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2019

CE Program on Building your practice with Implants

CE Program on Building your practice with Implants

June 5, 2019

Dr. Sam Halabo is an accomplished national and international speaker, author, and product evaluator is the June 13 CE Program presenter focusing on "Building your practice with Implants: Enhancing, diagnosis, placement, cementation and marketing. Read More
Business of Dentistry: Your Practice Success Roadmap

Business of Dentistry : Your Practice Success Roadmap

April 5, 2019

Many recent industry mega-trends including growth in corporate dentistry, downward pressure on insurance reimbursement rates, and stiffer labor laws, to name a few, are making it challenging for private-practicing dentists to succeed without possessing business-minded focus, precision skills and strategies.

CDA Seeks applicants for Medicare Task Force

March 1, 2019

CDA is seeking applicants who are familiar with the Medicare program, work in a practice with a high number of Medicare enrollees or who have experience with a range of dental benefits and economics issues. All applicants must be critical thinkers and capable of making evidence-based decisions.
ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications

ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications

February 6, 2019

The ADA is currently accepting applications for the Institute for Diversity in Leadership. For details, visitADA.org/diversityinstitute. The application deadlineis April 12, 2019. Established in 2003 by the ADA, the goal of the Institute is to provide a diverse group of dentists with education and experience so that they can set new leadership paths within the profession and their communiti

2018

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
Giving Tuesday with Harbor Dental Society Foundation

Giving Tuesday with Harbor Dental Society Foundation

November 26, 2018

The Harbor Dental Society Foundation is celebrating the holiday season with an online fundraiser to support the Children's Dental Health Clinic to help with their efforts to provide quality dental treatment and oral health education to more than 10,000 children a year in our community.

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.

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

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
CDA Cares Modesto Volunteer Registration Open

CDA Cares Modesto Volunteer Registration Open

September 17, 2018

Approximately 1,950 people receive dental care at each CDA Cares clinic. Register to volunteer today to ensure your first-choice placement. You may also review the FAQ and orientation information.

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
New state oral health plan provides road map for all Californians

New state oral health plan provides road map for all Californians

May 11, 2018

The plan offers a structure for taking collective action to assess and monitor oral health status and oral health disparities, prevent oral diseases, increase access to dental services, promote best practices and advance evidence-based policies.

Take Action on SB 1008 - Dental Plan Accountability

May 4, 2018

Californians deserve to know the value of their dental benefit plans and receive the same types of protections that apply to their medical plans.
Long Beach Stand Down Clinic - Volunteers needed

Long Beach Stand Down Clinic - Volunteers needed

March 14, 2018

Long Beach City College is hosting a two-day “Veterans Stand Down” April 11th - 12th (Wed/Thurs). Lots of different service providers will be there to help out primarily homeless veterans in need. Sign-ups are quick and simple at www.healingcaliforniacharity.org. Morning, afternoon, and full-day shifts available for both days.
Gregori Kurtzman, DDS to speak at Harbor CE March 22

Gregori Kurtzman, DDS to speak at Harbor CE March 22

March 14, 2018

This CE presentation will focus on how to simplify Endo and Restorations with less stress, better outcomes.

2017

CDA Cares Anaheim Volunteers Needed  - Registration Open!

CDA Cares Anaheim Volunteers Needed - Registration Open!

December 18, 2017

Harbor Dental Society is a Chair Sponsor to support the CDA Cares Anaheim taking place April 27-28, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Come join the Harbor Team as a Volunteer!

CDA Disaster Relief Grant Donations being accepted

October 18, 2017

As a direct result of the October 2017 California wildfires, the CDA Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Grant for individuals who have been affected by this heartbreaking emergency situation.
ADA 10 Under 10 New Dentists Nominations being accepted

ADA 10 Under 10 New Dentists Nominations being accepted

October 17, 2017

The ADA is recognizing 10 amazing dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago and are already inspiring their colleagues by making a difference in dentistry. These are dentists who demonstrate excellence and inspire others every day – both in their practices and in their communities.

