One thing for sure the world has changed for the dental profession as to the enforcement of regulations. You are either brain-dead or a member of Congress (same thing) to think that your dental office won’t be inspected. Problem is my experience working with dental offices tells me that 9 out of 10 will fail inspections. A common issue among dentists is that they assume their office is ok and their employees know what to do when it comes to compliance. When I ask dentists if their office would pass an inspection the number one response is “I think so”. When I ask employees are they compliant with regulations the number one response is “I think so”.
“I think so” doesn’t do squat for patients and employees safety, it doesn’t make an office HIPAA compliant, it doesn’t make your office OSHA compliant, it doesn’t prevent cross contamination, it doesn’t protect your business assets, in fact “I think so” is just a worthless brain fart just like a politician’s campaign promise. So how much will “I think so” cost you?