CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention kicks off May 13 with more than 60 C.E. courses, including exciting courses developed by CDA’s Practice Support and Public Affairs teams. The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.
CDA’s Grassroots Advocacy Days have resumed, but instead of in-person meetings at the state Capitol in Sacramento, student representatives from California’s six dental schools have been meeting with legislators and legislative staff via Zoom over the last few weeks to lobby for critical issues affecting dentistry.
The Department of Consumer Affairs on Feb. 11 approved a public health emergency waiver that allows registered dental hygienists in California to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 16 and older under the supervision of an eligible vaccine provider, such as a dentist, licensed physician or surgeon.
CDA is the proud recipient of the 2021 William J. Gies Award for Achievement by a public or private partner. The Gies Awards honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership.
California licensed dentists can now order limited quantities of critical personal protective equipment that is in short supply through traditional, commercial distribution channels.
As some dental practices in California begin to resume the provision of deferred and preventive care following updated state guidance issued specifically for dental health care personnel, dentists throughout the state remain confused about how to open their offices, what preventive measures they must implement and what services they can provide, writes Richard Nagy, DDS, CDA president, in a letter sent May 18 to Gov. Gavin Newsom.