Unofficial Summary of Actions

2001 CDA House of Delegates



1. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 70-A BE AMENDED:

CHAPTER IX ─ STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 70. Strategic Planning Committee:

A. Composition: The Strategic Planning Committee shall be composed of the executive director of the California Dental Association, who shall serve as chairman, two Executive Committee members, four trustees, two component executive directors, three Holding Company and subsidiary board members, speaker of the house, and five at-large members from the membership, all of whom shall be appointed by the CDA president for individual terms. At-large members of the committee shall be appointed with consideration to diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, gender, mode of practice, specialties, new/young professionals, or members not currently serving in leadership capacities.

Resolution 1, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

2. RESOLVED, THAT BY RATIFYING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ APPROVAL OF THE CDA FOUNDATION BUSINESS PLAN THE CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CDA FOUNDATION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA FOUNDATION ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND BYLAWS BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 10 BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER XV - SUBSIDIARIES

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Section 10. NONPROFIT SUBSIDIARIESY:

A. Relief Fund:

(a) Purpose: This association shall establish a Relief Fund, fully detached from any other fund of the association, for the purpose of granting financial aid to dentists, their dependents and survivors in accordance with the Indenture of Trust and Rules which also govern the American Dental Association Relief Fund.

(b) Fund: This fund shall be held in the name of the California Dental Association Relief Fund and shall be derived from cash, securities and other property transferred or appropriated to it by the Board of Trustees, contributions, bequests and earnings thereon.

(c) Trustees: The trustees of the Relief Fund shall be the members of the Finance Committee.

B. Charitable Fund:

(a) Purpose: A charitable fund exempt from income taxation under the laws of the United States shall be established, fully detached from any other fund, for the purpose of receiving grants, donations and contributions and providing financial grants or loans for charitable purposes in accordance with its bylaws and any rules formulated by its board of directors and approved by the Board of Trustees.

(b) Programs: The Charitable Fund shall maintain separate financial accounts for each of the following programs:

Disaster Loan Program

Educational Endowment Program

Public Dental Education and Health Activities Program

The assets of each program shall be segregated and shall not be used for any purpose other than that which is allowed under the rules of the program.

(c) Fund: This fund shall be held in the name of the California Dental Association Charitable Fund, Inc. and shall be derived from cash, securities and other property transferred or appropriated to it by the Board of Trustees, contributors, bequests and earnings thereon.

C. Research Fund: This association may establish a Research Fund for the purpose of promoting and advancing dental research.

(Added: June 1993)

A. Nonprofit Subsidiary: This association shall establish a nonprofit public benefit corporation, the CDA Foundation, organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Purpose: The purpose of this nonprofit subsidiary is to receive grants, donations, and contributions and the application of funds to promote and advance oral health research, to educate the public about oral health-related issues, and to support other charitable and educational projects relating to the oral health of Californians as identified by the Board of Directors.

Reports: The nonprofit subsidiary shall submit quarterly reports to the CDA Board of Trustees and an annual report to the CDA House of Delegates.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 20-C-c BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX – STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 20. FINANCE COMMITTEE:

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Duties:

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To make recommendations concerning the investments of the relief funds. The committee shall report quarterly to the Board of Trustees the status of the relief fund balances (Added: June 1994)(Amended: November 1999).

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AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION 10-B-3(c) AND CHAPTER III, SECTIONS 20-C-2, 3 AND 4 BE AMENDED TO CONFORM TO THESE AMENDMENTS TO THE CDA BYLAWS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT ALL APPLICABLE CDA CORPORATE POLICIES BE REVIEWED AND CHANGED CONSISTENT WITH THESE ACTIONS AND SUBMITTED TO THE MARCH 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR APPROVAL.

Resolution 2, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted by a 2/3rd vote, with an amendment to the CDAF Bylaws, Article N, Section 6, removing the word "majority." See attachment.