Policy statement on opioid abuse adopted by dental board

October 11, 2017

The Dental Board of California in August 2017 finalized and adopted a policy statement recognizing the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S., encouraging the dental profession and consumers throughout California to be aware of the growing epidemic and actively participate in finding solutions to this health issue. Read more

Policy statement on opioid abuse adopted by dental board

October 11, 2017

The Dental Board of California in August 2017 finalized and adopted a policy statement recognizing the epidemic of opioid abuse in the U.S., encouraging the dental profession and consumers throughout California to be aware of the growing epidemic and actively participate in finding solutions to this health issue. Read more

Amalgam separator Q&A addresses tenant-landlord responsibility

September 15, 2017

What is the “Dental Amalgam Rule?” The new EPA “Dental Rule” is about the responsible management and disposal of all amalgam waste in dental practices, with the primary focus being on the use of an approved amalgam separator that is ISO 11143:2008 certified at a separation rate of 95%. The rule was published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2017 and went into effect on July 14, 2017. New p
Employers must use newest Form I-9 starting Sept 18

Employers must use newest I-9 Form starting Sept 18

September 8, 2017

If you are planning to hire a new employee soon...read on! A revised 1-9 form used for employment eligibility verification goes into effect September 17, 2017 which was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Practice owners who are hiring or planning to hire employees after this date must begin using the updated Form I-9 beginning Monday, Sept. 18.

X-ray machine registration and other fees to increase Sept 1

August 14, 2017

Radiologic Health Branch fees are due to increase 26.76 percent Sept. 1, 2017, under the Budget Act of 2016, Chapter 23, in accordance with California Health and Safety Code section 100425.
CDA Cares Bakersfield Volunteers Needed - Registration Open

CDA Cares Bakersfield Volunteers Needed - Registration Open

August 1, 2017

Join your colleagues at CDA Cares Bakersfield and help create heartwarming stories of health and happiness for the community members who need it most. You can make a difference to providing increased access to oral health care to the public who are underserved.

Amalgam Separator Federal Ruling Goes into Effect Today

July 14, 2017

Today is not only the commemoration of Bastille Day but also marks the effective date of the final rule for amalgam separators. Most dental practices have until July 14, 2020 to comply with the EPA ruling on amalgam separators that becomes effective July 14, 2017. However new practices must comply by the 2017 date.

CDA Cares makes a community impact

June 15, 2017

On April 22, thousands of dental professionals and community members began slipping into the San Mateo Event Center for CDA Cares, the Foundation’s biannual volunteer dental program at no charge. By the end of the two-day event, charitable dental services totaling nearly $1.6 million were provided to 1,973 people, including 12,063 procedures, such as fillings, extractions, and cleanings.
CDA Employment Law Poster Available to Members

CDA Employment Law Poster Available to Members

April 21, 2017

Unlike prior years, posters are distributed upon request. It's a quick and easy process to request one no-cost CDA poster set for a practice you own. Simply visit www.cda.org/posterset and sign in using your current login and password
Find-a-Dentist: New ADA Campaign to Bring You Patients

Find-a-Dentist: New ADA Campaign to Bring You Patients

April 4, 2017

The ADA has launched a new, 3-year digital consumer advertising campaign to get more patients in members’ chairs. To capitalize on this opportunity, paid search and digital ads targeting these potential patients will direct them to the new ADA® Find-a-Dentist™ tool to book an appointment.

CDA achieves favorable outcome in Delta Dental case

March 23, 2017

CDA’s long legal battle against Delta Dental has resulted in a settlement with significant concessions from the dental benefit plan

New language required in anesthesia informed consent form

March 7, 2017

Under AB 2235, the pediatric anesthesia bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last September, dentists are required to obtain written informed consent from the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient prior to administration of general anesthesia or conscious sedation.

Presidential order freezes amalgam separator rule

March 6, 2017

The freeze is intended to allow the administration time for executive review of the regulations. Once the freeze is lifted, requirements of the new rule will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, which was previously scheduled for Jan. 24.

