Dentists and other providers who can document pandemic-related revenue loss and increased expenses can apply for relief through the federal Provider Relief Fund Sept. 29 through Oct. 26, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.
A significant amount of activity is underway in the U.S. Congress focused on adding dental, vision and hearing benefits to the Medicare program, and the proposals are moving quickly. This communication from CDA supplements what the ADA, media and other sources have shared to give members background and context for the current activity and clarify some common misunderstandings.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed CDA-sponsored legislation that gives California dentists permanent authority to provide influenza and COVID-19 vaccines and obtain the required state registration to process rapid COVID-19 tests in the dental office.
To combat the COVID-19 delta variant’s deadly toll in communities nationwide, President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 announced a COVID-19 action plan that mandates vaccination, with no testing option, for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating hospitals and other health care settings.
CDA’s health and safety protocols and exposure response.
Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s September 2021 Student Spotlight, Dan Wang from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry class of 2022.
California dentists and their staff are voicing two primary concerns related to the recent public health COVID-19 vaccination orders: (1) Why are individuals required to submit proof of vaccination if they can submit proof of COVID-19 antibodies, and (2) what is going on with COVID-19 booster shots?
Analysts who answer The Dentists Insurance Company’s Risk Management Advice Line field thousands of calls about practice challenges — many of which are related to navigating paper and digital documents.
The September 2021 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association spotlights dentistry’s role in addressing the needs of dental patients with chronic conditions. Articles explore oral health and cognitive impairment, the HPV vaccine and more.