe Water Guidelines in the Dental Office
Safe water to drink, bathe, cook and wash our clothing in is something most of us take for granted. Using clean water in your dental practice can be taken for granted as well!On , the city of Corpus Christi issued a city-wide water notice to all residents to discontinue the use of all tape water...  Read More
Categories: infection control, water
Which of the following routes CANNOT spread HIV?
(A). Blood(B). Breast milk(C). Vaginal fluids(D). Saliva HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) invades T lymphocyte cells in the body.The virus can be transmitted only by certain bodily fluids such as blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk.The virus must come in contact with a...  Read More
Confidently Clean, How OSHA Training Improves Your Office with Leslie Canham : Howard Speaks Podcast #19
Dr. Howard Farran and Leslie Canham go over OSHA and infection control, protecting your practice, patients and team.Audio Podcast:                                                                                                Howard Speaks Audio Podcast #19 with Leslie Canham                       ...  Read More
The Toothcop Weighs In On the Tulsa Dentist Story- A Must Read for Every Dentist!
I waited to write about this story for a long time. I didn't want to jump on the hype band wagon. Every dental blogger out there is writing about this story. Then I realized, I have a different take. This is the real story that needs to be told. This is long, so print it out and read it at your...  Read More

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