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January 2022 Ad Special

To help members achieve their goals in 2022, the MDS is offering a special for the month of January: Use code NEWYEAR22 to receive an additional 30% off on all Career Center or Classifieds ad placement packages (limited to one discount per person). As a reminder, members automatically receive a 50% discount on all ad placements.
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Update Labor Law Posters

On January 1, 2022, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased to $14.25, and the MDS reminds you to update the MA Labor Law poster displayed on your office wall to include this change. We’ve made it easy for you: MDS Member Savings Program partner J.J. Keller is offering signs with easy ordering. Place your order today to ensure that you are in compliance.

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BORID Courses at Yankee

MDS member dentists can fulfill your Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) and statutory required courses for your biennial dental licensure at Yankee Dental Congress 2022 when you take a pain management CE course, which is free for members, or an infection control CE course.

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Dental Practice Insights

As a profession, we have done a terrific job keeping patients and staff safe throughout this pandemic; however, all dental practices must continue to stay vigilant. As COVID-19 and its Omicron variant continue to challenge public health measures, many small business owners—including dental practices—have concerns regarding how to handle staff members who test positive or have been exposed to an infected individual. The MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee wants to help you stay informed on the latest changes to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for health care professionals and the general public.

The CDC has developed an informative table that describes its recommendations based on a variety of factors, such as vaccination status, exposure, and degree of symptoms. Per the CDC, factors that can reduce the risk for transmission in the health care setting include, but are not limited to, correct use of personal protective equipment by health care practitioners and use of well-fitting source control by any individual infected with COVID-19, whether the health care professional and/or the individual have received all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including the booster.

For further clarification, please read the CDC's Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
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