 

3. Resolved, that one representative from each of the ADA-recognized specialty organizations, who must be a CDA member, be provided access to the floor of the House of Delegates as a non-voting member, with the privilege of speaking to issues before the House of Delegates, and be it further

Resolved, that the CDA Bylaws, Chapter IV, Section 20 be amended as follows:

CHAPTER IV – HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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Section 20. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS: The elected and appointed officers, the voting members of the Board of Trustees, and each past president of this association and one representative from each ADA-recognized specialty organization, who must be a CDA member, shall be ex officio members of the house, without the right to vote or propose motions unless elected as delegates. Such members may participate in debate. The term "past president" includes past presidents of former CDA and SCDA as well as of this corporation. Ex officio members of the house are not counted as delegates unless elected as delegates. (Amended: June 1991, November 1998)

and be it further

Resolved, that the Rules of the Board of Trustees, Chapter IV, Section 10 be amended as follows:

CHAPTER IV – RELATIONSHIP WITH HOUSE OF DELEGATES

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Section 10. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS (Bylaws, Chapter IV, Section 20): "The elected and appointed officers, the voting members of the Board of Trustees, and each past president of this association, and one representative from each ADA-recognized specialty organization, who must be a CDA member, shall be ex officio members of the house, without the right to vote or propose motions unless elected as delegates. Such members may participate in debate.

The term ‘past president’ includes past presidents of former CDA and SCDA as well as of this corporation. Ex officio members of the house are not counted as delegates unless elected as delegates."
(Amended: June 1991, November 1998)

and be it further

Resolved, that The Manual of The House of Delegates, Chapter III, Section C and Chapter IV, Section B and C be amended as follows:

III. Operation of the House of Delegates

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C. Recommendations to the House of Delegates: Recommendations which involve association policy come to the House of Delegates from several different sources: the president of the association, the secretary, the treasurer, the editor, the executive director, the Board of Trustees, delegates, the councils and committees, the component societies, ADA-recognized specialty organization representatives and, occasionally, from other organizations.

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IV. Rules of the House of Delegates

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B. Identification of Speakers: All speakers on the floor of the house shall state all of the following CDA positions currently held by them: delegate, trustee, CDA officer, CDA staff, council chairperson, committee chairperson, past president, specialty organization representatives and/or council member.

C. Speaking Privileges: The right to speak to issues before the House of Delegates is held – in addition to delegates – by the officers, trustees and past presidents of the association. Chairmen, and members of councils and committees and ADA-recognized specialty organization representatives, who must be CDA members, shall have the right to participate in debate on their respective reports, but shall not have the right to vote. Executive directors of component societies and members of CDA staff may be privileged to speak when called upon as a resource. (Amended: December 1997, November 1998)

Resolution 3, as submitted by the Interdisciplinary Affairs Committee, was defeated.

4. RESOLVED, THAT THE 2001 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 2002 YEAR.

Resolution 4, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed to the last item of business on Sunday, and subsequently adopted.

 5. RESOLVED, THAT CDA EXPRESS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY, AS SUPPORTED THROUGH MEMBERSHIP SURVEYS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA INCREASE DUES BY $60 (FROM $570 TO $630), TO FUND CALDPAC, PROVIDING THE LEGALLY REQUIRED "OPT OUT" CLAUSE WHICH WOULD ALLOW MEMBERS TO DESIGNATE THAT THE $60 BE DESIGNATED INSTEAD FOR THE CDA ISSUES FUND, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA HOUSE RESOLUTION #38-2000-H, ADDITION OF CALDPAC CONTRIBUTION ON DUES STATEMENT, BE RESCINDED:

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES RECOMMENDS TO CDA STAFF THAT THE CALDPAC CONTRIBUTION BE PLACED UNDER A SEPARATE CATEGORY ON THE DUES STATEMENT, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA 2001 DUES STATEMENT BE REFLECTIVE OF THE ATTACHED SAMPLE LANGUAGE AND CONFIGURATION.

