Podcast — Compliance Training

An Important Announcement from the Toothcop

I started the Talking with the Toothcop podcast in December 2017. Andrea has been with me since early 2019. We love doing this podcast together. Sadly, it’s time for us to hit the pause button. We will be back—I promise! But we have a lot on our plates right now and it makes sense to pull back temporarily. If this podcast has been rewarding and educational for you professionally, take some time and go back to listen to our episode archive!  Outline of This Episode [0:22] What’s happening in our lives! [4:18] Check out ProEdge Dental [7:01] Sharing some bittersweet...

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Dental Compliance Reminders [Social Media, X-Rays, and Beyond]

OSHA is stepping it up

On March 12th, 2021 OSHA sent out a news release that said they launched a program to protect workers with safety concerns. OSHA is stepping up its enforcement efforts and protecting workers’ rights to a safe work environment. 

It’s time to take this stuff seriously and step up your game. Don’t look for loopholes—get this stuff done. We are seeing a shift under the new administration to enforce these things. If you get busted, it will be considered a serious violation. If you’re willfully negligent, it could be up to a $150,000 fine for a single violation. They are out for blood. 

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Dentistry Rules + Regulation Changes in Texas

 Texas has rolled out some regulations and rule changes that dentists need to stay on top of. From controlled substance CE changes and equipment performance evaluations to medical emergency preparedness training and sedation inspections—we cover it all in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop. Don’t miss it!  Outline of This Episode [0:21] A trip down memory lane [4:41] Controlled Substance CE changes [13:57] Controlled Substances: EPCS + patient query [19:11] The Human Trafficking Course requirement [21:30] X-ray equipment performance evaluations [25:02] Step-wedge test + medical emergency preparedness training  [27:30] What dentists are getting busted for in sedation inspections [34:17]...

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Sedation Inspections + EPCS + Continuing Education: What You Need to Know

Every five years, Texas conducts inspections of any practice that uses sedation. Some practices have recently undergone their initial inspections. From what I’ve heard, most have gone pretty well. Some are getting busted for things they consider nit-picky—like missing information on their preoperative checklist—but that the state board takes seriously. So in this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Andrea and I chat about preoperative checklist requirements, the  Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), as well as continuing education requirements. These are things you NEED to stay on top of—so don’t miss it! Outline of This Episode [4:10] Texas: Updates...

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