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Leadership Corner: PPE relief program offers infection control supplies to California dentists at no cost

Dental practice owners can now order PPE, including N95 masks, face shields and nitrile gloves, at no cost through CDA and the California Medical Association’s PPE relief program. Items are available for order on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

Membership renewal open

With easy online renewal, you have ongoing access to benefits from ADA, CDA and your local dental society. Keep connected to the programs you value by updating your profile, preferences and payments and renewing today. Then, explore all the programs and resources designed just for members.

New California sales tax on e-cigarettes will fund CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Grant, other health care programs

A bill imposing a sales tax on e-cigarettes sold in California was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom and will take effect July 1, 2022. The new tax will provide ongoing funding for the CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Grant and other education and health care programs in the state.

Resources on vaccine tracking, patient screening available in new reopening guide for dentists

CDA Practice Support has developed the California State Reopening Guide for Dental Practices to help dentists and dental teams understand their responsibilities to maintain a safe environment and communicate with patients about continued COVID-19 safety precautions in the dental office.

Retired dentists in California can participate in state's COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts

Dentists across California are beginning to get involved in the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts following an emergency public health waiver granted last month that allows dentists to administer the vaccine to individuals age 16 and older once the dentist completes the required training.