Masking requirement continues in California health care settings.
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Get to know CDA’s December Student Spotlight, Benit Meyer from UCLA School of Dentistry class of 2023.
Get to know CDA’s November Student Spotlight, Austin De Los Santos from the University of Southern California class of 2022.
Get to know CDA’s October Student Spotlight, Alivia Stoddard from Western University College of Dental Medicine class of 2021.
Get to know CDA’s September Student Spotlight, Nojan Jahedmanesh from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry class of 2020.
Get to know CDA’s August Student Spotlight, Alyssa Nowlen from UCLA School of Dentistry class of 2022.
Get to know CDA’s July Student Spotlight, Gregory Pavlos from UCSF School of Dentistry class of 2022.
Get to know CDA’s June Student Spotlight, Ashley Mach from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC class of 2021.
Get to know CDA’s May Student Spotlight, Eric Stratton from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry class of 2020.
New dentists have a lot to juggle and think about after graduating from dental school – one of the things that shouldn’t fall through the cracks is making sure they have the proper permits to dispense controlled substances and administer conscious sedation.
When dentists become licensed, they automatically have the ability to write prescriptions for antibiotics, fluoride and other non-controlled substances such as Ibuprofen. When it comes to prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances, however, they must first register with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. (Separate registration in California is not required.)