Prescribers must access CURES 2.0 after March 5

March 2, 2017

CURES 1.0 will be discontinued on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The departments of Consumer Affairs and Justice have announced that beginning March 6 prescribing health care practitioners will only be able to access CURES 2.0.

Advertising on Groupon allowed under new law

March 1, 2017

Legislation signed in September by Gov. Brown resolves a longstanding conflict concerning whether health care providers’ use of online marketing companies to advertise health care services constitutes fee splitting or payment for referrals, both of which are prohibited under state law.

2016

EPA issues final rule: Amalgam separators required

December 16, 2016

The administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a final rule under the Clean Water Act to control the discharge of mercury and other metals entering the waste stream from dental practices.

California's Oral Health Care System in a Snapshot

November 29, 2016

California dental facts sheet with stats about how many people in California go to the dentist, the number of dentists in California, and the amount of dentists who participate in Medicaid and Medicare.
Online CE Forum Launched

Online CE Forum Launched for Harbor and Orange County Dental Societies

November 23, 2016

This online forum is a one-stop forum with hundreds of CE courses, live webinars, and useful product training –covering a wide range of clinical topics right at your fingertips. You now have learning options keep your practice on a successful path.

Initial list of Covered California Dental Plans announced

October 12, 2016

Covered California has released some of the participating dental plans for the 2017 benefit year. Covered California's open enrollment period for 2017 coverage begins on Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2017. Family dental plans are offered during the renewal period, for Covered California members, and during open enrollment for new enrollees.
California's Prop. 56 Tobacco Tax to Save Lives, Protect Children

California's Prop 56 Tobacco Tax to Save Lives, Protect Children

August 26, 2016

In November, Californians will have a vital opportunity to stand up to tobacco companies and save lives. Proposition 56 will raise the state’s tax on tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing nicotine, which medical experts warn are creating a major public health threat to children.
CDA Cares Stockton Oct. 15-16, 2016 Registration Now Open

CDA Cares Stockton Oct. 15-16 Registration Now Open

July 27, 2016

Join us in Stockton and help create thousands of stories of health and happiness for community members in need. CDA Cares Stockton Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Tobacco Tax Measure is on the November Ballot as Prop. 56

July 8, 2016

The Secretary of State officially confirmed the tobacco tax measure for the November 2016 ballot and announced that it will be Proposition 56. To sign up in support of the campaign, please visit yesoncatobaccotax.com.

BPA warning notice to patients

June 16, 2016

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical present during the application of some composite fillings and sealants, has been added to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Dental offices with 10 or more employees and that use composites and sealants are now required to post a new "Notice to Patients" about BPA in their practices.
Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Disability Insurance Awareness Month

April 29, 2016

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, which makes it a good time for dentists to make sure that their futures are protected. TDIC is encouraging dental professionals to consider the important role disability insurance plays in an individual's financial security.
CDA Cares Ventura Provides $1.5 million in free dental care

CDA Cares Ventura Provides $1.5 million in free dental care

April 18, 2016

The California Dental Association Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided $1.5 million in charitable dental services to 1,884 people during the April 16-17, 2016 event at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to providing dental services at no charge to Californians who experience barriers to care, CDA Cares educates the public and policymakers about the importance of good

California raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour

April 2, 2016

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.joined legislators and labor leaders to announce a landmark agreement that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide whichi is to be signed by Governor Brown on Monday, April 4, 2016.
Pregnancy disability poster updates effective April 1

Pregnancy disability poster updates effective April 1

April 1, 2016

Effective April 1, 2016 employers are required to post two new workplace notices as part of their responsibilities under both amended regulations of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

CA Legislation passes Tobacco Controls on e-cigarettes and smoking age

March 21, 2016

The California Legislature approved two groundbreaking tobacco regulation bills that will save the lives of thousands of Californians. Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign: SB 5 X2by Senator Mark Leno will classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products. This will make them subject to smoke-free laws, age restrictions and other rules governing tobacco products. SB 7 X2 by Senator Ed Hern

