Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know Deena Fatehi from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry class of 2024.
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.
Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Evaluating dental benefit plan fees, costs and billing tools is the focus during the fourth quarter of 2022. CDA members are invited to take the Q4 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions.
Update 11/9/22: The CDA-endorsed ballot measure in Massachusetts – Question 2 – passed in Tuesday's election and will require dental insurance companies to spend at least 83% of premium dollars collected on dental services as opposed to using the money for administrative costs and executive compensation.
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.
Bruce O. Lensch, DDS, CDA past president, died August 31, 2022. He was a respected leader who served as a delegate to CDA’s House of Delegates, treasurer, secretary and vice president before becoming president of the association in 1983.
Enforcement actions against providers by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights to uphold patient rights to access their health information are increasingly common. CDA members benefit from an array of resources to support compliance efforts.
Employers in California with 26 or more employees are required to provide COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through the end of 2022 but may be eligible to apply for up to $50,000 in relief grants.
The California Department of Public Health on Sept. 17 ended the COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated health care workers and other individuals in high-risk settings, which include dental offices.