Resolution 5, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was unanimously adopted.

6. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RATIFY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES DECISION TO INSTRUCT COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES TO PERFORM ONLY THOSE ACTIVITIES MANDATED BY CDA BYLAWS AND/OR TASKS MANDATED BY ORGANIZATIONAL PRIORITIES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE BE GRANTED INTERIM AUTHORITY TO REALLOCATE COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE BUDGETS FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING PURPOSES SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Resolution 6, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

7. RESOLVED, THAT THE CATEGORIZATION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, WHICH SUSPENDS SEVERAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR 2001, BE RATIFIED.

Resolution 7, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

8RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE DEFINITIONS OF "ORAL HEALTH" AND "ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE" BE APPROVED AS AMENDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE POLICY STATEMENTS GEARED TOWARDS IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE, BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 8RC was substituted for Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted with amendments to the attachment. See attached.

9. RESOLVED, THAT THE PRIORITIZATION OF APPLIED STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS FOR 2001 AS INDICATED ON THE PROVIDED CHART BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted with the strong urging that the board reprioritize Goal 10 as a Priority I for 2002.

10. Resolved, that effective with the 2005 CDA House of Delegates, that all CDA House of Delegates meetings be exclusively held in Sacramento.

Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was defeated.

11RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA POSITION PAPER, PREVENTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES, BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.

Resolution 11, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted with revision to two words in the attachment.

12. RESOLVED, THAT THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS BE APPROVED.

Resolution 12, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

13RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED POLICY ON ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

Resolution 13RC was substituted for Resolution 13, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted with amendments to the resolution and attachment. See attached.

14. RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON INSURANCE MISSION STATEMENT AND POLICY STATEMENTS BE APPROVED.

Resolution 14, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

15. RESOLVED, THAT SECTION 10 OF THE CODE OF ETHICS BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Section 10. Advertising

Although any dentist may advertise, no dentist shall advertise or solicit patients in any form of communication in a manner that is false or misleading in any material respect. In order to properly serve the public, dentists should represent themselves in a manner that contributes to the esteem of the profession. Dentists should not misrepresent their training and competence in any way that would be false or misleading in any material respect.2

Advisory Opinions:

1. A member shall not disseminate, permit or cause to be disseminated, or participate in the benefits from any form of advertising containing a statement or claim which is false or misleading in any material respect, for the purpose of, directly or indirectly, soliciting patients or inducing the rendering of dental services.

2. A statement or claim is false or misleading in any material respect when it:

a. Contains a material misrepresentation of fact;

b. Is likely tomaterially misleading or deceive because in context itthe statement as a whole
makes only a partial disclosure of relevant facts;

c. Is intended or is likely to create false or unjustified expectations of favorable results and/or costs;

d. Relates to fees for specific types of services without fully and specifically disclosing all variables and other relevant factors;

e. Contains other representations or implications that in reasonable probability will cause an ordinarily prudent person to misunderstand or be deceived.


3. Any communication or advertisement which refers to the cost of dental services shall be exact, without omissions, and shall make each service clearly identifiable, without the use of such phrases as "as low as," "and up," "lowest prices," or words or phrases of similar import.

4. Any advertisement which refers to the cost of dental services and uses words of comparison or relativity – for example, "low fees" must be based on verifiable data substantiating the comparison or statement of relativity. The burden shall be on the dentist who advertises in such terms to establish the accuracy of the comparison or statement of relativity.

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3. Any member who compensates or gives anything of value to a representative of the press, radio, television or other communication medium in anticipation of, or in return for, professional publicity must make known the fact of such compensation in such publicity.

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. A member may not use any professional card, professional announcement card, office sign, letterhead, telephone directory listing, dentist’ list, dental directory listing or a similar professional notice or advice if it includes a statement or claim that is false or misleading in any material respect.

