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Fulfill BORID Requirements

Dentalpalooza is offering continuing education courses to fulfill your BORID requirements for infection control and pain management. You will also have the opportunity to fulfill your requirement for BLS (CPR) for Healthcare Providers Certification throughout the day. Check out the wide variety of courses that are available for one low price for Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) members and their staff.

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Compliancy Group

Could your dental practice pass a HIPAA audit? Reduce time spent and stop worrying about HIPAA by using the experts at Compliancy Group. Using software and one-on-one Compliance Coach guidance, they help dental practices of all shapes and sizes avoid HIPAA fines. MDS members receive 15% off a HIPAA compliance program.
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Patients and Vaccines

The ADA has created a practical toolkit that members can use when faced with questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. "Patient Return: Talking with Your Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines" is available to member dentists to instill confidence in the vaccine, which will address this public health crisis and help eliminate COVID-19.

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There are widespread concerns over how the challenges due to the pandemic have impacted children’s overall health and well-being. One of these concerns is related to abuse and neglect of children. Public health emergencies, like the COVID-19 pandemic, increase the risk for child abuse and neglect because of increased stressors and loss of financial and social supports, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control. During a pandemic, there is also a decrease of in-person contact between children and mandated reporters (e.g., teachers, social workers, dentists, and physicians), which means fewer people are keeping an eye on children.

With dental practices back in full swing, the MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee encourages members to be even more mindful of signs of abuse and neglect in your pediatric patients. Dentists in Massachusetts are mandated reporters. As a mandated reporter, you are required by law to immediately make a report to the Department of Children and Families when you have reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 is suffering from abuse and/or neglect.
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