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Timing of CPR Renewal

My cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) renewal deadline is in June but my office is not hosting a class until August. Is this a problem if I wait until August?

End-of-the-Day Schedule

Our nonclinical staff members want to close the office and leave the minute the last patient is gone. They don’t understand that we need to clean the operatories/sterilize instruments prior to leaving. Is this a legal issue?

Periodontal Maintenance

When I was in school and a patient presented with one or two quadrants of localized periodontal disease, we treated those areas and then continued the patient as a prophylaxis. I have colleagues who keep patients on a prophy only if they…

Tips for Surface Disinfection

We use a variety of different surface disinfectants to clean our operatories. How do I know that I am using the best one with the correct contact time to ensure disinfection? Disease transmission from environmental surfaces is generally…

Mounting the Caries Prevention Effort

At my practice we recommend fluoride toothpaste, oral hygiene techniques, xylitol, and diet changes for those at high risk of decay. I also consider dry mouth. However, I often feel like we are going in circles with no changes noted. Any…

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