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

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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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Handling Infection Control Breaches - India Chance + Michelle Strange

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If you fail to follow the infection control protocols that you KNOW will prevent the transmission of disease, you’ll find yourself dealing with an infection control breach.

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Preventing Infection Control Breaches - India Chance + Michelle Strange

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What qualifies as an infection control breach? What is the easiest way to prevent them? In this episode of Talking with the Toothchop, India Chance and Michelle Strange return for a conversation about infection control breaches. We talk about what they are, why we can’t ignore them, and how we can do our part to prevent them.    Outline of This Episode [7:05] What is an infection control breach? [13:11] Have written protocols in place [15:56] The most common infection control breach [21:30] Why training + preparation is important  What is an infection control breach? A breach in infection control...

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The Importance of an Infection Control Coordinator - India Chance + Michelle Strange

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Why is the role of an infection control coordinator so important? How do you simplify safety so any dental office can appoint an infection control coordinator and properly train them? In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, Michelle Strange and India Chance join Andrea and I to talk about the importance of having an infection control coordinator in your dental practice.  Outline of This Episode [2:17] The importance of an infection prevention coordinator [6:27] Who should fill the role of ICC? [11:41] Teamwork makes the dream work [21:00] How to communicate effectively with your team [29:21] Do you need...

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DENTAL COMPLIANCE RULES: NEW IN 2021 [PART II]

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In this episode of Talking with the Toothcop, we’re sharing a few more important reminders and things to stay on top of in 2021. This includes evaluating X-ray equipment, quarterly water testing, new CE requirements, completing CPR courses, and handling your exclusions monitoring. Why is it so important to stay on top of these things? Find out in this episode! Outline of This Episode [2:27] X-ray equipment [6:26] Quarterly water testing [7:53] Human trafficking CE [9:51] CPR courses [12:04] Exclusions monitoring Do NOT neglect your X-ray equipment Texas has some of the most stringent enforcement in the country. X-ray rules...

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