News Articles

Celebrate the contributions of dental team members to increase morale, improve retention

In a competitive hiring market, dental practice owners have all the more reason to show that they value their current employees.

March 4, 2024 |Employment Practices, News Articles, Practice Management, Staffing & Training

Classifying workers as independent contractors even less permissible under new federal rule

The rules for classifying workers in California are already strict — especially after Assembly Bill 5 became law in January…

February 29, 2024 |Laws & Regulations, News Articles

Before renewing license, some California dentists must submit fingerprint to dental board

California-licensed dentists who do not have a fingerprint on record in the dental board’s section of the Department of Consumer…

February 21, 2024 |Dental Practice & Licensing, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

CDA-sponsored bill protects California dentists from predatory virtual credit cards

CDA this week made the next move in its broad-reaching, long-term campaign for dental benefit plan reform with the introduction…

February 20, 2024 |Advocacy, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

Abyde’s HIPAA eBook defines HIPAA and why it matters in the dental practice

Navigating the complexities of HIPAA compliance can be overwhelming, especially when you have numerous pressing concerns in your daily practice….

February 20, 2024 |Endorsed Services, News Articles, Privacy/HIPAA

Student Delegate Chair explains how his upbringing shaped his leadership style

Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know CDA Student Delegate Chair, Jarrad Lee, of Western University’s class of 2025.

February 16, 2024 |News Articles, Students

CDA Foundation to host dental clinic in California’s Trinity County in fall 2024

In partnership with the California Office of Oral Health and Trinity County Office of Education, the CDA Foundation will host…

February 8, 2024 |Access to Care, CDA Foundation, News Articles

Greater than the sum: CDA Journal collection explores the power of dentists working together

The latest collection of the Journal of the California Dental Association spotlights how dentists can effect system change by taking…

February 7, 2024 |Advocacy, News Articles, Patient Care

CDA volunteer-led clinic comes to Long Beach Aug. 17; volunteer providers and dental homes needed

After a multi-year hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDA Foundation will host its first community dental clinic using a newly adopted model Saturday, Aug. 17, in Long Beach, California, and volunteer dental care providers and dental homes can sign up now. 

January 25, 2024 |CDA Foundation, News Articles

New reporting requirement for most dental practice owners under Corporate Transparency Act

Owners of small businesses with fewer than 20 employees are newly required to report their ownership information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in compliance with the federal Corporate Transparency Act. 

January 23, 2024 |News Articles, Practice Management, Regulatory Compliance

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

Dentists can use CDA’s new Practice Health Check to evaluate Cal/OSHA documentation compliance this winter

Every quarter, CDA publishes a Practice Health Check focusing on a different topic related to the business side of dentistry. Cal/OSHA documentation requirements are the focus in the first quarter of 2024. CDA members are invited to take the Q1 Practice Health Check consisting of just three questions. 

January 16, 2024 |Employment Practices, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance