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Proposition 65 notice requirement takes effect in August  

No later than Aug. 30, 2018, dental practices that employ 10 or more employees must post at the entrance of the office the new Proposition 65 warning notice, unless the practice chooses instead to provide a warning with an informed consent form. The form must be signed by the patient prior to exposure to the chemicals regulated by Proposition 65. The new single notice replaces the three separat
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Dentists receive unprecedented $30M for student loan repayment in state budge  

The 2018-19 state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown dedicates $210 million from the Proposition 56 Tobacco Tax revenue to Denti-Cal providers, a $70 million increase from last year’s amount. This effort is the result of years of activity to improve th
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FDA warns consumers against using benzocaine products  

By Jennifer Garvin Silver Spring, Md.— The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued asafety announcementMay 23 warning consumers not to use teething products containing benzocaine in infants and children younger than 2 years. The announcement updates previous FDA Drug Safety Communications reporting benzocaine’s association with methemoglobinemia, a disorder in which the
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FTC complaint alleges collusion among top dental suppliers  

Benco Dental Supply Company, Henry Schein Inc. and Patterson Companies Inc. were named in a complaintfiled recently by the Federal Trade Commission.The FTC alleges that the three dental suppliers — the nation’s largest — violated federal a
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ADA prioritizes 7 sections of Opioid Crisis Response Act  

By Jennifer Garvin Washington— In continuing efforts to keep prescription opioid pain medications from becoming a source of harm in communities, the ADA is supporting several proposals highlighted in the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. The Opioid Crisis Response Act,Senate Bill 2680, is a bipartisan legislation package containing more than 40 proposals from six Senate Committee
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