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‘Sugar toolkit’ for helping dental patients reduce consumption of SSB featured in CDA Journal

May 02, 2022 50

Sacramento, Calif. – The May 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association provides a “sugar toolkit” with simple visuals and messages dental providers can use to talk with patients about reducing and eliminating sugar-sweetened beverage consumption to reduce dental decay and other associated chronic diseases.

“The inclusion of the sugar toolkit in this month’s Journal is part of CDA’s ongoing collaboration with the California State Office of Oral Health and the California Department of Public Health to help reduce sugar intake across the state,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the Journal.

Other articles in the May issue include:

  • “Allergic Manifestations in the Oral Cavity” by Usha Dayanarayana, MDS; Shilpa Padar Shastry, MDS; Chetan Shankar, MDS; Naveen Kumar N, MDS; Rama Murthy TK, MDS; and Mahesh BS, MDS.
  • “Informed Consent in the Older Adult Population: A Mixed-Methods Study” by Katherine Lambert, BS; Grace Yasewicz, BS; Garrett Finney, BS; Thomas Meuser, PhD; Regula Robnett, PhD; and Yang Kang, DDM, PhD.
  • “Management of the Glycemic Index Through Periodontal Management With Pharmacological Agents” by Christian Pretto, DDS; Joshua Tordjman, DDS; and Aviv Ouanounou, BSc, MSc, DDS.

The Journal of the California Dental Association is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up to date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products.

About the California Dental Association

The California Dental Association is the nonprofit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is committed to the success of our members in service to their patients and the public. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA’s membership consists of more than 27,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit 


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