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Dental Assistant Licensure

All dental assistants must renew their licenses by October 31, 2017. Dental assistants must complete 12 CEUs to fulfill license requirements. You can renew your license online through the DPH online portal.
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Complimentary MDS Webinar

Were you unable to attend the October 18 Independent Contractor vs Associate webinar with attorneys Jack Eiferman and Elizabeth Levine? As an exclusive member benefit, you have the opportunity to watch the recorded session.

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Dental Insights

The MDS Dental Practice Committee recommends that every dental team member start his or her work day with a 15-second handwash with warm water and liquid soap from a hands-free dispenser. Make this infection control practice a routine in your office, as this simple hand-washing routine will substantially reduce the risk of transferring pathogens to your patients or other dental team members. 

Be sure to repeat this 15-second handwash:

  • Between patients 
  • Before and after lunch, taking a break, or using the bathroom 
  • Before and after gloving 
  • Any other time they become contaminated 
  • At the end of the work day 

Source: ADA Practical Guide to Effective Infection Control

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