CDA Foundation’s Ukraine Relief Fund raises $41K; dental equipment will be sent to aid organization

The CDA Foundation is pleased to report that the Ukraine Relief Fund raised $41,000 through the generous support of CDA members and other donators. CDA and TDIC also contributed to the fund. 

May 4, 2023 News Articles

A commitment to community distinguishes Dr. Marisa Watanabe, 2022 Dugoni Faculty Award recipient

Sharing her own commitment to service with students at WesternU’s College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Watanabe’s efforts are influencing future dentists to be more compassionate and community-focused.

December 21, 2022 News Articles

‘Simply treating a tooth is inadequate’ – Recipient of Student Loan Repayment Grant has visionary long-term goal

The CDA Foundation awarded Dr. Stone just over $103,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for her commitment to maintain an overall patient caseload of at least 30% Medi-Cal patients for at least two years in either a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area or an underserved worksite.

December 15, 2022 Students & New Dentists

CalSavers Retirement Savings Program expands to include employers with 1-4 employees

Soon, all California employers with at least one employee and no employer-sponsored retirement plan will be required to facilitate CalSavers enrollment for their workers, including new hires within 30 days of hiring. 

December 13, 2022 News Articles

Requirement to quarantine after close-contact COVID exposure ends for asymptomatic workers in high-risk settings

Workers in California dental offices are no longer required to quarantine after a close-contact exposure with someone who has COVID-19 if the exposed worker is asymptomatic and does not test positive, according to updated state guidance.

December 12, 2022 Regulatory Compliance

CDA Journal details advocacy-led investments to improve access to care in California

The December 2022 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores how CDA’s decades-long advocacy yielded targeted investments to improve dental pipeline opportunities and improve access to care for vulnerable populations.

December 8, 2022 News Articles

Delta Dental must report changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to Department of Managed Health Care

The Department of Managed Health Care asked Delta Dental to report any rate changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to the department. Additionally, DMHC is monitoring its help desk for calls from consumers.  

December 6, 2022 News Articles

Digital accessibility lawsuits are on the rise: Is your website AwDA compliant?

The Dentists Insurance Company (TDIC) has noted an increase in calls to its Risk Management Advice Line from dentists who are facing AwDA digital accessibility lawsuits. Read more about the law and reasonable accessibility as well as the risks of noncompliance and benefits of compliance.

December 6, 2022 Regulatory Compliance

California’s Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program expected to open for applications in fall 2023

The Specialty Dental Clinic Grant Program, made possible through a $50 million state budgetary investment led by CDA and supported by a coalition of providers, dental schools, disability rights organizations and consumer advocates, is estimated to begin accepting applications in fall 2023. 

November 30, 2022 News Articles

Medi-Cal Dental gains are measurable for dentists and patients

The dental initiatives of California’s transformative Medi-Cal proposal, CalAIM, have added to the significant gains made by the Medi-Cal Dental Program, which is designed to serve more than 14.7 million eligible Californians. Read about six major changes that are working for dentists and patients.

November 17, 2022 News Articles

California workers will be legally protected during emergency conditions

Most employees in California, including dental professionals, will gain legal protections from retaliatory actions by employers during emergency situations when a state law takes effect Jan. 1, 2023.

November 14, 2022 News Articles

Massachusetts ballot measure on dental plan spending passes decisively

In Tuesday’s election, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported a ballot measure that will require Massachusetts dental plans to spend at least 83% of premium dollars on patient care rather than administrative overhead costs and executive compensation. 

November 9, 2022 News Articles