Q: Is there a difference between a Dental Compliance & Safety Expert and an OSHA Consultant?
A: YES – a Dental Compliance & Safety Expert handles all regulations that pertains to a dental office and not just OSHA. This includes Federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA, HIPAA, Dental Board of California, Consumer Affairs, Federal Department of Health Services, California Department of Health Services, Labor Board and City & County ordinances. In addition a Dental Compliance & Safety Expert covers the quality assurance requirements by insurance companies like Delta Dental, Signa, Blue Cross, etc. An OSHA Consultant focus on OSHA regulations only, but since OSHA regulations are only 5 % of the total regulations requirements for a dental office in California having a Dental Compliance & Safety Expert makes smart business sense.