This is a brief announcement for those practicing in California.
As of August 30th, 2018, all dental practices that employ 10 or more employees must post at the entrance of the office a Proposition 65 warning unless the practice incorporates the warning into an informed consent that must be signed by the patient prior to exposure to any of the chemicals regulated by Proposition 65. While practices with less than 10 employees do not need to comply with this regulation, the California Dental Association strongly recommends compliance by all dental offices.
Starting October 2nd 2018, all dentists in California must complete a CUREs query if prescribing when writing a prescriptions for controlled substances unless certain exceptions are met. The completion of the search must be documented in the chart. Notably, there used to be an exception that dentists did not have to search the database if prescribing less than a 5 day supply. It appears that that this exception now only applies to surgical procedures.
Learn more about the mandatory use of CURES: https://www.dbc.ca.gov/formspubs/cures_flyer.pdf