CDA advises Covered California on health care implementation
CDA is working with Covered California staff to identify additional training that needs to be provided to the enrollment specialists to help them better support families in accessing the dental benefits that are available to them. In addition, CDA is providing feedback to Covered California on the short-term, and perhaps longer-term, fixes that need to be made to the website to ensure that families who want to buy the dental coverage through the portal can do so efficiently. Read more >>


As a result of a recent announcement from the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC), licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists are each now required to provide specified public notification that they are licensed and regulated by the Dental Board of California and the DHCC, respectively. Read more >>


Register for 2014 TDIC Risk Management seminars
Registration for the spring 2014 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 >>


Please remember CDA Foundation in your year-end giving
With the holiday season upon us, CDA knows that dentists are beginning to think about making contributions to their favorite charitable organizations. CDA hopes that dentists will think about the CDA Foundation and its two flagship programs — CDA Cares and the Student Loan Repayment Grant. Read more >>


New dentists can create and build great dental teams
Whether a new dentist is an employee of a practice or starting their own, understanding how to create, manage and lead a dental team is crucial to success. New dentists must quickly learn how to, among other things, choose new hires and establish and support a productive team of energized, motivated employees. For some new dentists, conducting a job interview is uncharted and uncomfortable territory. Read more >>


Taking steps to protect patient information under HIPAA
Recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) expanded patient rights with regard to their health information and added a breach notification rule for covered entities, such as dentists, to follow. Read more >>


New privacy laws go into effect with New Year
Two new laws regarding data breach notification and information privacy go into effect with the New Year. The first, SB 46, expands the definition of “personal information” that triggers a data breach notification. The other, AB 370, requires disclosure of how a commercial website responds to “do not track” browser signals. Read more >>


Top five reasons to attend CDA Presents in Anaheim
CDA dentists and their staffs have a lot to look forward to at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry next year. CDA Presents in Anaheim is expected to be the most comprehensive show to date, and attendees will be able to take advantage of the C.E. opportunities, tradeshow floor, headlining speakers, location and the ability to engage and inspire staff. Read more >>


November CDA Journal focuses on student dental research
The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association is now available and focuses on student dental research. Articles in the November issue include, among other things, a study utilizing cone beam computer tomography to generate three-dimensional reconstructions and volumetrically assess unilateral cleft-lip and cleft-palate defects and a study evaluating whether interleukin-17 and C-telopeptide correlate with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) development. Read more >>


One year ago this month, CDA launched the new to provide members with an enhanced experience, greatly improved technology and more timely information. Since last November, the new site has received more than 243,000 unique visits totaling nearly 1.3 million page views. Mobile usage continues to climb — 25 percent of all traffic to the now mobile-friendly over the last year has been from a mobile device. Read more >>


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