CDC Data Shows Early Childhood Caries Trending Down

Originally posted by the American Dental Association. CDC data presented at an Oct. 23-24 dental conference shows a downward trend in early childhood caries in the United States.  “Untreated decay is now on a downward trend,” Dr. Bruce Dye, dental epidemiology officer at the Centers for Disease Control...

UPDATE: ADA and CDC Issue Warning, Provide Ebola Resources

Guidance to Dental Professionals on the Ebola Virus A person infected with Ebola is not considered contagious until symptoms appear. Due to the virulent nature of the disease, it is highly unlikely that someone with Ebola symptoms will seek dental care when they are severely ill. However, according to the...

OSHA Updates Record Keeping Rule

Originally posted by the American Dental Association on September 26, 2014. OSHA announced updates to its recordkeeping rule that take effect Jan. 1, 2015. All OSHA-covered employers will be required to comply with the new severe injury and illness reporting rule, even those with 10 or fewer employees exempt...

EPA Proposes Rule Requiring Dentists to Install Amalgam Separators

Originally posted by DrBicuspid.com. For information on amalgam separator services endorsed by the KDA and ADA, visit our endorsed products and services page. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule under the Clean Water Act requiring dentists to install amalgam separators to...

PECOS Data to Aid CMS Payment Review

Originally posted by the American Dental Association on September 19, 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is creating a computer matching program that it claims will make it easier to confirm that health care providers, including dentists, are eligible to receive reimbursements. The...

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