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Leading dentists from Japan speak at Presents
04/23/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim were given the opportunity to learn about restorative dentistry techniques in Japan.  The International Symposia, held April 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center, featured lectures from Takashi Watanabe, DDS, and Kiyokazu Minami, DDS. Read more >>

 

04/22/2013
All TDIC Insurance Solutions plans, including Anthem, Kaiser and others, will be impacted by the Affordable Care Act at levels that are yet to be determined. As we move into 2014, plans continue to cite ongoing increases in the cost of providing health care as reasons for recent actions to raise premiums – even before full implementation of ACA. Because of this, TDIC Insurance Solutions is diligently working with experts in the industry to both determine the possible effects and explore alternatives for its health care policyholders. Read more >>

 

New dentists enjoy volunteering at CDA Cares
04/19/2013
Many new dentists enjoy participating in CDA Cares dental clinics because they are eager to volunteer the skills they garnered during dental school.  Last year, the CDA Foundation and CDA hosted two CDA Cares clinics that provided $2.8 million in dental care that helped relieve pain and infection for 3,676 patients. Read more >>

 

04/18/2013
In the wake of an adverse court ruling last fall, CDA and other stakeholders are pursuing legal and legislative avenues to prevent implementation of a 10 percent reduction in Medi-Cal fee-for-service reimbursement rates, a reduction which if fully implemented would be retroactive to June 2011.  The fee reduction was part of a larger state budget deficit reduction agreement, and affected nearly all Medi-Cal providers. Read more >>

 

CDA Presents attendees get complete experience
04/17/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry provided attendees with valuable information, entertainment and exciting new products last week in Anaheim. More than 28,000 people attended the April 11-13 event at the Anaheim Convention Center. The show featured more than 175 lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall packed with more than 570 companies that spotlighted several innovative products. Read more >>

 

04/16/2013
It has been three years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and full implementation of the federal health care reform law is now less than eight months away.  From nearly the moment of its passage at the federal level, California has been leading other states in working toward its Jan. 1, 2014, implementation, despite the fact that federal regulations providing guidance to states on key implementation details have not all been finalized. Read more >>

 

04/13/2013
In mid May, 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 still save $100 on course audio recordings. Read more >>

 

CDA Presents ‘Social Hub’ now live
04/11/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim are now able to see on-site photos and videos from the show at the newly launched “Social Hub.” The Social Hub features the live Twitter feed and attendee/exhibitor videos and photos. The official CDA Presents app also is available for download on the Social Hub. Read more >>

 

CDA Foundation focused on maximizing donations
04/09/2013
Since its inception more than a decade ago, the CDA Foundation has awarded scholarships to nearly 200 dental students and more than 500 allied personnel. And this is just one of the CDA Foundation’s accomplishments. As the charitable arm of CDA, the CDA Foundation’s mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental profession in its efforts to meet community needs. Read more >>

 

04/08/2013
CDA continues to advocate on behalf of its’ members concerning Delta Dental’s intention to cut Premier Plan provider reimbursement rates an expected average of 8 to 12 percent later this year. The following letter from CDA President Lindsey Robinson, DDS, explains to members that Delta has a responsibility and an obligation to communicate with its providers when inquiries are made, not limited to the legally required 45-day contract policy notice period, and failure to do so can result in providers filing complaints. The letter is as follows: Read more >>

 

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