75. A dentist shall not issue or cause to be issued through any medium, a public statement expressing or implying official sanction of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, or any of its component societies, without due consent of the governing body of said organization. Upon receiving such authorization, the member shall ascertain that any public statement is scientifically correct and complies with the Code of Ethics.

8. Advertising claims as to the quality of services are not susceptible to measurement or verification; accordingly, such claims are likely to be false or misleading in any material respect.

6. Advertising claims shall be avoided that contain a material, objective representation, whether express or implied, that the advertised services are superior in quality to those of other dentists, if that representation is not subject to reasonable substantiation.

Subjective statements about the quality of dental services can also raise ethical concerns. In particular, statements of opinion may be misleading if they are not honestly held, if they misrepresent the qualifications of the holder, or the basis of the opinion, or if the patient reasonably interprets them as implied statements of fact. Such statements will be evaluated on a case by case basis, considering how patients are likely to respond to the impression made by the advertisement as a whole. The fundamental issue is whether the advertisement, taken as a whole, is false or misleading in a material respect.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT SECTION 22 OF THE CODE OF ETHICS BE OMITTED.

Section 22. Agents and Methods

The dentist has an obligation to prescribe, dispense, promote or utilize only those drugs, agents or procedures which, in the dentist’s judgement, will favorable contribute to the health of the patient.

Except for limited investigative purposes, the dentist also has the obligation to prescribe, dispense or utilize only those therapeutic agents or procedures which are supported by scientific evidence. The dentist has the further obligation of not holding out as exclusive any agent, method or technique.

Resolution 15, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

16RC. Resolved, that the 30-day membership application period for new TDIC insureds be extended to May 1 following the inception date of the policy, and be it further

Resolved, that HOD Resolution #9RC-1994-H, "Dues Payment Upon Membership Application," be amended as follows:

Resolved, that applicants for CDA membership who avail themselves of the CDA membership benefit of TDIC professional liability insurance and/or attendance at a CDA scientific session be required to pay CDA dues as an applicant, and be it further

Resolved, that these two membership benefits shall not be granted to any individual until such time as the required CDA dues have been paid in full and evidence of application has been received in the CDA office, with the exception of TDIC insurance which shall provide for a grace period not to exceed 30 days, the May 1 date following the inception of the new insured’s policy, within which time insurance may be granted, and be it further,

Resolved, that any individual who failed to submit a membership application by May 1 would have their policy dropped on July 1 and would not be eligible to renew coverage without submission of a membership application and payment of all required dues, and be it further

Resolved, that this policy shall be effective July 1, 1994 January 1, 2002.

and be it further

Resolved, that a report to the Fall 2002 Board of Trustees be provided on the effect of the extension of the membership application procedure as it relates to membership recruitment.

Resolution 16RC was substituted for Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently defeated.

17. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANIES:

