This issue highlights the important role technology plays in the changing field of endodontics. Patients of all ages can benefit from their dental providers having the knowledge and techniques that improve the effectiveness of saving teeth for life.
A report released by the CDA Foundation showcases the work the Foundation accomplished during the pandemic as part of a grant agreeement to provide trainings and materials to educate dentists and the public on COVID-19 vaccine administration and efficacy.
To support our community members, CDA is a proud sponsor of the American Institute of Dental Public Health’s LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Week Oct. 16-20. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ oral health disparities and resources to help dentists foster an inclusive practice.
This CDA Journal collection includes an update on efforts to integrate dental coverage in the Medicare program, a review of recent data on the number of patients who seek dental care at hospital emergency departments and other articles.
Dentists are uniquely positioned to be part of the solution to reducing the harm of the current opioid/fentanyl crisis. Along with limiting the distribution of prescription opioids, dentists can take an active role in community efforts to raise awareness and increase access to naloxone.
Effective communication and a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act are important tools to reduce risk and improve care for patients with special needs. One call to TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line illustrates how AwDA violations might occur when practice protocols are not in place.
Obtaining proper, legal consent for nonverbal adults is of paramount importance in the dental practice. By becoming familiar with local laws, employing effective communication strategies, involving caregivers and advocate, and maintaining documentation, dentists can provide ethical care for a vulnerable population.
The latest collection of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores several topics beginning with a case study on a survey about hand pain in dental students. Dentists can earn C.E. through this collection.
The online orthodontics company SmileDirectClub must remove certain conditions from its refund policy for U.S. customers and release more than 17,000 customers nationwide from those provisions in the company’s nondisclosure agreements as a result of a lawsuit settled last week.