News
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 >>

 

08/13/2013
California’s Health Benefit Exchange Board, which is tasked with implementing the federal Affordable Care Act in California, held a special meeting on Aug. 8 to focus primarily on issues surrounding the implementation of the pediatric dental Essential Health Benefit. The board upheld its decision to allow only stand-alone dental plans and ruled that it was too close to the date of open enrollment (Oct. 1, 2013) to allow traditional health plans to submit new bids including the pediatric dental benefit at this time. CDA strongly supported the Exchange’s decision to allow stand-alone dental plans. Read more >>

 

Networking key for new dentists starting career
08/12/2013
New dentists and dental students should begin networking early and often in their careers to help them not only land a job, but also to build lasting relationships with colleagues who can provide advice throughout their time as dentists. CDA offers several networking opportunities for new dentists, such as the upcoming New Dentist Networking Event on Aug. 17 at CDA Presents San Francisco on Aug. 17. The event will feature several roundtable discussions such as creating a personal brand, gaining networking techniques and marketing yourself as a new associate. Read more >>

 

08/12/2013
The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry is now accepting applications for its intensive course titled “Advanced EBD Workshop: Assessing the Quality of Evidence.” The deadline to apply is set for Sept. 15 and the course will run Oct. 21-25 at ADA headquarters in Chicago. Read more >>

 

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