The August issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores how and why dentists can help their patients stop using tobacco. Articles examine the periapical pathosis in smokers versus nonsmokers and more.
Member dentists can now benefit from certified coding, billing, eligibility verification and other support through CDA's newest Endorsed Service, Cosentus. Cosentus has been offering back-office administration services to dental and medical professionals for more than 25 years.
The Department of Consumer Affairs on July 26 issued a waiver that gives all California-licensed dental professionals whose active licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, until Jan. 26, 2022, to meet license renewal requirements.
California issued an order today requiring all health care workers in the state to either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or be tested regularly. The statewide policy will take effect Monday, Aug. 9, with full compliance required by Aug. 23.
Every July, CDA Practice Support starts hearing from members who have received notice from a dental benefit plan about a forthcoming audit. CDA's dental benefits analyst explains the post-pay audit, when dentists must participate in the audit and dentists' right to appeal the findings.
Several small to mid-sized businesses have been affected by a ransomware attack targeting Kaseya VSA, a software management company used widely by managed service providers that handle IT needs for companies in the health care sector, including many dental practices.
CDA has developed an FAQ about the delta variant, including its transmissibility, how it impacts fully vaccinated individuals or individuals with natural immunity, the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against the delta variant and the potential future need for boosters.
The Dental Board of California has issued an alert about a scam targeting licensees of the California Department of Consumer Affairs boards and bureaus. A scammer, posing as an employee of the state Acupuncture Board, is reaching out to licensees in an attempt to gather their personal information.
Patient safety remains a top priority for practice owners and dental teams; however, the dental office can often be a fast-paced working environment with distractions that can impede best safety practices. To better prevent mishaps, the Joint Commission requires accredited dental practices to implement a timeout before all surgical procedures.