TDCMS Board of Directors

Board Recommendations to the House

President
Steven D. Chan, D.D.S.
Southern Alameda County

President-Elect
Dennis M. Kalebjian, D.D.S.
Fresno-Madera

Executive Director
*Timothy F. Comstock, D.D.S.
Sacramento

Public Member
*Chris Branscum
Nondentist - Sacramento

TDIC Board of Directors

Board Recommendations to the House

*James A. Abbott, D.D.S.
Redwood Empire

Jean E. Campbell, D.D.S.
Orange County

*D. Douglas Cassat, D.D.S.
San Diego County

Public Member
*Walter H. Clemems
Nondentist - Contra Costa

Executive Director
Timothy F. Comstock
Sacramento

Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

*Kenneth G. Neal, Jr., D.D.S.
Tulare Kings

Trustee
*Dennis L. Roginson, D.D.S.
San Fernando Valley

*Donald M. Schinnerer, D.D.S.
Contra Costa

Trustee
*George J. Stratigopoulos, D.D.S.
San Diego County

Secretary
Russell I. Webb, D.D.S.
Tri-County

First Alternate
Charles R. Bocks, III, D.D.S.
Santa Clara County

1201 Financial & Insurance Services, Inc., Board of Directors

Board Recommendations to the House

Executive Director
*Timothy F. Comstock
Sacramento

*Thornton A. D'Arc, D.D.S.
Orange County

*Robert F. Emigh, D.D.S.
Harbor

Public Member
*Carl W. Gregory
Nondentist - Orange County

*Denise A. Habjan, D.D.S.
Orange County

Steven J. Kend, D.D.S.
Western Los Angeles

*William L. Marble, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

Trustee
Ronald B. Mead, D.D.S.
Central Coast

Trustee
Michael R. Ricupito, D.D.S.
Southern Alameda County

*Joseph P. Sciarra, D.D.S.
San Fernando Valley

*Nicholas E. Smith, D.D.S.
San Joaquin

*Andrew P. Soderstrom, D.D.S.
Stanislaus

Samuel R. Tarica, D.D.S.
Los Angeles

CDA Treasurer
Dennis W. Hobby, D.D.S.
Stanislaus

* Denotes Incumbency

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS SLATE OF NOMINEES IS RECOMMENDED TO THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AS SHAREHOLDER, FOR ELECTION TO THE SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANY BOARDS NOTED.

Resolution 17, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

18. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC.:

Board Recommendations to the House

President
*Steven D. Chan, D.D.S.
Southern Alameda County

President-Elect
Dennis M. Kalebjian, D.D.S.
Fresno-Madera

Immediate Past President
Jack S. Broussard, Jr., D.D.S.
San Gabriel Valley

Vice President
*Debra S. Finney, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

Executive Director
Timothy F. Comstock
Sacramento

Public Member
*Chris Branscum
Nondentist - Sacramento

*Wayne D. Del Carlo, D.D.S.
San Francisco

*Herbert H. Hooper, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

Martyn F. Rosa, D.D.S.
Sacramento District

Operating Subsidiary Chairman
TBD

Operating Subsidiary Chairman
TBD

First Alternate
Gene B. Welling, D.D.S.
Humboldt-Del Norte

* Denotes Incumbency

Resolution 18, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

19. RESOLVED, THAT THE SELECTION OF DR. RODDY N. FELDMAN AS CDA’S THIRTEENTH DISTRICT TRUSTEE BE APPROVED AND FORWARDED FOR ELECTION TO THE 2002 ADA HOUSE OF DELEGATES, FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2002.

Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

20. RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE THE OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS SUMMARIZED IN BOARD REPORT 3.

Resolution 20, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

21. RESOLVED, THAT THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES BE AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTING "CLOSED SESSION" FOR "EXECUTIVE SESSION" WHEREVER IT IS REFERENCED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE DIRECTED TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OTHER POLICY DOCUMENTS, SUBSTITUTING "CLOSED SESSION" FOR "EXECUTIVE SESSION."

Resolution 21, as submitted by the Speaker of the House, was adopted.

22. RESOLVED, THAT THE ADA BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE URGED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL LEGAL ACTION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIVISION OF LEGAL AFFAIRS TO PRESERVE THE SANCTITY OF THE DENTIST-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA APPLAUDS AND APPRECIATES THE CURRENT WORK ADA IS DOING ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBER DENTIST IN ADVOCATING AGAINST THIRD-PARTY DENTAL REIMBURSEMENT INTERFERENCES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT ITS DELEGATES TO THE 2002 ADA HOUSE OF DELEGATES URGE THE ADA TO RAISE ADVOCACY AGAINST THIRD-PARTY DENTAL REIMBURSEMENT INTERFERENCES TO THE HIGHEST PRIORITY IN ITS STRATEGIC PLAN, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA URGES ADA TO INCREASE ITS BUDGETARY ALLOWANCE SO IT MAY AGGRESSIVELY STUDY AND PURSUE METHODS TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEM FROM DENTAL INSURANCE COMPANIES.

