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CDA Journal explores dental benefit plan challenges faced by dental profession

July 06, 2022 302

Sacramento, Calif. – The July 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores the challenges dentists encounter with dental benefit plans and reimbursement. Articles discuss commercial plans, the Medi-Cal Dental Program, the need for dental benefits in Medicare and coding and reimbursement for teledentistry.

“Challenges related to dental benefit plan reimbursement are at the top of the list of concerns for dentists,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the Journal. “The articles in this issue provide information to help make the subject more understandable and less frustrating for the dental practice.”

Articles in the July issue include:

  • “Commercial Dental Benefit Plans”
  • “Reshaping the Medi-Cal Dental Program — Evolving Oral Health Care in California”
  • “One More Look at Medicare and Why a Dental Benefit Is Still Needed for All”
  • “Benefit Design and Reimbursement Considerations for Teledentistry”

The Journal of the California Dental Association is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up to date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products.

About the California Dental Association

The California Dental Association is the nonprofit organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA is committed to the success of our members in service to their patients and the public. CDA also contributes to the oral health of Californians through various comprehensive programs and advocacy. CDA’s membership consists of more than 27,000 dentists, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association. For more information, visit

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