News
08/26/2013
The Dental Board of California has released for public comment its proposed regulations that would raise the initial licensure and biennial renewal fees for dentists from $365 to $450, the maximum currently allowable by state law.  The public has until Sept. 23 to provide written comment (or in-person comment at a public testimony-only hearing to be held on that date in Sacramento). Read more >>

 

CDA Presents San Francisco puts dentistry on display
08/23/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry put the profession on full display within the walls of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. More than 15,000 people attended the Aug.15-17 event that featured more than 100 lectures and workshops and an Exhibit Hall packed with more than 375 companies spotlighting the latest dental products. Read more >>

 

08/22/2013
Many dental practices, because of their small size, may not be required to provide FMLA benefits to employees. However, risk management analysts at The Dentists Insurance Company advise dentists to address any request for a leave of absence with caution. There may be other laws that do apply to employee leave, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act or workers’ compensation. Read more >>

 

08/20/2013
With the legislature entering the final month of its 2013 session, CDA was an active participant in negotiations with the governor’s office, the legislature, and a variety of business, legal and consumer stakeholders in an attempt to improve the state’s Proposition 65 warning notice and litigation laws. Prop. 65 requires businesses with 10 or more employees to provide “clear and reasonable warning” if the product or business location may expose employees or consumers to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Read more >>

 

08/19/2013
After a series of court decisions upholding the legality of the state’s 10 percent reduction to Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that it will begin implementing the cuts for Denti-Cal providers on Sept. 5. The Department’s announcement states that the prospective rate reduction will be phased in by provider type, beginning with dental and medical transportation and ending with pharmacies, physicians and distinct-part nursing facilities on Jan. 9, 2014. Read more >>

 

CDA Presents C.E. certificates available next month
08/17/2013
In early September, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry licensed attendees will receive an email containing a link to their online C.E. certificate, which can then be printed. Attendees also can save $100 on course audio recordings. Read more >>

 

Tradeshow floor boasts hundreds of innovative products
08/15/2013

Dentists who are looking for the latest technology, products and services in dentistry, will find it on the tradeshow floor at CDA Presents in San Francisco. The San Francisco tradeshow features several new products. More than 375 exhibitors will be spotlighting the latest in dental technology at the Moscone Center on Aug. 15-17.

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08/14/2013
On behalf of its members, the California Dental Association — along with several individual dentist providers — has taken legal action against Delta Dental of California by filing a demand for binding arbitration in response to Delta’s notice dated Aug. 1, informing providers of changes to key provisions in their agreements. Read more >>

 

Get ‘social’ at CDA Presents with the Social Hub
08/14/2013
Follow all the action at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco this week on the Social Hub. The Hub will display live tweets, photos and videos from the Moscone Center throughout the Aug. 15-17 event. To follow social media activity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at CDA Presents use the hashtag #cdaSF. Read more >>

 

CDA to host member Dental Benefits Workshop
08/13/2013
To help improve members’ understanding of the shifting landscape of the dental benefits marketplace, CDA will host a Dental Benefits Workshop in 2014, one of several Smart Dentist Trainings offered through the CDA Practice Support Center. The extensive program will provide participants the opportunity to earn C.E. credits through a “Dental Benefits 101 Webinar” as well as a two-day, in-person seminar held at the CDA headquarters in Sacramento on March 20-21, 2014. Read more >>

 

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