Required Employment Poster Update

January 20, 2016

The Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information advising employees of workers' compensation benefits in a conspicuous location frequented by employees where it can be easily read during the workday. In addition to minor verbiage changes, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation made substantial changes to the notice (read more)
ADA Advocacy Wins for 2015 with an Eye on 2016

ADA Advocacy Wins for 2015 with an Eye on 2016

January 20, 2016

In 2015, the ADA advocated for a number of issues to improve outcomes for dentists and the patients they serve. Here are highlights of a number of those legislative wins and several key priorities for 2016.
CDA Cares Ventura Registration Open for Volunteers

CDA Cares Ventura April 16-17, 2016 Registration Open for Volunteers

January 13, 2016

CDA Cares allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other health professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to approximately 2,000 people at each bi-annual event. Put your compassion into action at CDA Cares Ventura. Volunteer!

2015

Adult Dental Plans Available via Covered California

November 10, 2015

Covered California's open enrollment period for 2016 coverage began Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31. Both adults and children can enroll in Covered California's family dental plans as an optional benefit. There is no tax penalty for consumers who elect not to enroll in the family dental plan, and no financial assistance (in the form of a tax credit) is available for purchasers of the family dental plan.

CURES enrollment deadline for providers pushed to July 1, 2016

October 19, 2015

The CURES enrollment deadline for providers has officially been pushed back from Jan. 1 to July 1 of 2016. The change comes after the governor signed AB 679 (Allen). The bill was amended late in the legislative session due to concern that the most recent Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) update has fallen behind schedule. The CURES 2.0 was planned to be in us
Happy Birthday Harbor Dental Society!

Happy Birthday Harbor Dental Society!

October 6, 2015

Today is a special day of celebration. Harbor Dental Society (HDS) began in Long Beach, not far from here, at the Hotel Schuler on October 6, 1915. Dues were $1.00 per year, and membership consisted of TEN Long Beach dentists! From the beginning, Harbor has shown a strong commitment to improving the oral health of the communities it serves.

Dental Procedure Code Changes go into effect January 1, 2016

September 21, 2015

The ADA has released a resource that provides updated information to dentists on all of the latest dental code changes that will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

New Online Licensing System by DCA to Launch by End of Year

August 11, 2015

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is set to launch a new computer licensing system for dentists, hygienists and assistants by year end.

Be Cautious when Referring Patients to Side Businesses

July 23, 2015

CDA has been aware that an imaging company in Southern California is emailing dentists to offer a "bundle deal" on CT scans for patients. Purchasing such a package may be a violation of the Dental Practice Act because it would allow a profit on a referral.

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Notice by July 8 for Dentists

July 8, 2015

The effective date for employers to begin providing mandatory sick leave to all employees has arrived (July 1), and in addition to updating policies, dentists must also distribute a new/updated employee notice by July 8, 2015.

California has a new state dental director

June 12, 2015

California has a new state dental director. Governor Jerry Brown announced Jayanth V.Kumar, DDS, MPH, will serve as California's new state dental director who brings more than 25 years experience to the position.

California's Medical Waste Management Act impacts Dental Practices

June 1, 2015

California’s Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA) was amended earlier this year. As a result of this amendment, there are changes dental practices need to make. Here are the facts of the MWMA changes that impact dental practices...

Compliance Date for Medicare Enrollment Jan. 1, 2016

May 19, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the new compliance date for enrollment or opt out for dentists to the Medicare program is Jan. 1, 2016. The original deadline was June 1.

New Medical Diagnostic Codes begin Oct. 1, 2015

May 5, 2015

Increasingly, dental plans are deferring to medical benefit carriers on certain dental procedures that can be claimed as medical procedures with patients’ medical plans. In submitting claims to medical plans, dentists need to be aware of and prepare for the adoption of new medical diagnostic codes that will be in use beginning Oct. 1.

Revised Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water Announced

April 29, 2015

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water is the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. This recommendation, released April 27, 2015, updates and replaces the previous recommended range (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter) issued in 1962.
Top 5 Trending Resources for CDA Practice Support

Top 5 Trending Resources for CDA Practice Support

April 27, 2015

CDA Practice Support is designed to help dentists navigate the business side of dentistry with ease as it is chock-full of valuable resources to help them run their practices. The top five trending CDA Practice Support resources for this month are in the categories of practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans and regulatory compliance.

