Legal implications of OSHA and CDC regulations

R. A. Kaminski, Arthur R. Croft, Gerald A. Heuer, Clay Steadman

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The epidemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has initiated a number of regulations, at both the federal and state level, that impact directly on the practice of dentistry.1 During the past 5 to 6 years, guidelines have been published that specifically and generally state those procedures which should be implemented in the dental practice with regard to infectious disease control.2,3 However, confusion remains regarding these procedural guidelines and the differences that exist between municipal, state, and federal regulations. The ensuing discussion (1) reviews the historical background of the guidelines, (2) reflects on the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines as they relate to the dental practice, (3) summarizes the role of the regulatory agencies, (4) discusses federal and state statutes that have impact on the dental practitioner, and (5) describes the possible legal implications that these regulations may have on the dental practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-712
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery


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