Keeping Staff and Patients Safe: Personal Protective Equipment and Donning and Doffing Advice

Nothing is more important than protecting the lives of your patients and staff. Yet new circumstances you and other dental professionals are now facing require the use of more personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper procedures for ensuring you and your team are securely covered – from head to toe.

On-Demand Webinar: Respiratory Precautions and Aerosol Management Solutions

Managing respiratory risk is critical as dental practices begin resuming regular care amid COVID-19. In this on-demand webinar, OSAP and Patterson Dental discuss current respiratory precautions and aerosol management solutions from an equipment and technology standpoint for dental practices.

Patients, Team and Office – What to Think About as You Look to Reopen Your Dental Practice

After being closed for a few weeks, reopening your dental practice can be a stressful task that may not be well rehearsed among your staff. Creating a task list, communicating with your staff and patients, and ensuring a safe office space will help assure a smooth reopening transition.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19: Infection Control in Dental Practices

Although every patient who enters a dental office should be treated as if they could have an infectious disease; times like these help us pause, take a step back and make sure we’re compliant with current guidelines set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here are some ways to make sure your dental office is OSHA compliant.

3 Ways to Prioritize Compliance in Your Modern Dental Practice

As practices embrace diverse administrative roles, compliance becomes increasingly important. Teams need to be aware of the importance of maintaining compliance, whether staying up to date on labor laws, OSHA and HIPAA regulations, documentation standards or other compliance-related issues. But how does a practice keep […]

3 Reasons Electronic Safety Data Sheet Maintenance Makes More “Cents”

Did you know that Hazard Communication violations were the second most frequently cited violation in 2015? Besides being plentiful, these violations are also expensive! On August 2, 2016 OSHA increased its penalties for all violations, including those related to Hazard Communication Standards. What once was […]

Like This, Not Like That: How to Dress for Infection Control Success

You’ve put on your favorite brand of mask and tossed on a new pair of disposable gloves, which means you’re protected, compliant, and ready to see your first patient, right? Not necessarily. Just because you have a mask on, doesn’t mean you’re wearing it correctly. […]

3 Costs of Complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

Let’s face it. Complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is a headache. It involves understanding the regulations, gathering SDSs, generating chemical reports, and much more. Because of this, many dentists either do nothing or do what they believe to be bare minimum. The problem is […]

5 Steps to Becoming More Confident in Infection Control Management

Are you up-to-date on the latest guidelines and standards from CDC, OSAP, OSHA and your state government? Do you stay current with industry news and continuing education? Develop more confidence in your infection control management by increasing focus on training, documentation and ongoing education. Follow […]