Dental Laboratory


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Dental laboratory location that meets the requirements of Rule 64B27-1.001, Florida Administrative Code, as follows:

Each registered dental laboratory shall:

(a) Be clean and orderly and in good repair, with regard to normal fabrication procedures at time of inspection;

(b) All waste materials properly disposed of at the end of each day according to local restrictions;

(c) Maintain on the laboratory premises a copy of the laboratory registration so it is readily available for inspection by Department personnel;

(d) Maintain on the laboratory premises, for each separate appliance and for a period of four years, a work order from a licensed dentist authorizing construction or repair of the specified artificial oral appliance;

AND

(e) Maintain on the laboratory premises a written policy and procedure document on sanitation. Said policy shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

1. Intake and disinfection procedure for each appliance, impression, bite, or other material posing a possible contamination risk received by the laboratory;

AND

2. Separate procedure for handling dental appliances, and impressions previously identified by the dentist, known to have come from carriers of the HBV and/or HIV virus.

3. Each registered dental laboratory shall have a designated receiving area. The following procedure shall be followed in the receiving area:

(a) Work surfaces and counter tops shall be constructed of non-porous materials which shall be disinfected daily with a chlorine compound, a combination synthetic phenolic, or an iodophor solution that has been diluted according to the manufacturer’s directions.

(b) Employees working in the receiving area shall wear disposable gloves, and as an option may wear a facial mask or protective eyewear.

4. The following dental equipment and supplies shall not be permitted in a registered dental laboratory in this state:

(a) Dental chairs.

(b) X-ray machines.

(c) Anesthetics, sedatives, or medicinal drugs, other than personal prescriptions.

 

Infection Control Procedure For HBV And HIV

DENTAL LABORATORY
INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURE
HBV AND HIV

Infection control procedures are designed to protect you as well as other employees of Dental Laboratory. In addition, these procedures will help prevent the cross-contamination of Appliances. This will help protect patients and staff.

  1. All incoming cases should be considered and handled as if it were infectious.
  2. Gloves must be worn at all times prior to disinfecting.
  3. Eye protections and masks are recommended according to OSHA standards.
  4. Do not touch anything else during the opening of a package and the disinfecting procedure until the entire procedure is completed. The gloves are then removed and hands are washed using an anti-bacterial soap before beginning another procedure.
  5. All surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected after each receiving session.
  6. Packages containing material and merchandise should be opened prior to or after packages containing prosthetics.
  7. Liquid disinfecting solutions may be discarded into the sanitary sewer system.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ABOVE INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES WERE DESIGNED FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Sanitation Control Procedure

DENTAL LABORATORY
SANITATION CONTROL PROCEDURE

Sanitation control procedures are designed to protect you as well as other employees of

Dental Laboratory. Please follow the guidelines listed below. These procedures will help prevent the cross-contamination of materials handled in the laboratory.

  1. Each employee is responsible for maintaining his/her work area, instruments, and other materials used in his/her daily duties. These should be cleaned, disinfected, and stored in the proper place.
  2. After the work day is over, counter spaces are to be sprayed with a disinfecting solution and wiped down.
  3. Trash will be removed on a daily basis.
  4. Sinks will be disinfected several times a day when being used for rinsing and steaming dental impressions and other types of dental work.
  5. Eating utensils should not be washed or stored with the dental laboratory work or supplies.
  6. Bathrooms should be maintained, cleaned, and disinfected.
  7. Floors should be vacuumed or swept at the end of the day.
  8. Dress code should be followed by the employees as directed by the employer.
  9. The use of gloves, masks, and protective eyewear should be used as directed by the OSHA standards whenever necessary.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ABOVE INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES WERE DESIGNED FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Infection Control Procedure

DENTAL LABORATORY
INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURE

  1. Using a box cutter when necessary, open all packages and store box cutter.
  2. Put disposable gloves on.
  3. Carefully remove all packing material.
  4. Discard all packing materials.
  5. Individually identify the contents of each package and place on counter.
  6. Using the reference chart as a guide, dip or spray the contents with the appropriate disinfecting solution.
  7. If blood or saliva is visible, the item must be rinsed thoroughly before dipping/spraying.
  8. After dipping or spraying, place contents in plastic bag and seal.
  9. Place bag and work order in appropriate work pan. Work pan should not be placed on receiving bench but on next work station.
  10. After all packages are opened, disinfected, and placed in work pans, spray the receiving counter with chorine solution until completely covered. Wipe thoroughly with paper towel and then discard the towels.
  11. Spray counter a second time with light even cover and allow it to dry.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ABOVE INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES WERE DESIGNED FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Health Care Fraud; Disqualification for License, Certificate, or Registration

The department shall refuse to renew a license, certificate, or registration of any applicant if the applicant or any principal, officer, agent, managing employee, or affiliated person of the applicant:

1. Has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony under chapter 409, chapter 817, or chapter 893, or a similar felony offense committed in another state or jurisdiction, unless the applicant is currently enrolled in a drug court program that allows the withdrawal of the plea for that felony upon successful completion of that program. Any such conviction or plea excludes the applicant from licensure renewal unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or plea ended:

  1. For felonies of the first or second degree, more than 15 years before the date of application.
  2. For felonies of the third degree, more than 10 years before the date of application, except for felonies of the third degree under s. 893.13(6)(a).
  3. For felonies of the third degree under s. 893.13(6)(a), more than 5 years before the date of application.

2. Has been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a felony under 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970, or 42 U.S.C. ss. 1395-1396 since July 1, 2009, unless the sentence and any subsequent period of probation for such conviction or plea ended more than 15 years before the date of the application.

3. Has been terminated for cause from the Florida Medicaid program pursuant to s. 409.913, unless the applicant has been in good standing with the Florida Medicaid program for the most recent 5 years.

4. Has been terminated for cause, pursuant to the appeals procedures established by the state, from any other state Medicaid program, unless the applicant has been in good standing with a state Medicaid program for the most recent 5 years and the termination occurred at least 20 years before the date of the application.

5. Is currently listed on the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities.

 

  1. Applicant submits completed application for registration of dental laboratory, along with application fee and corporate or fictitious name registration documentation as applicable.
  2. Applicant will be notified in writing of any deficiencies in the application.
  3. If the application is complete the applicant will be notified in writing that an inspection will be scheduled.
  4. The dental laboratory must receive a passing inspection from the Department’s inspector prior to license being issued.

The mailing address for supporting documentation relating to the registration application is:

Department of Health
Board of Dentistry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C-O8
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3258
(850) 245-4474 Telephone Number
(850) 921-5389 Fax Number

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

Application Fee$200.00 (non-refundable)

 

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions

Chapter 466: Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratories

Florida Administrative Code

Chapter 64B27: Dental Laboratories