CDA Cares Sacramento provides $2 million in dental care

April 8, 2015

Hosted by the California Dental Association Foundation and CDA, the CDA Cares two-day dental clinic in Sacramento provided $2 million in charitable dental services to 2,080 people March 27-28.

Testimonies from CDA members to fix Denti-Cal resonate with State Lawmakers

March 20, 2015

Harbor Dental Society member John Blake, DDS testified at the Senate and Assembly Health Committees hearing whereby he offered some of CDA's suggestions on how to fix Denti-Cal and increase reimbursement rates to allow dentists and clinics to serve more patients.

Top 5 Trending Resources for CDA Practice Support

March 16, 2015

CDA Practice Support is designed to help dentists navigate the business side of dentistry with ease as it is chock full of valuable resources to help them run their practices. Drum roll please! The top five trending CDA Practice Support resources this month in the categories of practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans and regulatory compliance...

Whether to Opt in or Opt Out as a Medicare Provider

March 2, 2015

Summary: A requirement dentists need to keep in mind this year is the designation of their status with the Medicare program. CDA is receiving an increasing number of inquiries about what to consider when choosing your status. Conversations with the ADA and the Medicare administrator for California indicate that additional information, and reminders about the requirement, will be needed as the dead

CDA Cares spotlights state oral health needs

February 6, 2015

The CDA Foundation is hosting a CDA Cares volunteer dental event in Sacramento next month, and the timing of the March 27-28 clinic couldn’t be better. The recent swearing-in of a large group of new state legislators will provide CDA with an opportunity to educate policymakers about the importance of oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net in California.

Dentistry Top Occupation of 2015

January 15, 2015

On Tuesday, US News & World Report (1/14) unveiled its list of “The 25 Best Jobs of 2015,” with dentists topping the tally. Of dentists, US News & World Report says that the best “deftly balance patient care with turning a profit – what good is the most nurturing dentist in town if he or she never sees any patients?” The article adds, “before getting to that stage, they endure rigorous technical a

New Radiation Machine Fees - Forms Required

January 14, 2015

As 2015 begins, there are new fees and forms dentists should be aware of regarding the use of radiation machines. Annual radiation machine registration fees went up from $79 to $93 as of Jan. 1. In addition, new forms are available from the California Department of Public Health to report the discontinuance of use and when a dentist is no longer in possession of any functional radiation machine.

2014

Display Paid Sick Leave Law Poster by Jan. 1, 2015

December 29, 2014

The effective date for employers to begin providing mandatory sick leave to all employees is July 1, 2015, or on the first day of employment for new employees – whichever is later. The most notable information of late is that employers must comply with displaying the required poster for employees by Jan. 1, 2015. Read more to go to link for poster.
CDA Cares Pomona provides $1.66 million in care

CDA Cares Pomona provides $1.66 million in care

November 25, 2014

The California Dental Association Foundation’s two-day dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided $1.66 million in charitable dental services to 1,861 people during the Nov. 21-22 event in Pomona.
Highlights of 2014 House of Delegates

Highlights of 2014 House of Delegates

November 18, 2014

Walter G. Weber, DDS, was installed as the new CDA president last week at the House of Delegates meeting in San Diego. Weber, a general dentist with a private practice in Campbell, is a graduate of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and Santa Clara University. He also earned a master's degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

Covered California changes how dental benefits will be offered in 2015

October 30, 2014

As California approaches the second full year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), California’s Health Benefit Exchange Board, responsible for Covered California, the state’s online insurance marketplace and for the overall implementation of the ACA in California, has announced some changes to how dental benefits will be offered in 2015.
Continued Opposition to Proposition 46 Grows to Defeat Flawed Measure

Stronger Opposition Grows to Defeat Proposition 46

October 7, 2014

Why vote No on Proposition 46? Prop 46 will increase health care costs, reduce access to care and jeopardize citizens' personal prescription drug information

Compliance when using Independent Contractors for Dental Practices

September 24, 2014

Based on the number of calls coming in to CDA’s Practice Support, there seems to be confusion among dentists about how to pay hygienists and associates who are classified as independent contractors.

