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Harbor Leaders Visit the Capitol for CDA Leg Day to Meet with Legislators

Harbor Leaders Visit the Capitol for CDA Leg Day to Meet with Legislators

May 6, 2019

Harbor Leaders Visit the Capitol for CDA Leg Day to Meet with Legislators ...More
CDA Dental Benefit Plans Initiative

CDA Dental Benefit Plans Initiative

May 2, 2019

The California Dental Association is enhancing resources to support members who experience dental benefits-related issues. Through CDA Practice Support, members have access to a dedicated dental benefits plan analyst and a library of online resources that facilitate working with benefit plans. Now, an online intake process streamlines dental benefits plan issue submissions for CDA member de...More
New benefit for Harbor Members - Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Training and HR Resources

New benefit for Harbor Members - Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Training and HR Resources

May 1, 2019

Compliance Alert: Effective January 1, 2019, California employers with 5 or more employees (including those located out of state) are required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees before January 1, 2020. The minimum count of "5" employees includes seasonal and temporary hires as well as independent contractors. That includes 2 hours of sexual harassment p...More
Harbor's Mentorship Program to form positive relationships

Harbor's Mentorship Program to form positive relationships

April 10, 2019

Both mentors and mentees can enjoy the benefits of a personal, collegial relationship, not often available through traditional means of education or other mentorships. ...More
Continuing Education focuses on Restorative Dentistry in General Practice

Continuing Education focuses on Restorative Dentistry in General Practice

March 6, 2019

Harbor Dental Society's CE Program on Restorative Dentistry is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark, Lakewood, CA. Register to Get in the Know! ...More

Harassment prevention training at CDA Presents Anaheim

March 1, 2019

As of Jan. 1, 2019, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has updated its workplace discrimination and harassment notice. The notice reflects that employers with five or more employees must now provide training to all employees regarding the prevention of sexual harassment. All training must be completed by Jan. 1, 2020....More

More LA Smiles offers Clinical Trainings for Dental Providers

February 5, 2019

Last year, More LA Smiles was launched, a UCLA-led Dental Transformation Initiative dedicated to expanding oral health access to half a million children on Medi-Cal in LA County. Now, as we kick off National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, we’re excited to share with you our program offerings, plans for 2019 and ways to get involved as we continue to roll out new program components....More
TDIC’s informed consent form helps dentists follow law when prescribing opioids to minors

TDIC’s informed consent form helps dentists follow law when prescribing opioids to minors

January 14, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, before a prescriber issues the first prescription for a controlled substance containing an opioid, the prescriber must discuss specific information with the minor or the minor’s parent or guardian as required by Senate Bill 1109 signed into law last September....More

ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

January 14, 2019

Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to support the conclusions presented in this research and associated media coverage. ...More
Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Jan. 1, 2020

Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Jan. 1, 2020

January 1, 2019

Gov. Jerry Brown last September signed a bill requiring California employers of five or more employees to provide expanded training on sexual harassment prevention to all of their employees by Jan. 1, 2020. Practically speaking, this means employers will need to complete the mandatory one- or two-hour trainings for employees in 2019 to be compliant by the January 2020 deadline. ...More
Harbor Installation Dec. 6 2018

Harbor Installation Dec. 6 2018

December 6, 2018

Harbor's Annual Meeting & Holiday Party with CE Program and 2019 Installation of Officers and Incoming President Santos Cortez, DDS at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark, Lakewood, CA 90712 4:30pm Registration 5pm - Exhibits & Photo Booth 6pm Dinner/ CE Program 8:30pm Installation...More

Transitioning to a paperless office – how to get started

November 13, 2018

Whether you recently purchased a practice with paper charts or have been maintaining your own paper chart system, you have probably considered going paperless....More

CDT 2019 Codes are now available from the ADA

September 26, 2018

Get the updated CDT 2019 and Companion Kit and build an even more successful practice. This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately – which speeds claim processing, lessens the need for additional information requests, and reduces claim rejections...More

Eligible Premier providers to be mailed Delta Dental settlement notices

September 24, 2018

Dentists eligible for payments under CDA’s settlement agreement with Delta Dental should have received allocation notices in the mail. The class action settlement administrator mailed letters to approximately 14,000 Premier providers who had their fees impacted by Delta Dental’s “inflationary adjustment percentage.” Dentists who did not have their fees reduced improperly by the inflationary adjust...More

State Soda Tax Filed by CDA and CMA to Protect Public Health

July 9, 2018

CDA and the California Medical Association filed a ballot measure last week for the 2020 election to enact a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to reverse legislation passed last week that enacts a 12-year moratorium on local SSB taxes. The soda industry’s maneuver, which threatened to move forward with a ballot measure this year requiring a two-thirds vote on all local taxes un...More

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