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Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Sacramento County may disenroll from DMC plans and enroll in FFS beginning in December

Changes are coming to the Medi-Cal Dental Program in Sacramento County. Dentists must be enrolled as a provider in Medi-Cal Dental fee-for-service to continue seeing any existing patients who leave their DMC plan and enroll in Medi-Cal Dental FFS. 

December 19, 2023 News Articles

A commitment to student success distinguishes Dr. Marc Hayashi, 2023 Dugoni Faculty Award recipient

Innovative leadership and a commitment to student success epitomize the career of Dr. Marc Hayashi. His involvement with organized dentistry and the creation of innovative learning exercises has benefited students at UCLA School of Dentistry and the broader community.

December 15, 2023 News Articles

SmileDirectClub abruptly closing global operations, abandoning customers mid-treatment

In the aftermath of SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure in early December, dentists may experience an uptick in patients needing orthodontic treatment. CDA has created FAQ to help members manage anticipated questions and concerns from past SmileDirectClub customers. 

December 14, 2023 Patient Care

CDA Foundation awards first community clinic student rotation grants to Dugoni School of Dentistry

The CDA Foundation has awarded the first Community-Based Clinical Education grant to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to expand oral health care at three community health centers in California while providing dental students with new clinical opportunities.

December 13, 2023 News Articles

California law requires use of lead or lead-equivalent aprons during dental X-rays

Recommendations to discontinue patient shielding are increasing, but, for now, dentists must continue to follow California regulation that requires patients be draped with a protective lead or lead-equivalent apron during dental radiography.

December 7, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

A commitment to the underserved distinguishes Maria Augello, RDH, 2023 Webb Family Grant recipient

A commitment to rural and underserved populations guides the educational and career goals of the CDA Foundation’s 2023 Webb Family Grant recipient, Maria Augello.

December 6, 2023 News Articles

Case report on the oral manifestations of Kabuki syndrome featured in CDA Journal collection

A case study on the oral manifestations of Kabuki syndrome in a 9-year-old patient is just one of the articles that dentists will find in latest CDA Journal collection. Dentists can also earn C.E. credits by reading an article and completing a quiz.

December 5, 2023 Patient Care

All employees get five days California Paid Sick Leave starting in 2024

Employees in California will be allowed to take five days of paid sick leave — up from the current three — beginning Jan. 1, 2024, under legislation signed into law in October. The law applies to employers of every size. Salary, hourly, full-time, part-time and temporary employees are eligible for the leave.

November 29, 2023 Office Policies & Manuals

Recapping dental plan reform legislation: Here are 10 laws sponsored by CDA

Two CDA-sponsored bills signed into law this year are the latest legislative outcomes to benefit California dentists and their patients, but these successful reform efforts follow several successful bills sponsored by CDA in recent years as part of a multi-year, multi-pronged strategy.

November 16, 2023 News Articles

Saving teeth for life with endodontics: CDA Journal collection explores the preservation of teeth

This issue highlights the important role technology plays in the changing field of endodontics. Patients of all ages can benefit from their dental providers having the knowledge and techniques that improve the effectiveness of saving teeth for life. 
 

November 15, 2023 Patient Care

California’s minimum wage increases to $16 for all employers in January 2024

California’s minimum wage will rise again Jan. 1, 2024 – to $16 per hour for employers of every size as a result of inflation. But wages in more than 30 California counties are already higher and most of them will rise again in either January or July.
 

November 7, 2023 News Articles

Medical and Dental Health Histories Play a Crucial Role in Reducing Risk

Obtaining and regularly updating medical and dental health histories for every patient is a cornerstone of ethical and responsible dental care. Risk management experts have identified six ways that maintaining accurate health histories protects your patients and practice.

November 7, 2023 Practice Management
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