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Dental Offices and OSHA: Cross-Contamination Standards

Dental Offices and OSHA: Cross-Contamination Standards

Dental offices must follow OSHA cross-contamination standards to keep their workplace safe and minimize outbreak risks. Read on to review recommendations for your practice.

By Spear Team on February 2, 2023

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Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Is Flexural Strength a Keystone Property of Restorative Dental Materials?

Spear Resident Faculty member, Dr. Doug Benting, discusses restorative dental materials such as high-performance polymers—their relative flexural strengths, their applications, and their future.

By Doug Benting on January 26, 2023
8 OSHA Safety Questions and Answers for Dental Offices

8 OSHA Safety Questions and Answers for Dental Offices

Providing a safe workplace is important for every practice owner. Read how these eight OSHA safety questions and answers will help you create a safer...

| 1 week ago
3 Examples of SMART Goals for Dental Assistant Success in 2023

3 Examples of SMART Goals for Dental Assistant Success in 2023

Building a strong team is an important part of a successful practice. This article gives three examples of SMART goals for dental assistants that focus...

| 2 weeks ago
OSHA and CDC Guidelines for Dentistry: Training your Dental Staff on Bloodborne Pathogens

OSHA and CDC Guidelines for Dentistry: Training your Dental Staff on Bloodborne Pathogens

With the overlap in OSHA and CDC guidelines in dentistry, especially concerning bloodborne pathogen control, using the two sets of guidelines together...

| 2 weeks ago
OSHA Guidelines in Dentistry: Keeping Staff Safe and Records Compliant

OSHA Guidelines in Dentistry: Keeping Staff Safe and Records Compliant

OSHA guidelines in dentistry typically follow the 'General Duty Clause' which requires dental offices to comply with general health and safety standards...

| 3 weeks ago
Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch
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Dental Digital Workflow: Tooth-Supported Rehabilitation of the Maxillary Arch

In this visual essay, Dr. Ricardo Mitrani illustrates a sample dental digital workflow used in the reconstruction of a maxillary arch.

| 4 weeks ago
6 Dental Billing Laws You Need to Know
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6 Dental Billing Laws You Need to Know

Dental billing laws are not static. There's always new legislation that could affect your office. Get familiar with the No Surprises Act, and five other...

| 1 month ago
Otolaryngologist Dental Referral:  Building Your Interdisciplinary Airway Team

Otolaryngologist Dental Referral: Building Your Interdisciplinary Airway Team

Since not all ENTs are the same, getting the right otolaryngologist dental referral for your interdisciplinary team can be challenging. Dr. Rouse shares...

| 1 month ago
Tracking and Controlling the Risk of Endocarditis with Dental Procedures

Tracking and Controlling the Risk of Endocarditis with Dental Procedures

Managing the risk of endocarditis with dental procedures is a matter of tracking, patient education, and the judicious use of antibiotic prophylaxis....

| 1 month ago
Getting the SRA Abutment Right in Implant-Supported Restorations
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Getting the SRA Abutment Right in Implant-Supported Restorations

Dr. Ricardo Mitrani explains how altering the angle of an SRA abutment can optimize screw access design when fabricating certain implant-supported restorations.

| 1 month ago
The 5 Best States to Practice Dentistry in 2023 for New Graduates
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The 5 Best States to Practice Dentistry in 2023 for New Graduates

Did you know that Alaska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Nevada, and Montana are among the best states to practice dentistry in 2023? Read on to find...

| 1 month ago
Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Accurate Bite Records and Mounting Models Made Easy

Dr. John Carson reveals simple tips and techniques to make more accurate bite records and mounting models.

| 1 month ago
Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

Quality Improvement in Clinical Dentistry: Part 2

In the final part of this two-part series on the benefits of dental quality assurance, Dr. Winter explains the final steps of the PDSA model to improve...

| 1 month ago