January Student Spotlight

Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s January 2022 Student Spotlight, Jay Patel from UCLA School of Dentistry Class of 2025.

January 7, 2022 News Articles

Handle with care: Minimizing risk with short-term and traveling patients

A variety of situations can prompt patients who are not local to seek dental care while they are temporarily visiting or residing in your area. As the “secondary“ general dentist, you have more liability exposure than the dentist who is performing their routine dental care. Discover how to mitigate risk when you choose to treat these patients.

January 5, 2022 Patient Care

For many California health care workers, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now means getting booster

California issued an order requiring approximately 2.5 million of the state’s health care workers to get the COVID-19 booster to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The state order does not include dental offices, but Santa Clara County and San Francisco have since issued booster orders for dental personnel.

December 22, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

All California dentists with sedation, anesthesia permits expiring in 2022 must renew by Dec. 31 to practice under existing permit terms

The Dental Board of California today notified licensees with general anesthesia, conscious sedation and oral conscious sedation for minors permits expiring in 2022 that they “must renew their permits by December 31, 2021, in order to continue to practice under the existing terms of the permits beyond the scheduled 2022 expiration date."

December 17, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

Practitioners who dispense controlled substances subject to revised reporting requirements

California-licensed pharmacists, dentists and others who dispense controlled substances must follow revised reporting requirements beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Those requirements are different than the requirements for prescribing or administering controlled substances.

December 15, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

California dentists’ top e-prescribing questions answered

CDA recently hosted a webinar with its Endorsed Services partner iCoreConnect to help dentists understand the process of transitioning from written and phoned-in prescriptions to electronic prescriptions by the state's Jan. 1 deadline. Here CDA answers questions members submitted during the webinar. 

December 9, 2021 News Articles

General anesthesia, sedation permit requirements changing Jan. 1 for California dentists

As of Jan. 1, 2022, California-licensed dentists who administer or order the administration of general anesthesia, moderate sedation and minimal sedation are subject to new requirements under legislation signed into law in 2018. Dentists can now apply for the new permits.

December 8, 2021 Patient Care

Romance, risks and regret: The drama of interoffice dating

Outside the workplace, romance may know no bounds. But, if an office romance ends badly, the collateral damage could be much more than you or your practice’s reputation can afford. See case studies and get guidance.

December 7, 2021 Practice Management

Holiday pay in California: The law and best practices for dentists

With the holiday season’s arrival, Michelle Coker, employment practices analyst at CDA Practice Support, is taking calls from members who have questions about the laws governing holiday pay. She’s assembled tips to guide California dentists based on her conversations with callers.

December 6, 2021 Office Policies & Manuals

Small-scale CDA Cares provides $28,211 in dental services to 50 people in Woodland

The CDA Foundation hosted the clinic at Northern Valley Indian Health. With the support of 31 volunteers, including the NVIH staff, dentists were able to safely perform 271 procedures, such as fillings, cleanings and extractions, for a total of $28,211 in care.

December 3, 2021 News Articles

ePrescribe by Henry Schein One offers CDA members special pricing on electronic prescribing

CDA’s newest Endorsed Services partner, Henry Schein One ePrescribe, provides CDA members an option for sending prescriptions electronically to retail and mail-order pharmacies. 

December 2, 2021 Regulatory Compliance

How to set up your TDIC account online and navigate new features

The Dentists Insurance Company’s website has more than a fresh new look. It’s also now faster and easier to manage your policies when and how you prefer. Online account access is now available for TDIC policyholders. Just follow these five quick tips to set up your account today, then access it online at any time.

November 18, 2021 News Articles