External Links
Nearly every California agency, organization and clinical resource is aggregated on this page to help you find what you need faster. If you don’t see what you need, send us an email, we’re always here to help.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis (Pre-med)

Cancer Patients

These sites provide information targeted separately for patients and healthcare providers. Both sites also provide information in Spanish.

Community Dental Clinics

A master list of community clinics located in California is not available. Each of these sites below have assembled its list based on a different criteria.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography


Dental Amalgam

The FDA site includes information on benefits and risks, alternatives, and a link to the 2009 "White Paper: FDA Update/Review of potential Adverse Health Risk Associated with Exposure to Mercury in Dental Amalgam."

Drugs & Supplements, Clinical Information

Endodontic Treatment

Fluoride and Fluoridation

Health History Forms in Various Languages

HIV Infected Patients


 Oral Health Assessment

Osteoporosis Medications and Oral Health

Oral Pathology

Pediatric Patients 

Periodontal Treatment

Pregnant Patients

Radiation Exposure

Radiographs, Prescribing

Safety Alerts


Special Health-Care Needs Patients



National Practitioner Data Bank

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Small Business Administration

US Code – laws of the nation

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Labor

US Drug Enforcement Administration

US Food & Drug Administration


Board of Equalization

Issues seller's permit, requires use tax registration, and collects sales and use taxes. Web site has online application and questions-and-answers.

Department of Justice 

California Dental Association

During Open Enrollment, dental offices tend to receive inquiries from their patients about how to choose a dental plan.This resource is available for offices to provide to their patients.  It explains how  plans vary and are designed to meet different patient needs.It includes information about how to select a dentist; the structure used to compensate the dentist and methods by which payments are calculated.It also outlines eight things to consider when choosing a dental plan.

California Law

California Government: On-line to Desktops (CalGOLD)

Business permits made simple.

Cal/OSHA (Division of Occupational Safety & Health)

Dental Board of California

Department of Fair Housing & Employment

Enforces laws prohibiting discrimination and harrassment and law allowing pregnancy, disability, and medical leaves.

Department of Health Care Services

Department of Insurance

  • Health Provider Complaints
    File a complaint with the department to get help in resolving complaints regarding improper denial or delay in payment of a claim and on other claim matters.

Department of Managed Care

  • Health Care Providers
    Contact the department to assist patients file a grievance with a health plan or obtain an independent medical review.  If you went through a health plan’s dispute resolution process and you disagree with the result, you can file a complaint with the department.

Department of Public Health

  • Medical Waste Management Program
    Enforces the state Medical Waste Management Act.  On this Web site are the law, approved alternative waste treatment technologies, approved mail-back sharps systems, list of local enforcement agencies and contacts, and approved waste transporters
  • Radiologic Health Branch
    Enforces radiation regulations and conducts periodic inspections.  All sources of radiation must be registered with the agency. Registration form is online.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
    Get current information on the pertussis epidemic in California and on recommendations for health care workers, including vaccinations.

Department of Toxic Substances Control

Disability Access Information

A Resource for complying with state and federal disability access laws.

Division of Workers Compensation

Information for employers includes frequently-asked-questions, general information, medical treatment, forms, and publications.

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Handles employee wage & hour complaints, provides information on employing minors, and more.

Employment Development Department

Register with this agency as an employer, and to file and pay taxes.

Office of Attorney General

Office of Privacy Protection

Has sample forms for responding to data breaches.

Franchise Tax Board

Tax information for starting, running or closing your business.

April 2011

Melanie JudyMelanie Judy  
Practice Support Administrator
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