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ADA updates dental radiograph recommendations
12/07/2012
The American Dental Association has released updated recommendations concerning dental radiographs. The recommendations were developed by the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration. Read more >>

 

12/06/2012
Von Chan, DDS, believes a well-functioning dental practice is comprised of employees who are highly trained and motivated to keep learning, and that is why she takes her entire staff to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. “A highly trained staff is much more efficient and much more knowledgeable when talking to patients regarding their treatment,” said Chan, who practices in Petaluma. Read more >>

 

Dental benefit experts speak at House of Delegates
12/05/2012
As part of its continued efforts to keep members up-to-date on the changing landscape of the dental benefits industry, CDA invited three experts in the field to speak to the 2012 House of Delegates last month. Read more >>

 

Sign-ups for Give Kids a Smile under way
12/04/2012
February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month and Give Kids a Smile — an annual one-day volunteer initiative to provide free dental screenings, treatment and education to underserved children — are approaching. Registration is under way for the ADA-sponsored event to be held on Feb. 1, 2013. Read more >>

 

12/03/2012
Legislation defining California’s Essential Health Benefits, which federal health care reform requires to include pediatric oral health benefits, has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 951 by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) and AB 1453 by Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Santa Cruz), chairs of the Senate and Assembly Health Committees respectively, define the health, vision and pediatric dental benefits that will be offered through California’s Health Benefit Exchange as part of its implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read more >>

 

Kids’ Healthy Mouths off to a strong start
11/30/2012
Since the launch of the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign in August, preliminary statistics show that the oral health literacy campaign sponsored by the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives is off to a good start. Read more >>

 

Governor signs CDA-sponsored dental plan disclosure bill
11/29/2012
CDA scored a significant victory in the dental benefits arena recently when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will place new disclosure requirements on dental plans and insurers when they make material changes to their contracts, rules and procedures. The legislation takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. Read more >>

 

Lab technicians play vital role at CDA Cares clinics
11/28/2012
Steve Simon, owner of Professional Dental Laboratory in Sacramento, hadn’t volunteered at a large-scale health clinic before, but he said CDA Cares Sacramento was an event he couldn’t pass up. Simon, along with more than a dozen dental laboratory technicians, signed up to volunteer their skills at the free dental clinic in August. Simon has been a lab technician for more than four decades and currently serves as the president of the California Dental Laboratory Association. He took his experience and jumped in with both hands. Read more >>

 

11/21/2012
Despite strong lobbying from the ADA and other dental organizations, a 2.3 percent medical device excise tax is set to take effect on Jan. 1. Dentists should be aware, however, that the impact of the tax on dental practices is not entirely clear. The Internal Revenue Service has not yet published final regulations or provided guidance as to how it applies to dentistry. The tax may impact dental practices in the form of increased costs for purchasing supplies and equipment. Read more >>

 

CDA Presents opens registration and reserved seating
11/21/2012
To boost the attendee experience, CDA Presents has updated its online registration and overflow seating process, as well as its course lineup that now features an international flare. “For each program, we try to construct something that is unique and different,” said Chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers Del Brunner, DDS. Read more >>

 

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