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Are You Ready for Your Emergency?

911, Where’s Your Emergency? It is not a matter of ‘if’, but which (and how severe) a medical emergency will occur in your dental office. People, your patients, are sick as they have every been. Even without sedation in the equation you never know when it will be...

The Use of Designated Agents

Ask yourself the following questions. Does anyone other than the dentist ever: ·      Prepare prescriptions for controlled substances for the dentist’s signature? ·      Call or fax prescriptions to a pharmacy? ·      Handle controlled substances for ordering,...

The Lowdown on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, according to the CDC. In fact, one quarter of the world’s population is infected with TB. It is the leading killer of people who are infected with HIV. In 2017, the CDC observed the lowest case count on...

Clinic Laundry- Are You Hanging by a Thread?

What do you do with your clinic laundry? What should you be doing? Read the following scenario while you think about it: It’s the end of a busy and productive day at the office. So busy that you’ve got to rush to pick up your child from daycare. The first thing your...

Data Backup versus the Data Backup Plan

Okay folks – we need to talk about your data backup. Dental offices, as covered entities, must meet Implementation Standards to get in compliance with the HIPAA security rules. There are two types of implementation standards: required and addressable. Required means...
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