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Sleep disordered breathing in dental patients
Screening for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the dental office can have a big impact on the lives of patients — adding as much as eight to 10 years — according to Steve Carstensen, DDS, who presented a lecture at CDA Presents in San Francisco on the role dentists have in identifying symptoms and helping patients obtain a diagnosis and treatment for the condition.  Read more >>
CDA urges "No" vote on Proposition 46
The statewide election is Tuesday, Nov. 4, and CDA needs your help in our final push to defeat Proposition 46. The ballot measure will make malpractice lawsuits against dentists and other health care providers more lucrative, significantly increasing liability insurance costs and threatening patients’ access to care. We have just one more week to go. Please turn in your vote-by-mail ballot or go to the polls next Tuesday and continue to help us inform voters about the dangers of Proposition 46.  Read more >>
State scholarships, loan repayments available
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development is now accepting applications for its CalREACH program. CalREACH, which includes the California State Loan Repayment Program and the Health Professions Loan Repayment Program, offers scholarships and loan repayment opportunities to dentists and dental hygienists.  Read more >>
CDA Foundation supplies grants recipients
The CDA Foundation's Dental Materials and Supplies Grant supports nonprofit organizations with the supplies necessary for dental operations and oral health services. This unique program that works in partnership with Henry Schein Cares, epitomizing the combined commitment to give back to the industry and communities in which we serve. Selected organizations receive between $5,000 and $25,000 of in-kind goods per year for two years.  Read more >>
November CDA Journal now available
The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association is now available. By the end of 2014, through expanded entitlement under the Affordable Care Act, the number of children eligible for Denti-Cal benefits will exceed 5 million. The November issue of the Journal issue focuses on the workforce and training needed to care for these children.  Read more >>
Before prescribing fluoride, check the state Department of Public Health website for fluoridation levels in your patients' communities. The link to the site can be found on the External Links/Clinical Resources page at cda.org/practicesupport.
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