Infection control is one of BORID’s top priorities. That’s why there are mandates that specify every Massachusetts dental practice has an infection control coordinator, and all clinical staff receive ongoing continuing education on current infection control best practices. It is essential that your team is fully trained in the appropriate use of personal protective equipment, and that PPE is used as intended during the normal course of business.
A BORID inspection can happen at any time. If an inspector asks one of your team members who the practice Infection Control coordinator is, would they know? What would happen if they were quizzed about their last infection control training? Do you know how long it has been since any member of your team had IC Continuing Education?
Dental compliance consultants are your first line of defense against surprise BORID inspections. We know and understand the many facets of Infection Control that are important to BORID, and work with your team to ensure they’re fully up to speed and compliant with all regulations. Your IC coordinator has a very important role. We’ll help ensure that this individual is doing their job as it needs to be done, including maintaining training records that prove your team is up do date with their Continuing Education.
An emphasis on proper infection control can benefit your MA dental practice in ways that transcend BORID compliance. Protecting your patients from Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, and other infectious diseases is an essential part of providing professional dental care. Any failure in this area can be devastating for the patients affected as well as for your practice’s reputation. Today’s dental patients research providers online before booking appointments: if they find headlines about Hepatitis associated with your practice, they’re going to book somewhere else – and can you blame them? Protect your patients, your practice, and your revenue by working with knowledgeable dental compliance consultants.