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CDA president provides update on status of association’s lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: I’m reaching out with an update on CDA’s ongoing dental plan reform initiatives, along with an…

May 10, 2024 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles

Alternative pathways in dentistry: CDA Journal discusses careers outside of traditional private practice

“Private practices have been effectively taking care of the oral health needs of a large portion of the population,” writes…

May 8, 2024 |Early Career Dentists, Leadership and Practice Ownership, News Articles, Practice Transitions, Students

Noncompete agreements are void and prohibited by law in California

With news about the Federal Trade Commission’s ban in late April on noncompete agreements nationwide, dentists may be wondering how…

May 6, 2024 |Hiring, Firing & Performance, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Workplace violence prevention plan must be implemented by California dental practices by July 1

May 3, 2024: The article as first published reported incorrectly that the law only applies to California employers with 10…

May 1, 2024 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

California State Dental Director Dr. Jayanth Kumar announces retirement

Dr. Kumar’s strong commitment to making oral health a priority in the state’s health agenda has defined his role as…

April 22, 2024 |Access to Care, Patient Care

Meet three dentists who received the CalHealthCares loan repayment award

Andrew Zufall, DMD, one of 34 California dentists who in March was awarded a CalHealthCares Loan Repayment award, often tells…

April 18, 2024 |Access to Care, Advocacy, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

Global oral health: Solutions, new directions for dentistry discussed in CDA Journal collection

Global health in dental education, caries burden in Indonesian school children, community-based research in Costa Rica to identify risk factors…

April 17, 2024 |News Articles, Patient Care

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate employment practices

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Alternative Workweek schedules and employee onboarding are the topics in the second quarter of 2024.

April 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, Laws & Regulations, News Articles

California meal and rest break laws are complex: Employee scheduler software can help

If you are a dental practice owner or employer in California, you must provide your nonexempt employees a 30-minute unpaid,…

April 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, Endorsed Services, News Articles, Practice Management

Dentists, dental professionals can apply for up to $5K for education expenses through Webb Family Grant

The CDA Foundation is accepting applications through May 31, 2024 for the Webb Family Grant, which supports the education and training of dental professionals in California.

April 8, 2024 |CDA Foundation, Early Career Dentists, News Articles, Students

Herman Ostrow student hoping to pave the way for Thai dental students

Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Herman Ostrow’s Sandy Priyawat shares how she’s hoping to pave the way for more Thai students to study dentistry.

April 8, 2024 |News Articles, Students

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