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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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Instrument Processing: The Proper Cleaning Process

I work with dental offices and do a lot of dental inspections/consults. I help people identify what they need to do differently. We talk through OSHA, HIPAA, infection control, radiology, medications, state board compliance, etc. But I get really excited about infection control and sterilization. That’s my stage—my moment to shine. In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we’re going to talk about instrument processing and cleaning procedures. Find out what you could be doing wrong and what to do instead! Outline of This Episode [0:49] Time to redo the 75 Hard Challenge! [6:00] Check out ProEdge Dental at...

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Dental Infection Control Awareness Month

It’s September! And it’s officially Dental Infection Control Awareness Month! We get you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about COVID and infection control. So guess what? Andrea and I will cover infection control without mentioning COVID, other than right now...We’ll cover getting a point-person in place and written policies and procedures. Check it out!  Outline of This Episode [0:20] Dental Infection Control Awareness Month! [1:20] Check out ProEdge Dental at https://proedgedental.com/toothcop!  [3:02] Every office needs a point-person [6:17] Make sure you have written infection-control protocols [10:31] Learn more about protectIt dental at https://dentalcompliance.com/drugkit  Every office needs a point-person This...

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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...

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Get to Know Duane + Andrea

This episode of Talking with the Toothcop is a two-parter! In the first half, you’ll get a look behind the curtain and get to know me—Duane Tinker—and my co-host, Andrea Baysinger. In the second half of this episode, we share an important reminder about nitrous oxide compliance rules. Don’t miss it!  Outline of This Episode [3:01] How Andrea became my co-host [6:05] I’m an introvert—until I take the stage [8:09] Andrea is an introvert disguised as an extrovert [9:29] Country versus city living (who is who?) [12:22] Raising Australian Shepherds on a ranch [13:05] Dentists that administer nitrous oxide [14:31]...

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