New Dentist Helpful Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Dentistry
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has created an informational handbook of data that has been collected on the dental profession.

Pennsylvania Loan Repayment Program
The Primary Health Care Practitioners Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a program designed to improve the recruitment and retention of primary health-care practitioners in underserved areas of Pennsylvania.

State Board of Dentistry (SBOD)
Visit this site to review relicensure information, newsletters, meeting dates, laws and more.

The Commission on Dental Competency (CDCA)
NERB facilitates the licensure process. It administers, scores and reports the results of its examinations in dentistry and dental hygiene.

Pennsylvania State Data Center
This site is the Commonwealth's official source of demographic and economic data.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA regulates employee safety and training, waste management, infection control and hazardous chemicals.


U.S. Department of Justice 
The Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law, regulates how you accommodate patients and employees with disabilities and requires your office design to fulfill handicap accessibility specifications.

Department of Health and Human Services
Dental offices that transmit patient health information electronically, either directly or through a practice management vendor or clearinghouse, must comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.

Employment Eligibility Verification
As an employer, you are prohibited from hiring illegal aliens, and you must verify that any new employee is either a naturalized citizen, a native of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or an alien authorized by the Immigration Service to work in the United States.

Federal and State Regulations Posters
If you have one or more employees, you are required to post federal and state regulations posters in your office.