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The March 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association discusses the rise in opioid-related deaths and the fundamental issues associated with substance use disorders and medication diversion. Prescribing practices for dental professionals are highlighted with the goal of providing adequate pain control for patients. Additionally, this issue features the need for dentists to counsel patients when prescribing opioids.
A broad coalition of physicians, dentists and public health advocates announced their support for a package of bills aimed at reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and ensuring that corporations like The Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO) and PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) stop targeting low-income communities and pay their fair share of public health costs.
The California Dental Association is pleased to announce CommonBond as a CDA Endorsed Program that offers competitive student loan refinancing as a new member benefit.
A statement from Del Brunner, DDS, president of the California Dental Association.
The February 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association discusses the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and other smoking trends. Cessation aids for dental professionals are highlighted with the goal to help their patients stop their tobacco use. Other topics featured in the issue include the use of probiotics in the treatment of peri-implant diseases and the benefits of using cone beam computed tomography in orthodontics.
Dentists Benefits Insurance Company (DBIC) and Northwest Dentists Insurance Company (NORDIC), acquired by The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) in February 2017, merged with, and into, their parent company, TDIC, effective Jan. 1, 2019, after final regulatory approval. The merger was approved by the California Department of Insurance (DOI), the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) and the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC).
The January 2019 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association highlights the latest caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA)-related research results, updates on clinical-practice CAMBRA implementation and a report from a California clinic that utilizes CAMBRA.
The December 2018 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores the health threats of antibiotic resistance, the core elements of prescribing antibiotics to patients, alternative surgical methods to reduce the risk of nerve damage during wisdom-tooth removal and recognizing early symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the maxilla.