The Role of Regulations
There is a huge misunderstanding as to the purpose of regulations. Regulations are a direction and not a destination. In other words a starting point, a line in the sand if you will and not the finishing line. Regulations establishes the minimum and not the maximum. Doing exactly what regulations asks and nothing more is a mediocre mindset and not one of excellence.
CE Certificates Processing
August 1st was the official opening of the CE Processing Department. Combining medical and dental courses, we process thousands of CE Certificates a month. In order to provide awesome service, the CE Processing Department was launched. The department is headed by “Kathy” who will be your direct contact. All CE Certificate inquiries and submissions should be sent to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. This routes directly to Kathy’s inbox, from there she will forward it on to a staff member for processing.
I am asked everyday “What OSHA courses must I take to renew my dental license?”
The answer is “None”
There seems to be a confusion regarding “required courses” so please let me clarify.
The Dental Practice Act course, Dental Board Infection Control Regulations course and BLS CPR course are the three mandatory courses which an RDA, RDH and DDS must take every two years in order to renew their dental license. None of these courses are OSHA courses. Therefore the employer is not responsible for providing employees these courses.
Employers however, must provide all employees Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Hazard Communication training every year. These are OSHA courses. Keep in mind, OSHA requires yearly training for all employees; dental licensed or not, part-time, full time, front office or back office.
What Qualifies Training
Today there are all sorts of methods course material can be distributed and all sorts of course formats; online, webinars, live, to name a few. But the value of a course is not in the attendance but rather the results from what you learned and applied.
So training must meet this criteria,
Interactive – the participants has the ability to ask the instructor questions.
Specific – addresses the real issues of the office.
Instructor – qualified based upon education and experiences.
Results – improved the condition and standards of the office.