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California court tells employers to watch for compliant lunch breaks

California court tells employers to watch for compliant lunch breaks

The California Supreme Court is asking workplaces to uphold stronger meal-time policies that protect employees and encourage them to take breaks on time. This ruling is a great reminder to dental practices to watch out for any noncompliant meal break practices and to...

What to do when dental patients ignore COVID-19 protocols

What to do when dental patients ignore COVID-19 protocols

Unfortunately, not everyone sees eye to eye when it comes to enhanced safety measures that can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Dental offices have stepped up and implemented health and safety guidelines that enable their patients to receive essential medical care...

Exemption to dentist classification upheld by California Supreme Court

Exemption to dentist classification upheld by California Supreme Court

Employer classification of employees using the “ABC” test may apply retroactively for wage purposes with some exceptions, including some within the dental industry, the California Supreme Court ruled in mid-January. The ruling means employers will use the stricter...

Dental teams in first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Dental teams in first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Dentists, hygienists, dental students and other dental professionals are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency’s advisory committee on immunization practices made the recommendation to prioritize...

American Dental Association releases CDT 2021

American Dental Association releases CDT 2021

The American Dental Association has released its CDT 2021 Code Book. As of January 1, 2021, dental health professionals will be required to follow the codes in the CDT 2021 and can obtain a copy by going to ADA.org. With the start of the new year quickly approaching,...

Flu vaccine may be required for some California dental workers

Flu vaccine may be required for some California dental workers

Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants at most California practices will be required to provide proof of flu immunization this year. Many counties mandate licensed health care facilities ensure that their workers are protected against the illness during...

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