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Pregnant people and their unborn babies benefit from prenatal dental care. CDA and the ACOG recognize the safety of dental care during pregnancy and encourage their members to educate patients on the important links between maternal, fetal and children’s oral health.
While many patients are pleased with their treatment outcomes, occasionally there are patients who claim that reconstructive work did not meet their expectations. Through thoughtful communication, dentists have opportunities to mitigate patient complaints and manage expectations for increased patient satisfaction.
The November 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association showcases dental student research and includes an opportunity to earn C.E. by reading an article and completing a quiz.
The October 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association provides a candid view of exclusion and underrepresentation in dentistry from both the patient and clinician perspective.
In dentistry, optimal patient safety exists when all members of the dental team actively work together to ensure the well-being of each patient. When a crisis does arise, a prepared team is an effective team.
Dentists and their teams can join CDA’s upcoming live, online learning events to better understand how they can strengthen their own practice and the profession by including historically excluded communities and reducing oral health disparities.
CDA announces new COVID-19 prevention and vaccine-confidence resources for use in the dental office, including infographics, flyers, vaccination scheduling language and discussion points.
The September 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association highlights the value of adequate imaging in dentistry and the significance of appropriate radiographic interpretation knowledge in the diagnosis of dentoalveolar pathosis.
Updated Sept. 1, 2022: California-licensed dentists can now apply for the new general anesthesia/deep sedation, moderate sedation and pediatric minimal sedation permits through the dental board's online licensing system BreEZe.