Digital workflow & business optimization solutions

The Digital Dental Record –A top-quality record-keeping system created by dentists for dentists and is the only system endorsed by the American Dental Association. It is the most comprehensive system available and offers a variety of charts, forms, an Emergency Record, labeling systems, recall cards and open-self cabinets. It is recognized as the standard of… Continue Reading Digital workflow & business optimization solutions

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What if a patient doesn’t speak English and requests an language interpreter, am I required to provide one? What about if they are on Medicaid? Does the new Section 1557 language interpreter law apply to me?

Yes and no. The inability to speak English is not considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and a dentist is not required to provide a language interpreter if the patient asks for one. However, this would be a YES if the dentist is a Certified Medicaid Provider, and the Medicaid covered patient… Continue Reading What if a patient doesn’t speak English and requests an language interpreter, am I required to provide one? What about if they are on Medicaid? Does the new Section 1557 language interpreter law apply to me?

Am I required to provide a hearing interpreter if a deaf patient requests one? And can I bill that to the patient?

Yes, under the Americans with Disabilities Act it requires all providers to supply a hearing impaired patient with an interpreter if they ask for one to be present at the time of service. A dental office is considered a place if public accommodation where a dentist cannot prohibit the patient from this service if they… Continue Reading Am I required to provide a hearing interpreter if a deaf patient requests one? And can I bill that to the patient?

Additional marketing opportunities

Annual CE & Networking Event opportunities -Exhibitor -Sponsor More information Or, contact WDA Continuing Education and Special Programs Coordinator Betsy Krekling at 414-755-4118 or [email protected] WDA Foundation The Wisconsin State Dental Golf Tournament is held in the fall every year with proceeds benefiting the WDA Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Direct questions to WDA Foundation… Continue Reading Additional marketing opportunities

WDA Advertising Policy and Exhibiting Standards

The Wisconsin Dental Association welcomes advertising in its publications and on its website and exhibiting in conjunction with the annual CE & networking event. All offer important opportunities for keeping members informed of products and services for improving the practice of dentistry and furthering the association’s goals of promoting the art and science of dentistry… Continue Reading WDA Advertising Policy and Exhibiting Standards

I hear OSHA made some changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, what are they?

In December 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created changes to the Hazard Communication Standard which will help align the United States with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to improve safety. The newly modified standard provides a single set of criteria used for classifying chemicals according to their health… Continue Reading I hear OSHA made some changes to the Hazard Communication Standard, what are they?

Dental hygienists are required to obtain 12 credit hours of CE to receive a renewal license. This requirement applies to the September 30, 2021 renewal deadline. Are there requirements for the types of courses that must be taken?

Yes, there are requirements for types of CE that must be taken for license renewal. Of the 12 credit hours required, dental hygienists must also receive both hands-on CPR training and automated external defibrillator training and maintain active/current certification. In addition not less than two of the credit hours required must be satisfied in infection… Continue Reading Dental hygienists are required to obtain 12 credit hours of CE to receive a renewal license. This requirement applies to the September 30, 2021 renewal deadline. Are there requirements for the types of courses that must be taken?