Masks are still required in the dental office.
Get resources to help your office communicate mask requirements.
As the competition for talent escalates, the need for practice owners to show that they value their current employees has become more important than ever.
When performing or involved with aerosol-generating procedures (open suctioning of airways, sputum induction and others), dental health care personnel should continue to wear NIOSH-approved N95, N95-equivalent or higher-level respirators.
The universal face-mask mandate will end Feb. 16 for most vaccinated Californians in public indoor settings, including restaurants and entertainment venues, but masks will continue to be required for all individuals in dental and medical offices and other specified settings.
CDA’s pilot dental assisting training programs continue to be successful ― placing most of their participants in open dental positions in California. Now, the training programs, which teach participants the basic skills for a dental assisting career, are coming to two additional regions in the state.
Employers in California with more than 25 employees must provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave to full-time employees who are unable to work or telework for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19.
Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's seven dental schools. Get to know CDA’s February 2022 Student Spotlight, Sally Zhou from UCSF School of Dentistry Class of 2025.
Delta Dental of California is revising its Delta Dental of California Participating Provider Agreement effective June 1, 2022. Although described as an “enhancement,” the contract amendment alters reimbursement for Premier or PPO contracted dentists who treat DeltaCare® enrollees as out-of-network providers.
The current hiring market is very competitive, with a shortage of candidates to fill open positions. CDA Practice Support analysts offer their expert guidance to help guide dental practice owners through the process of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees.
Prioritizing job duty training over educating new employees about crucial office policies can lead to miscommunication and increased risk of misconduct. Minimize risk by documenting your practice’s employment policies, with resources from CDA and TDIC.