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    • Updated anesthesia consent form required

      Under AB 2235, the pediatric anesthesia bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last September, dentists are required to obtain written informed consent from the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient prior to administration of general anesthesia... more

    • CURES 1.0 not available after March 5

      CURES 1.0 will be discontinued on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The departments of Consumer Affairs and Justice have announced that beginning March 6 prescribing health care practitioners will only be able to access CURES 2.0.

      California’s Controlled Substance... more

    • Presidential order freezes amalgam separator rule

      The Environmental Protection Agency’s anticipated rule requiring that dental practices install amalgam separators and implement best practices to control the discharge of mercury and other metals entering the waste stream has been delayed following... more

    • Update: Mycobacterium Infections Associated with a Local Dental Clinic

      To Orange County Medical Providers,

      Mycobacterium abscessus dental infections have been reported in patients who have undergone pulpotomy procedures at the 2156 East Lincoln Avenue office of Children's Dental Group in Anaheim.

      The facility’s... more

    • Google update pulls reviews from across web

      Historically, dental practices have relied heavily on word of mouth. Patients share the great experience they had at a dental practice and encourage their friends and family to choose the same dentist. What dentists often don’t think about is the patient... more

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