Masks are still required in the dental office.
Get resources to help your office communicate mask requirements.
Final negotiations are underway for California’s 2022-23 state budget that includes a $97.5 billion surplus and a one-time investment of $1.7 billion for workforce training and development, including the dental workforce. CDA has advocated for targeted investments to improve dental pipeline opportunities and expand apprenticeship programs.
CDA members benefit from a new online training program designed to help California dental practices achieve full compliance with Cal/OSHA’s requirements for bloodborne pathogen safety training and exposure control.
Dental assistant training programs are successfully placing graduates in California dental practices. One recent graduate, Liz Martinez, changed her career as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is now employed by a dental practice in San Francisco.
Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know Purvi Desai of Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry class of 2023.
The CDPH now recommends that vaccinated workers in high-risk settings be tested for COVID-19 immediately following a “close-contact” exposure and again three to five days after the exposure. The final version of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 ETS will take effect May 7 and end Dec. 31, 2022.
The weight of student loan debt can make a career in public or community health nearly impossible for new dentists. The CDA Foundation’s Student Loan Repayment Grant program aims to encourage recipients to care for the underserved. Applications are now being accepted.
CDA’s dental benefits analyst says members most frequently contact her with questions about audits, collections and contract terminations. She and other Practice Support experts will teach several courses at CDA Presents in Anaheim and offer resources members can start utilizing now.
Dental staffing shortages may make it tempting to offer a position to the first person who turns in an application, but a measured approach to hiring is recommended. Time and planning invested in your practice’s hiring process will save you money, maintain consistency and reduce risks of bad hires.