Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
The Dentists Insurance Company has earned the AM Best “A” (Excellent) rating for the 27th consecutive year.
The February 2021 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association provides information that will help dentists understand the obligations, regulations and guidelines of the business of dentistry, including tips for avoiding business disputes.
The California Dental Association, representing 27,000 dentists, is strongly supportive of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget. Specifically, CDA applauds Gov. Newsom for his investments to promote greater health equity through workforce development, oral health care improvements and vaccine distribution.
In a move to address the state’s shortage of health care providers eligible to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the Department of Consumer Affairs today approved a public health emergency waiver that will allow the state’s 36,000 dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines to people age 16 and older.
CDA strongly supports Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Secretary of State Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate. We have greatly appreciated Padilla’s extensive work in California and his partnership on major health care issues, including oral health.
The California Dental Association strongly supports President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Attorney General Xavier Becerra for secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services. Becerra is the finest choice to lead the nation through this challenging public health emergency while also improving health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.
With a new, Regional Stay at Home Order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California Dental Association urges Californians to follow state guidance while taking steps to maintain overall health and prevent COVID-19 infection. In addition to getting flu shots, exercising when safe and wearing masks, CDA encourages the public to keep their health care appointments, including dental visits.
With most of the state under a new California Department of Public Health Limited Stay at Home order, the California Dental Association reminds the public that dental care is an essential health care service and dental practices remain open.
The November issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association focuses on the importance of oral health care providers educating patients on the adverse effects of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on oral and overall health.