New research says treating gum disease, along with other risk factors, may reduce a patient’s likelihood of having a stroke.
It is important to review workflows and procedures regularly to prevent office and facility standards from getting lax. The CDC summary contains a set of nine key recommendations for dental settings. MLMIC encourages dental health providers to consult the list of “do’s” and “do nots” for a refresher in safe injection practices.
Governor Cuomo has approved a bill that adds dentists’ offices to the sites that are included in New York's state law regulating telemedicine.
Dental practices should develop protocols for tracking consultations, including patient compliance, and documenting conversations between referring and consulting dentists. In addition, patients’ dental records should reflect referral compliance (or non-compliance) and include related correspondence.