News
01/04/2013
From the latest updates on infection control regulation to a reference guide for all things legal as it pertains to dentistry, the Practice Support Center’s website, cda.org/compass has it all.  Review the list of the Top 10 Compass Resources in 2012. Read more >>

 

Foundation helps fund Santa Clara community water fluoridation
01/03/2013
The California Dental Association Foundation approved $500,000 from its restricted fluoridation funds to be used to support a new Santa Clara Valley Water District community water fluoridation system. The entire system will cost $6.6 million and the CDA Foundation, along with $1 million from The Health Trust and $900,000 from First 5 Santa Clara County, are contributing to this project. CDAF’s funds will go toward actual construction costs. Read more >>

 

12/31/2012
California is continuing to move forward with the transition of 875,000 children currently enrolled in the Healthy Families Program (HFP) to the Medi-Cal program, which is expected to begin on Jan. 1. For many months, advocates were pushing for the delay of the transition, but recently, many of those advocates have sensed the inevitability of the transition. The focus of many organizations has turned to ensuring the transition goes smoothly for families and on monitoring access to care as the transition occurs. Read more >>

 

CDA Cares clinic set to be held in San Jose
12/21/2012
A CDA Cares clinic is scheduled for May 18-19 at the San Jose Convention Center. At the clinic, dentists and dental professionals will provide cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and assistance in finding a dental home to Californians who experience barriers to care. Read more >>

 

12/18/2012
While many key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) do not take effect until 2014, one element is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, barring any last-minute change – a 2.3 percent excise tax on “medical devices” that include many dental products such as equipment and prostheses. Read more >>

 

Nonmembers can sample CDA Presents
12/18/2012
Nonmembers can experience one of the biggest benefits of CDA membership by attending CDA Presents in Anaheim for only $75. Nonmembers who take advantage of this offer will save $815 and gain access to world-class speakers, numerous C.E. opportunities and an extensive tradeshow. Read more >>

 

12/17/2012
Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed and the Legislature approved the transition of all 875,000 of the children currently enrolled in the Healthy Families Program to the Medi-Cal program, which includes coverage for medical, vision, as well as their dental care. CDA has prepared this information for members about the transition. Read more >>

 

Register for Spring TDIC RM seminars
12/14/2012
Registration for the Spring 2013 lineup of TDIC’s Risk Management Seminar: The High Cost of Shortcuts is now open. TDIC is offering the seminar to help dentists avoid lawsuits related to incomplete documentation or failing to fully inform patients. Read more >>

 

12/12/2012
Like many people, you may be relieved that the endless election season is over, and that TV commercial breaks are no longer filled with campaign rhetoric. Nevertheless, elections have consequences, and so I would like to provide a sense of how the results of the 2012 national and state campaigns will impact the legislative environment for CDA in 2013. Read more >>

 

12/11/2012
The CDA House of Delegates last month took action on several resolutions related to social media marketing and fee splitting in the dental practice. At its meeting in Newport Beach, the House voted in favor of modifying the CDA Code of Ethics to include an advisory opinion on split fees in advertising and marketing services. Read more >>

 

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