Resolution 22, as submitted by the Marin County Dental Society, was amended and subsequently adopted.

23S1. RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL CARE AND THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS, IN CONCERT WITH THE DIVISION OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING, DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN TO DISSEMINATE INFORMATION REGARDING EVIDENCE-BASED DENTISTRY AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE, INCLUDING THE FULL BUDGETARY IMPACT FOR PRESENTATION TO THE FALL 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Resolution 23S1 was substituted for Resolution 23, as submitted by the Redwood Empire Dental Society, and adopted.

24RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ENCOURAGES COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES TO WORK WITH EDUCATION OFFICIALS, PEDIATRIC AND FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIANS, DIETETIC PROFESSIONALS, PARENT GROUPS AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING HEALTHY VENDING CHOICES IN SCHOOLS.

Resolution 24RC was substituted for Resolution 24, as submitted by the California Society of Pediatric Dentists, was severally amended by deletion and subsequently adopted.

25RC. RESOLVED, THAT DUE TO THE POTENTIAL INHERENT RISK TO THE PATIENT IN THE INTRA-ORAL USE OF SURGICAL INSTRUMENTATION IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CURETTAGE, CDA OPPOSES SUCH USAGE BY AUXILIARIES UNLESS THE AUXILIARY HAS BEEN TRAINED IN THE USE OF SUCH INSTRUMENTS THROUGH A COURSE APPROVED BY THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA.

Resolution 25RC was substituted for Resolution 25, as submitted by the California Society of Periodontists, and subsequently referred to the Division of Public Policy and Professional Development/Relations with a report to the 2002 House.

26. Resolved, that the CDA Division of Public Policy through its appropriate volunteer entity, support pursuing legislation to change the Dental Practice Act, so that only dentists who have completed a specialty program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation be allowed to announce limitation of their practice as a specialist, and be it further

Resolved, that the ADA/CDA approved definitions of specialties be utilized by the state in developing this legislation.

Resolution 26, as submitted by the California Society of Periodontists, was defeated.

27. RESOLVED, THAT CDA CONTINUE TO PROMOTE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT (DR) TO ITS MEMBERS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AS A MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT UNTIL THE 2002 HOUSE OF DELEGATES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A DR BUSINESS PLAN BE DEVELOPED AND PRESENTED TO THE MARCH 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND IF THE PROMOTION OF DR IS TRANSFERRED TO A CDA FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARY, DR WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROMOTED REGARDLESS OF PROFITABILITY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BUSINESS PLAN INCLUDE THE INVESTIGATION OF AN OUTSIDE TPA USING EXISTING CDA BROKERS TO HANDLE THE LEADS FROM CDA MEMBERS AND THE ADA, AND BE IT FURTHER

Resolution 27, as submitted by the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, was adopted as amended.

8. RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION IS IN SUPPORT OF REGULATORY CHANGES WHICH WOULD RESULT IN THE ELIMINATION OF THE USE OF LIVE-PATIENTS IN THE CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAMINATION PROCESS BY THE YEAR 2005, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CORRESPONDENCE TO THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA TRANSMITTING THIS POSITION BE PREPARED AND DISTRIBUTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Resolution 28, as submitted by the Student Delegates, was adopted as amended.

29S1. RESOLVED, TO FURTHER THE GOAL OF PROMOTING MEMBERSHIP AS DESIGNED BY OUR ESTABLISHED GOALS, THE HOUSE URGES THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP TO PROCEED IMMEDIATELY WITH SUCH A CAMPAIGN, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT INPUT IS SOUGHT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEW DENTAL PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SOURCES AS APPROPRIATE IN DEVELOPING THE CAMPAIGN, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF ORGANIZED DENTISTRY AND ITS EVOLUTION BE INCLUDED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING A VIDEO APPROPRIATE FOR DENTAL STUDENT AND GENERAL AUDIENCES.

