- Here is an easy overview of infection control and disinfection in the dental office.
- Here’s a medical emergency mock drill checklist. Select one emergency per staff meeting to review and document.
- Here is a handout including OSHA and HIPAA helpful hints and infection control and disinfection information.
- This handout provides information on avoiding HIPAA problems on social media.
- Generally, anesthetic carpules can be disposed of in the regular trash. The EPA has specifically excluded epinephrine salts (which is epi + lidocaine) from dangerous chemicals that require special handling. I contacted all of the Southern states and they all state that epi carpules can be discarded in the regular trash, in general. Here is a list of the contacts and their responses.
- Here is an article on informed consent, and a couple of sample forms. Click here for an example of a denture form and here for a sample extraction form. The most important thing to remember with informed consent is that a signed form is not absolute protection. A signed form is generally evidence that you talked to the patient about the risks/benefits/alternatives of a procedure, but you also have to clearly communicate and document the conversation.