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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

How two dental plan reform bills became law in California through innovative CDA advocacy

CDA launched and managed a digital advertising campaign and website, Fix Our Dental Insurance, and built a large coalition in support of two CDA-sponsored dental plan reform bills that the governor signed into law in October. 

November 6, 2023 News Articles

‘The weight of regret is in tons’: UCSF dental student shares her motivation for staying disciplined

Each month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. UCSF dental student, Pallak Razdan shares how “the weight of regret” helps her stay disciplined through her most difficult moments.

November 2, 2023 Students & New Dentists

Holiday pay in California: The law and best practices for dentists

With the holiday season’s arrival, CDA’s employment practices analyst is receiving calls from members who have questions about the laws governing holiday pay. Here she’s assembled some tips to guide California dentists based on her conversations with callers.

November 1, 2023 News Articles

California dentists have a dozen new employment laws to comply with in 2024

Dentists in California will have new employment-related laws to comply with in 2024, including one that increases California Paid Sick Leave from the current three days to five days and another that prohibits discrimination against employees who use cannabis off the job.

October 26, 2023 News Articles

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 News Articles

Judge clears CDA to sue Delta Dental on behalf of members

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled last month that CDA and individual dentist-plaintiffs could proceed on their claim that Delta Dental breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in adopting the 2023 contractual amendments.

October 19, 2023 News Articles

CDA Foundation’s vaccination, testing-related accomplishments for dentistry and the public highlighted in report

A report released by the CDA Foundation showcases the work the Foundation accomplished during the pandemic as part of a grant agreement to provide trainings and materials to educate dentists and the public on COVID-19 vaccine administration and efficacy.

October 18, 2023 Patient Care

New county vaccination orders include California dental offices

Two California counties have issued new flu and COVID-19 vaccination orders that include dental offices and will take effect Nov. 1. Counties may amend their orders at any time and other counties could issue new orders during flu season. 

October 12, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

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 Patient Care

California’s Dental Clinic Grant Program is accepting applications

Dentists, dental schools and other eligible providers and entities in California can apply for grants up to $5 million to expand or adapt specialty clinics or to construct new clinics that serve individuals with special health care needs. 

October 11, 2023 News Articles