Every month, thousands of CDA members turn to the Update for the latest information about current and developing topics in dentistry. The Update is a trusted source for news that directly affects dentists, including dental benefit plans, legislation and advocacy, patient safety and more.
The December 2019 Update explains new laws related to arbitration agreements, lactation accommodation, and employee training that employers will need to comply with in the new year. This issue also provides answers to common questions members have about coordination of benefits when patients have more than one dental plan for coverage and spotlights the recipient of the Foundation's 2019 Student Loan Repayment Grant.
The November 2019 Update covers two bills signed into law by Gov. Newsom that provide protections for direct-to-consumer orthodontic patients and increase transparency in network "leasing" by dental benefit plans. This issue also explains how the new law mandating use of the "ABC test" to classify workers affects practice owners and offers tips to increase scores when applying for a CalHealthCares loan repayment or practice support grant.
New sexual harassment prevention training deadlines; CalHealthCares practice support grant; precautions to take when making pay deductions; protect your practice from cyberattacks.
'Life-changing' grants for dentists committed to Medi-Cal; legislation about dentists and orthodontia; dentists' use of Botox requires appropriate documentation.
Loan repayment for dentists serving Medi-Cal dental patients; scammers posing as DEA agents contact dental offices; resolving treatment disputes through CDA Peer Review; overcoming dental anxiety.
Increased Medi-Cal Dental provider rates; TDIC helps dental practices prepare for wildfire season; recent court decision holds that the 'ABC' independent contractor test applies retroactively.
CDA Publications Manager
Kerry K. Carney, DDS
Journal Editor in Chief