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CDA members and California’s dental community turn to our association for timely, trusted information about current and developing issues in dentistry. The Update provides resources and guidance on topics affecting dentists, their patients and their profession, including dental benefit plans, regulatory compliance, legislation and advocacy, patient safety and practice management.
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Get to know CDA’s April Student Spotlight, Viviana Han from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, class of 2021.
Get to know CDA’s March Student Spotlight, Lori Foust from Loma Linda School of Dentistry class of 2021.
UCLA School of Dentistry's Alvaro Hernandez Saavedra discusses his first year as a dental student in the United States and the challenges he's faced as he and his classmates adjust to dental school during the pandemic.
Reflecting on their experiences over the last few months, CDA members Faith Barreyro, DMD, Cynthia Brattesani, DDS, and Zoe Huang, DDS, share what they’ve learned as practice owners who are leading their dental teams through the pandemic.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni's Joshua Goldfaden details how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered his experience as a dental student and his thoughts on how the dental profession will evolve.
Nov. Student Spotlight, Kylee Homecillo discusses why she chose to pursue dentistry and how the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced her passion for the profession.
As dental schools adjust to a new school year in the COVID era, new challenges lie ahead for students who face stricter procedures and increased safety protocols in providing oral care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since June, CDA has conducted a weekly poll to gain further insight on the effects of the pandemic on dental teams and their progress over the last four months as they adapt to safely providing care under new protocols. These results highlight the current status of practices since resuming preventive care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As institutions test the waters on the most efficient way to conduct classes, the future of students hangs in the balance. Many of them fear that the changes and disruptions could leave them at a disadvantage to other graduates.
Richard Barnes, DDS, reflects on three ways his membership has impacted his career.
The March 2020 Update features a discussion with CDA President Richard Nagy, DDS, and CDA Executive Director Peter DuBois about CDA's 150th anniversary and the future of organized dentistry. Other articles explain the screening process for aerosol transmissible disease, including the new coronavirus; how to navigate dental board C.E. audits and requirements with ease; and how to use CDA's new HIPAA training resources.
Kerry K. Carney, DDS
Journal Editor in Chief