According to the Levin Group Data Center 2015 report, about 75% of dental practices have seen a decline in production since the Great Recession (2008). It was noted that the number of adults looking for dental care had been dropping, and people had been more...

If you’re wondering whether there is any value in cross-training, you shouldn’t ask yourself that question twice. What would happen if an employee calls in sick, goes on holiday, or needs time off for whatever reason? Are you going to let that affect your dental...

Cross-infection in the dental office is a rare issue, but that doesn’t make it less important. Due to a breach of strict guidelines on infection control and cleanliness, there is an increased risk of spreading conditions such as hepatitis and HIV. The consumer-dentist relationship is...

In 2018, then-Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires California employers to provide expanded training on sexual harassment prevention to all their personnel by January 1, 2020. Employers of 5 or more employees will have to complete the mandatory 1 or 2 hour training...

The Department of Consumers Affairs (DCA) is a licensing entity that administers more than 3.9 million licenses and more than 280 types of licenses. From veterinarians to dentists, accountants to architects, DCA issues licenses, permits, registrations, and certificates, serving and protecting consumers in various ways: ...

In the case of a licensed dentist, registered dental assistant, or registered dental assistant in extended function becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs, they can enter a confidential program that offers a means of recovery from addiction without the loss of their license. The program...

“How do I meet state requirements for dental assistants when moving from one state to another?” is one of the most frequently asked questions that the Dental Assistant National Board (DANB) receives from dental assistants across the U.S. The requirements for dental assistants vary in...

In the opioid epidemic, dentists play an important role that can affect change. Prescribing opioids is far too easy, and dentists are among the leading opioid prescribers. A dentist would often prescribe them as a “just in case medication,” so the patient doesn’t call over...