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Counties mandate flu precautions for health care workers
10/10/2013
A few Northern California public health departments are ordering mandatory flu vaccine or mask-wearing for health care workers, including dentists. The order applies to dental practices in Santa Clara, Sacramento and Contra Costa Counties. Read more >>

 

CDA Motorcycle Ride raises money for Foundation
10/09/2013
The Fifth Annual CDA “Ken Sanford Memorial Motorcycle Ride” in September raised a record amount for the CDA Foundation and its programs. The motorcycle ride, during which dentists rode for 300-400 miles from Windsor through the Northern California coast and wine country, raised $9,250, which is $3,350 more than last year’s ride. Read more >>

 

CAMBRA project seeks volunteers for research network
10/08/2013
The CDA Foundation and the UCSF School of Dentistry are attempting to alter the way dentists prevent caries through a practice-based clinical trial, and volunteers are needed. The Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) Practice-Based Research Network formalizes the process to assess a patient’s risk for caries by examining various health and lifestyle factors as part of their regular dental checkup. The Foundation and UCSF are looking to expand an already established research network, which focuses on the implementation of CAMBRA. Read more >>

 

10/07/2013
Dentists interested in transitioning from paper to electronic records will benefit from the “checklist” resources available on the CDA Compass.  The Dental Software Evaluation and Selection Checklist, Dental Software Contracts Checklist and Dental Software Implementation and Training Checklist prompt dentists to consider how they may address issues that arise during the software implementation phase. Read more >>

 

Deadline for CDA Dental Benefits Workshop extended
10/04/2013
The registration deadline for CDA’s Dental Benefits Workshop has been extended to Nov. 15. The workshop is intended to help dentists who want to build their business skills and confidence, as well as improve practice profitability when dealing with dental plans. Read more >>

 

Farmers Insurance Donates $15,000 for CDA Cares San Diego
10/03/2013
The California Dental Association Foundation is pleased to announce a significant donation from new sponsor Farmers Insurance, which donated $15,000 to the Foundation in support of its CDA Cares volunteer dental program in San Diego scheduled Dec. 7-8. To date, with the help of 4,559 volunteers, CDA Cares has provided $4.4 million in care to 5,878 patients. Read more >>

 

Major health care reform milestone reached
10/02/2013
After months of intense preparation, Covered California, the health insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), began its open enrollment period on Oct. 1. Consumers can now begin the process of comparing and purchasing affordable medical and dental insurance coverage online, and Covered California is offering in-person and phone support for those who need it. Read more >>

 

Amalgam target of city action
10/02/2013
After nearly a year of consideration by two community advisory commissions, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 last week in favor of a resolution that encourages, but does not require, reduced use of dental amalgam and other potential sources of mercury exposure.  The final resolution is consistent with CDA’s belief that the decision to use amalgam should remain an informed choice that is made by each individual patient in consultation with his or her dentist. Read more >>

 

Members can show they are #cdaproud
10/01/2013
To help capture the passion its members have for organized dentistry, CDA has launched the #cdaproud social media contest. To participate in the contest, which begins Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 31, CDA's Facebook fans can take a photo of themselves posing with their CDA orange or any CDA clothing/materials (including but not limited to T-shirts, publications, merchandise from the online store, etc.) and tag their photo caption with #cdaproud. Read more >>

 

CDA, coalition file petition to stop Medi-Cal rate cuts
09/30/2013
CDA and a coalition of health care organizations aiming to stop Medi-Cal rate cuts implemented by the state filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Friday. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari asks the Court to reverse the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the rate cuts. Read more >>

 

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