The California Dental Association Foundation recently awarded Mattthew Mecheal, DDS, with its Student Loan Repayment Grant. In exchange for a commitment to practice in an underserved community, Dr. Mecheal will receive up to $105,000 over three years toward repayment of student loans.
The December 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of dental-related topics by dental student researchers.
Articles in the November 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association review the history of water fluoridation in California, the use of preventive fluoride varnish applications for children, the pain assessment practices of pediatric dentists and the study of fracture strengths of complete maxillary denture bases.
An administrative law judge has partially ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint that dental products distributors conspired not to provide discounts to buying groups.
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California has a robust and highly trained dental workforce, with more than 35,000 dentists, 30,000 assistants and 18,000 hygienists licensed to provide dental care throughout the state. Read about the roles of each member of the dental team.