Resolution 29S1 was substituted for Resolution 29, as submitted by the San Francisco Dental Society, and subsequently adopted and amended.

30RC. RESOLVED, THAT THE 2001 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES STRONGLY URGES THE APPROPRIATE CDA AGENCY WORKING IN CONCERT WITH THE COMPONENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS TO DEVELOP A STANDARDIZED MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A REPORT ON THE PROCESS DEVELOPED BE PROVIDED TO THE FALL 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING.

Resolution 30RC, as submitted by the Reference Committee on President’s Address and Subsidiary Matters, was adopted.

31. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AND SUBSIDIARY MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 31, as submitted by the Reference Committee on President’s Address and Subsidiary Matters, was adopted.

32. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 32, as submitted by the Reference Committee on Council Matters, was adopted.

33. RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET, COMMUNICATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 33, as submitted by the Reference Committee on Budget, Communications and Miscellaneous Matters, was amended with the removal of Resolution 21, and subsequently adopted.

34. Resolved, that existing CDA policy which grants component dental societies up to $10,000 for development of dental hygiene programs be rescinded, and be it further

Resolved, that the appropriate CDA entity develop a new component dental hygiene grant program that would incorporate as a minimum the following criteria:

A minimum of $300,000 in membership pledges representing substantial component support.


A written letter of commitment from a private or public educational institution or business indicating its intention to serve as the ultimate future dental hygiene program "umbrella"

A written letter of commitment that a physical site for the program has been determined and preliminary agreement has been reached regarding its use as a dental hygiene program educational facility

and be it further

Resolved, that the new component dental hygiene grant program be structured to grant up to $25,000 per component for support of new dental hygiene programs, and be it further

Resolved, that for the fiscal year 2002, two such grants be authorized for a total budgetary impact of $50,000, and be it further

Resolved, that the Monterey Bay Dental Society, having met the three identified criteria and being at a critical juncture in the development of its dental hygiene program, be awarded the first grant of $25,000 for 2002.

Resolution 34, as submitted by the Monterey Bay Dental Society, was referred to IAT Team E with a report due to the Spring 2002 Board of Trustees.

35. Resolution 35 was withdrawn by its maker.

36. RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY UNDERTAKE A STUDY TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF THE FORMATION OF A CDA PROPRIETARY DENTAL HYGIENE EDUCATION PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT HOUSE OF DELEGATES RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALLOCATE UP TO $20,000 FROM THE CDA RESERVES TO FUND THIS STUDY, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT A REPORT BE MADE TO THE FALL 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Resolution 36, as submitted by the Humboldt-Del Norte Dental Society, was adopted.

37. Resolved, that CDA, through the appropriate divisions, research the current component boundaries, analyze population demographics and gain input from component dental societies to determine current component boundaries and how they are best serving our members’ needs, and be it further

Resolved, that this report be sent to the Fall 2002 Board of Trustees with possible consideration by the 2002 House of Delegates.

Resolution 37, as submitted by the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, was defeated.

38. Resolved, that the appropriate CDA agency compile a comprehensive listing of dentist-to-population ratio data every three years, and be it further

Resolved, that this listing be made available upon request to all members on the CDA website for all members to access as a member benefit.

Resolution 38, as submitted by the Orange County Dental Society, was defeated.

39. RESOLVED, THAT IN KEEPING WITH THE ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION #33RC-2000-H, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES BE DIRECTED BY THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES TO ADDRESS THE ACTION STEPS NOTED IN THAT RESOLUTION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT AN ACTION PLAN BE PRESENTED NOT LATER THAN THE SUMMER SESSION OF THE 2002 BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FORWARD A SEPARATE REPORT TO THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES ON THE ISSUE OF DENTAL AUXILIARY SHORTAGE.

Resolution 39, as submitted by the East Bay Caucus, was adopted.