Legislature approves CDA-sponsored bill protecting patient premiums

September 15, 2014

The California Legislature has approved a CDA-sponsored bill establishing standardized requirements for dental plans to report the amount of patient premium dollars spent directly on dental care.

Hydrocodone Drugs Reclassified

August 28, 2014

Hydrocodone drugs reclassified; non-Schedule II dentists must register to continue prescribing Despite concerns expressed by the ADA and other stakeholders, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finalized a rule to classify hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin and Norco as Schedule II drugs instead of Schedule III. The reclassification, effective Oct. 6, will impact dentists with

Clearly Discuss Dental Benefits with Your Patients

August 25, 2014

“Do you accept my insurance?” this is a question that thousands of dental offices receive from prospective patients multiple times per day throughout the country. How your dental team responds to that question can set the tone in terms of patient expectations and determine the future of the doctor- patient relationship. In recent months, the question of how dental practices should be answering

State Releases New Chart on Dental Medical Waste Disposal

August 21, 2014

The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has posted a new chart on dental medical waste disposal. While the law hasn't changed, the new chart (shown below) can help dentists who are curious about the storage time for different types of medical waste.

CDA Launches Practice Advising Services

August 7, 2014

To help member dentists on a more individual, personalized basis, CDA has launched CDA Practice Advising, an in-depth consulting service designed to help dentists practice smarter and increase their profitability.

Beware of scam calls from fraudsters as IRS agents

July 30, 2014

CDA has heard from several members about a scam involving calls from fraudsters claiming to be IRS agents or other law enforcement authorities. The scammers threaten victims with arrest, deportation, license revocation or business closure unless the individual pays the taxes they claim are owed.
TDIC offers new seminar on Patient Emotions

TDIC's New Fall Seminar on Patient Emotions

July 17, 2014

Registration for the new fall 2014 lineup of TDIC’s Risk Management seminar, Beyond the Science: Patient Emotions in Dentistry, is now open.
MICRA Update - No on 46 Campaign

MICRA Update - No on 46 Campaign

July 15, 2014

The ballot measure that would quadruple the cap on non-economic damages under the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has been assigned a number, Proposition 46, for the upcoming November election, while the campaign against it is gaining more powerful allies.

Dental Licensure Fees Rising

July 3, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, both the initial license and biennial license renewal fees will increase from $365 to $450. The fee increase was determined necessary by the Dental Board of California to correct the deficit between its revenue and expenditures.
State dental director included in governor's budget update

Dental director position gets green light

April 2, 2014

The establishment of a state dental director position to provide leadership and direction for oral health care in California, a goal CDA has actively pursued for more than two years, will soon become a reality...

Dental License fees increasing

April 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, both the initial license and biennial license renewal fees will increase from $365 to $450. The fee increase was determined necessary by the Dental Board of California to correct the deficit between its revenue and expenditures...

The Fight is on to Protect MICRA!

March 25, 2014

The measure would significantly increase costs for health care consumers by billions each year, and jeopardize patient access to care all across California. From rural to underserved communities, this measure would have a devastating effect on the health care system...
World Oral Health Day set for March 20

World Oral Health Day set for March 20

March 18, 2014

March 20 is World Oral Health Day, a day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of good oral hygiene for everyone old and young...
Top speakers to bring a breadth of knowledge to CDA Presents

Top speakers to bring a breadth of knowledge to CDA Presents

March 7, 2014

Dental professionals from around the world attend CDA Presents to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances...
Covered California focuses on dental plan offerings for 2015

Covered California focuses on dental plan offerings for 2015

February 26, 2014

Even with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) barely under way, Covered California, the agency charged with implementing the ACA in this state, devoted considerable time last month to planning for expanded dental benefit offerings for 2015...

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