Podcast — CDC
The Lowdown on Hepatitis B Vaccinations + Post-Vaccination Testing
Recently, I’ve dealt with some level of confusion surrounding the Hepatitis B vaccinations (HBV) and post-vaccination testing requirements. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, I’m going to cover what both OSHA and the CDC require for the HBV and post-vaccination testing. Outline of This Episode [2:03] Hepatitis B vaccination requirements in dentistry [5:08] OSHA requirements for post-vaccination testing [10:22] Hepatitis B vaccination recap Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirements When a dental office hires a new person, they need to determine if that person will have exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Front office staff may have exposure in one dental...
- Tags: CDC, Dental Compliance, Hepatitis B, OSHA, Podcast
Diving Deeper into the COVID-19 Rule Expiration
In our last episode, we talked about how the Texas State Board allowed their COVID-19 rules to expire. We think it’s a good thing! But a lot of dentists are not happy about it. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I dive a little deeper into the topic. We’ll share why we think it’s a good thing and what dentists can do moving forward. Outline of This Episode [2:51] The feedback on the COVID-19 rule expiration [5:22] You can continue what you were doing [8:10] Dentists are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines [11:00] Let us...
The Expiration of the COVID-19 Rule: How Does it Impact Dentists?
The impact of the expiration of the COVID-19 rule
How does this impact you? Maybe very little. There is no longer a Texas State Board rule that says you have to follow these specific rules. You don’t have to wear N95 masks. You don’t have to do twice daily temperature checks. You don’t have to screen patients and check their temperature. But many of you have gotten used to the process and feel like it’s best to continue. You absolutely can! You get to decide how to care for and keep your patients and staff safe—whatever that looks like for your practice.
- Tags: CDC, COVID, Dental Compliance, Infection Control, OSHA, Podcast, TSBDE