Patient Care


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 Patient Care

Dental student research spotlights interdisciplinary collaboration in latest CDA Journal collection

Research by California dental students appears in the latest CDA Journal collection with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations.

January 9, 2024 Students & New Dentists

SmileDirectClub abruptly closing global operations, abandoning customers mid-treatment

In the aftermath of SmileDirectClub’s abrupt closure in early December, dentists may experience an uptick in patients needing orthodontic treatment. CDA has created FAQ to help members manage anticipated questions and concerns from past SmileDirectClub customers. 

December 14, 2023 Patient Care

Case report on the oral manifestations of Kabuki syndrome featured in CDA Journal collection

A case study on the oral manifestations of Kabuki syndrome in a 9-year-old patient is just one of the articles that dentists will find in latest CDA Journal collection. Dentists can also earn C.E. credits by reading an article and completing a quiz.

December 5, 2023 Patient Care

Saving teeth for life with endodontics: CDA Journal collection explores the preservation of teeth

This issue highlights the important role technology plays in the changing field of endodontics. Patients of all ages can benefit from their dental providers having the knowledge and techniques that improve the effectiveness of saving teeth for life. 

November 15, 2023 Patient Care

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

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

Medical-dental integration, collaborative health care explored in latest CDA Journal collection

This CDA Journal collection includes an update on efforts to integrate dental coverage in the Medicare program, a review of recent data on the number of patients who seek dental care at hospital emergency departments and other articles. 

October 3, 2023 Patient Care

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 Practice Management

Establishing practice protocols of inclusivity will help dentists avoid AwDA violations

Effective communication and a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act are important tools to reduce risk and improve care for patients with special needs. One call to TDIC’s Risk Management Advice Line illustrates how AwDA violations might occur when practice protocols are not in place. 

September 5, 2023 Practice Management

Ensuring ethical dental care: Obtaining legal consent for nonverbal adults

Obtaining proper, legal consent for nonverbal adults is of paramount importance in the dental practice. By becoming familiar with local laws, employing effective communication strategies, involving caregivers and advocate, and maintaining documentation, dentists can provide ethical care for a vulnerable population. 

August 9, 2023 Regulatory Compliance

Survey on hand pain in dental students discussed in CDA Journal collection

The latest collection of the Journal of the California Dental Association explores several topics beginning with a case study on a survey about hand pain in dental students. Dentists can earn C.E. through this collection.

August 8, 2023 Patient Care