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ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications

ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is accepting applications

February 6, 2019

The ADA is currently accepting applications for the Institute for Diversity in Leadership. For details, visitADA.org/diversityinstitute. The application deadlineis April 12, 2019. Established in 2003 by the ADA, the goal of the Institute is to provide a diverse group of dentists with education and experience so that they can set new leadership paths within the profession and their communiti...More

More LA Smiles offers Clinical Trainings for Dental Providers

February 5, 2019

Last year, More LA Smiles was launched, a UCLA-led Dental Transformation Initiative dedicated to expanding oral health access to half a million children on Medi-Cal in LA County. Now, as we kick off National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, we’re excited to share with you our program offerings, plans for 2019 and ways to get involved as we continue to roll out new program components....More
TDIC’s informed consent form helps dentists follow law when prescribing opioids to minors

TDIC’s informed consent form helps dentists follow law when prescribing opioids to minors

January 14, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, before a prescriber issues the first prescription for a controlled substance containing an opioid, the prescriber must discuss specific information with the minor or the minor’s parent or guardian as required by Senate Bill 1109 signed into law last September....More

ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

January 14, 2019

Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to support the conclusions presented in this research and associated media coverage. ...More
Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Jan. 1, 2020

Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Jan. 1, 2020

January 1, 2019

Gov. Jerry Brown last September signed a bill requiring California employers of five or more employees to provide expanded training on sexual harassment prevention to all of their employees by Jan. 1, 2020. Practically speaking, this means employers will need to complete the mandatory one- or two-hour trainings for employees in 2019 to be compliant by the January 2020 deadline. ...More
Harbor Installation Dec. 6 2018

Harbor Installation Dec. 6 2018

December 6, 2018

Harbor's Annual Meeting & Holiday Party with CE Program and 2019 Installation of Officers and Incoming President Santos Cortez, DDS at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza, 5000 Clark, Lakewood, CA 90712 4:30pm Registration 5pm - Exhibits & Photo Booth 6pm Dinner/ CE Program 8:30pm Installation...More

Transitioning to a paperless office – how to get started

November 13, 2018

Whether you recently purchased a practice with paper charts or have been maintaining your own paper chart system, you have probably considered going paperless....More

CDT 2019 Codes are now available from the ADA

September 26, 2018

Get the updated CDT 2019 and Companion Kit and build an even more successful practice. This essential ADA resource helps your team code more accurately – which speeds claim processing, lessens the need for additional information requests, and reduces claim rejections...More

Eligible Premier providers to be mailed Delta Dental settlement notices

September 24, 2018

Dentists eligible for payments under CDA’s settlement agreement with Delta Dental should have received allocation notices in the mail. The class action settlement administrator mailed letters to approximately 14,000 Premier providers who had their fees impacted by Delta Dental’s “inflationary adjustment percentage.” Dentists who did not have their fees reduced improperly by the inflationary adjust...More

State Soda Tax Filed by CDA and CMA to Protect Public Health

July 9, 2018

CDA and the California Medical Association filed a ballot measure last week for the 2020 election to enact a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to reverse legislation passed last week that enacts a 12-year moratorium on local SSB taxes. The soda industry’s maneuver, which threatened to move forward with a ballot measure this year requiring a two-thirds vote on all local taxes un...More
New state oral health plan provides road map for all Californians

New state oral health plan provides road map for all Californians

May 11, 2018

The plan offers a structure for taking collective action to assess and monitor oral health status and oral health disparities, prevent oral diseases, increase access to dental services, promote best practices and advance evidence-based policies....More

Take Action on SB 1008 - Dental Plan Accountability

May 4, 2018

Californians deserve to know the value of their dental benefit plans and receive the same types of protections that apply to their medical plans. ...More

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