COVID-19/Respiratory Illness


Revised training requirements simplify process for dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccine

The California Department of Public Health on Jan. 21 revised its COVID-19 vaccine training requirements, reducing the number of required courses dentists need to be eligible to administer the vaccine. 

January 27, 2021 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, News Articles, Online Learning

What practice owners need to know about implementing a COVID-19 vaccine policy in the dental office

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last December issued guidance indicating that employers may encourage or possibly require COVID-19 vaccinations, but policies must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

January 19, 2021 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, Employment Practices, News Articles, Office Policies & Manuals

Routine dental care may protect against severe COVID-19-related complications

Researchers are examining the link between periodontal disease and COVID-19-related respiratory complications, and early research findings suggest that dental professionals may need to shift their focus to preventing underlying conditions, such as periodontitis, that promote systemic inflammation.

December 21, 2020 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, News Articles, Patient Care

California dental staff will be among first in state to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Dental professionals will be included in the state’s first-phase distribution of COVID-19 vaccine shots. CDPH expects that all essential health care workers identified in Phase 1a will receive their first dose of the vaccine by the end of January 2021.

December 8, 2020 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, News Articles

FDA says manufacturer failed to comply with medical device reporting related to respirator decontamination

The manufacturer of a decontamination system used to decontaminate certain N95 respirators for health care personnel received a warning notice last week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for “failure to comply with regulatory requirements for medical device reporting.”

October 22, 2020 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, Employment Practices, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Threats over coronavirus orders target public health officers

CDA this week took a support position on legislation that would help to protect public health officers in California from threats and attacks by requiring that their personal information be kept confidential. 
Sen. Richard Pan, who is also a practicing pediatrician, introduced Senate Bill 483 in response to the escalating personal threats made against public health officers throughout the state.

July 15, 2020 |Advocacy, COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, Legislation, News Articles

Grassroots Advocacy Days resume virtually, focus on COVID-19 impact on dentists, access to care

Now that Gov. Newsom has eased the statewide stay-at-home order and dentists are beginning to return to practice, CDA's Grassroots Advocacy Days have resumed. In the last weeks, dentists from four component dental societies met with their local legislators or legislative staff through Zoom, the videoconferencing platform.

June 4, 2020 |Access to Care, Advocacy, COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, Legislation, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

Manikin-based exams accepted for licensure in California

Graduating California dental school students today received news that WREB and ADEX manikin-based examinations will be accepted for licensure in the state effective immediately. 

May 28, 2020 |Advocacy, COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, News Articles

Accommodating at-risk workers during COVID-19: EEOC issues new guidance

Understand workplace protections and rules that can help employers navigate the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace and accommodate employees at high risk.

May 21, 2020 |COVID-19/Respiratory Illness, Laws & Regulations, News Articles