Dentists: Are you in compliance with current regulations and aware of upcoming deadlines?

CDA members can rely on CDA Practice Support’s “Are You In Compliance?” webpage for details about current and future laws and regulations that apply to dental practices. Entries span all areas of dental practice, from employment practices to general business.

November 17, 2021 |2021, Dental Practice, Employment Practices, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

iCoreRx can help CDA members comply with state law requiring e-prescribing by Jan. 1 deadline

No later than Jan. 1, 2022, dentists will be required by state law to issue electronic prescriptions for all medications, with very few exceptions. CDA members have a new option to assist their compliance with iCoreRx e-prescribing software from CDA’s Endorsed Services partner iCoreConnect. 

November 9, 2021 |2021, Endorsed Services, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

CalSavers enrollment required by June 2022 for employers without a retirement plan

Dental practice owners and other employers who have 5 to 50 employees and do not have a retirement plan in place will be required by state law to enroll their employees in CalSavers no later than June 30, 2022.

November 3, 2021 |2021, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Romantic relationships with patients: Your obligation as the employer

Is it ever okay to date patients? The unqualified answer is simply no. When it comes to matters of the heart, however, objectivity can be compromised. Read a case study from The Dentists Insurance Company, and learn steps you can take as a practice owner.

November 2, 2021 |2021, Insurance/TDIC, News Articles, Patient Care, Practice Management

Congressional spending deal nears: Medicare dental benefit unlikely to be included

The U.S. Congress is working to finalize the details of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act, and the framework of a final deal is near. While the details of the negotiated agreement have not been made public or acted on by Congress, it appears unlikely that a Medicare dental benefit will be included in the final legislation. 

October 28, 2021 |2021, Access to Care, Advocacy, Dental Benefits, News Articles

Gov. Newsom signs CDA-supported bills that help dentists respond to COVID-19 pandemic and protect dentists in future public health emergencies

Dental practices that have been harmed or disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic will find support through CDA-sponsored or supported bills signed into law in recent weeks by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Altogether, the governor signed 14 bills that help dentists practice better and expand access to oral health care.

October 22, 2021 |2021, Advocacy, COVID-19, Legislation, News Articles

Do you have dental benefit plan-related questions or issues? Help from CDA is a click away

Do you have a question about a dental benefit issue? You can receive timely assistance from a CDA Practice Support expert. Simply submit your question online using the dental submission form available within your cda.org account. 

October 18, 2021 |2021, Appeals, Billing, Contracts, Coordination of Benefits, Dental Benefits, Fees/Discounts/Refunds, News Articles

Governor signs legislation permitting California dentists to apply for licensure to administer rapid COVID-19 tests in the office

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 8 signed into law CDA-sponsored legislation that allows California-licensed dentists to apply for the requisite laboratory licensure to administer rapid COVID-19 tests in the dental office. The new law also gives dentists permanent authority to administer FDA-approved or FDA-authorized COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

October 14, 2021 |2021, Advocacy, COVID-19, Dental Practice, Legislation, News Articles

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.

October 12, 2021 |2021, Advocacy, Legislation, News Articles, Tobacco

October Student Spotlight

Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s October Student Spotlight Samantha Garcia from UCSF School of Dentistry class of 2024.

October 1, 2021 |2021, News Articles

Ransomware on the Rise: Steps To Protect Your Practice and Systems From Cyber Disruption

When a cyberattack hits, your practice comes to a screeching halt. A compromised system can mean no access to schedules, billing or patient records. Learn how to proactively protect your systems, prevent cyber incidents and responsibly respond to a ransomware attack.

October 1, 2021 |2021, Insurance/TDIC, News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance

ADA Visa Credit Card program designed for dentists is now available to CDA members

CDA members now have access to two credit cards that offer accelerated rewards plus bonus points through CDA’s newest Endorsed Service, the ADA Visa Credit Card program from U.S. Bank. The ADA Visa Credit Card program is the only endorsed credit card program for CDA members.

September 30, 2021 |2021, Endorsed Services, News Articles