Public Health

Fluoridation exposure misinformation spreads due to circulation of a flawed study

While dissemination of clinical studies can help enlighten researchers, health care providers and patients, the circulation of flawed studies can…

June 3, 2024 |News Articles, Patient Care, Public Health

Dentists can shine a light on oral cancer

April marks the arrival of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This month serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of early…

April 3, 2024 |News Articles, Patient Care, Public Health

Dr. Harold C. Slavkin, authority on craniofacial biology, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry dean emeritus, dies at 85

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a leading authority on craniofacial biology, dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and a founding member of the Santa Fe Group, died Dec. 22, 2023, at his home in Marina Del Rey, California. He was 85.

January 22, 2024 |Membership, News Articles, Public Health

Tackling the dental assistant shortage: CDA resources, support and legislative action

The shortage of dental assistants impacts the productivity of the total practice. CDA members benefit from easy-to-implement training programs and staffing support plus legislative advocacy pursued on behalf of California practices.

October 26, 2023 |Advocacy, Education and Events, Legislation, News Articles, Online Learning, Public Health, Staffing & Training

CDA supports LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Week with a commitment to inclusive care and shares resources for dentists

To support our community members, CDA is a proud sponsor of the American Institute of Dental Public Health’s LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Week Oct. 16-20. Learn more about LGBTQIA+ oral health disparities and resources to help dentists foster an inclusive practice. 

October 12, 2023 |Access to Care, Advocacy, News Articles, Patient Care, Public Health

Dentists can help prevent fentanyl deaths

Dentists are uniquely positioned to be part of the solution to reducing the harm of the current opioid/fentanyl crisis. Along with limiting the distribution of prescription opioids, dentists can take an active role in community efforts to raise awareness and increase access to naloxone.

September 27, 2023 |News Articles, Patient Care, Practice Management, Public Health

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 |CDA Foundation, News Articles, Public Health

A Surplus of Smiles at CDA Cares Long Beach

The Aug. 13 event brought together more than 50 volunteers to provide service to 67 Californians in need of oral health care. CDA Foundation looks forward to more Cares events in the future.

August 25, 2022 |CDA Foundation, News Articles, Public Health

Get guidance on choosing water fluoridation in your community with new California Fluoridation Manual

Local health jurisdictions and oral health advocates in California now have guidance for promoting water fluoridation in their communities based on generally accepted, peer-reviewed scientific evidence and experience. 

July 26, 2022 |Advocacy, News Articles, Public Health

Childhood experiences motivate CDA Foundation’s 2021 grant recipients to serve

The CDA Foundation’s Student Loan Repayment Grant has been awarded annually since 2002. The two recipients of the 2021 grant are Sogole Tabatabaiepur, DDS, and Jose Carrasco Sandoval, DDS.

January 18, 2022 |Access to Care, Advocacy, CDA Foundation, News Articles, Public Health

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 |CDA Foundation, News Articles, Public Health

CalHealthCares awards $69.4 million to providers to help expand Medi-Cal access

The California Department of Health Care Services has awarded $69.4 million toward student loan repayments for 249 physicians and 41 dentists to expand health care access for Medi-Cal patients.

August 18, 2021 |Access to Care, Advocacy, News Articles, Public Health