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Dental Pros: More Information About Zika Virus

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Dental Pros: More Information About Zika Virus

Updated information about Zika virus for all dental professionals: As United States policymakers debate how to devote money and resources to the Zika virus outbreak, understanding the potential economic impact of the virus in the US is key. Now, using a new computational model described in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers have calculated that Zika, depending on the rate at which it infected people in at-risk states, could result in total costs ranging from $183 million to over $1.2 billion. Since 2015, a strain of Zika virus originating in Brazil has been spreading internationally, with cases now confirmed in more...

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News for Dental Assistants in California about Practical Exam

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Suspension of the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Practical Examination x On April 6, 2017, the Dental Board of California (Board) voted to suspend the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) practical examination as a result of the findings of the review of the practical examination conducted by the Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 1752.1, the Board may vote to suspend the practical examination if the review conducted by the OPES concludes that the practical examination is unnecessary or does not accurately measure the competency of RDAs. A...

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MyDentalCE.com Now an Approved Florida CE Provider

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Great News! MyDentalCE.com just received our notification that we are an approved provider for the state of Florida. And we are affiliated with CEBroker.com now too. Watch for our Florida course offerings and let us help you conveniently fulfill your CE training online. Our friendly staff is always ready to help:  (539) 238-5333 or CEsupport@mydentalce.com.  Office discounts available.

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FDA bans use of powdered gloves in health care

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FDA bans use of powdered gloves in health care Dentists, physicians and other health care professionals will no longer be allowed to use powdered gloves when treating patients, per a rule finalized Dec. 16 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. First proposed in March 2016, the rule, which takes effect Jan. 18, prohibits the manufacturing, sale, distribution and use of (1) powdered surgeon’s gloves, (2) powdered patient examination gloves and (3) absorbable powder used to lubricate surgeon’s gloves because “they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to health care providers, patients and other individuals who are...

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