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CDA Cares Anaheim Volunteers Needed  - Registration Open!

CDA Cares Anaheim Volunteers Needed - Registration Open!

December 18, 2017

Harbor Dental Society is a Chair Sponsor to support the CDA Cares Anaheim taking place April 27-28, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Come join the Harbor Team as a Volunteer!...More

CDA Disaster Relief Grant Donations being accepted

October 18, 2017

As a direct result of the October 2017 California wildfires, the CDA Foundation has set up a Disaster Relief Grant for individuals who have been affected by this heartbreaking emergency situation. ...More

Amalgam separator Q&A addresses tenant-landlord responsibility

September 15, 2017

What is the “Dental Amalgam Rule?” The new EPA “Dental Rule” is about the responsible management and disposal of all amalgam waste in dental practices, with the primary focus being on the use of an approved amalgam separator that is ISO 11143:2008 certified at a separation rate of 95%. The rule was published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2017 and went into effect on July 14, 2017. New p...More
Employers must use newest Form I-9 starting Sept 18

Employers must use newest I-9 Form starting Sept 18

September 8, 2017

If you are planning to hire a new employee soon...read on! A revised 1-9 form used for employment eligibility verification goes into effect September 17, 2017 which was released by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Practice owners who are hiring or planning to hire employees after this date must begin using the updated Form I-9 beginning Monday, Sept. 18. ...More

X-ray machine registration and other fees to increase Sept 1

August 14, 2017

Radiologic Health Branch fees are due to increase 26.76 percent Sept. 1, 2017, under the Budget Act of 2016, Chapter 23, in accordance with California Health and Safety Code section 100425. ...More
CDA Cares Bakersfield Volunteers Needed - Registration Open

CDA Cares Bakersfield Volunteers Needed - Registration Open

August 1, 2017

Join your colleagues at CDA Cares Bakersfield and help create heartwarming stories of health and happiness for the community members who need it most. You can make a difference to providing increased access to oral health care to the public who are underserved....More

Amalgam Separator Federal Ruling Goes into Effect Today

July 14, 2017

Today is not only the commemoration of Bastille Day but also marks the effective date of the final rule for amalgam separators. Most dental practices have until July 14, 2020 to comply with the EPA ruling on amalgam separators that becomes effective July 14, 2017. However new practices must comply by the 2017 date. ...More
CDA Employment Law Poster Available to Members

CDA Employment Law Poster Available to Members

April 21, 2017

Unlike prior years, posters are distributed upon request. It's a quick and easy process to request one no-cost CDA poster set for a practice you own. Simply visit www.cda.org/posterset and sign in using your current login and password...More
Find-a-Dentist: New ADA Campaign to Bring You Patients

Find-a-Dentist: New ADA Campaign to Bring You Patients

April 4, 2017

The ADA has launched a new, 3-year digital consumer advertising campaign to get more patients in members’ chairs. To capitalize on this opportunity, paid search and digital ads targeting these potential patients will direct them to the new ADA® Find-a-Dentist™ tool to book an appointment. ...More

CDA achieves favorable outcome in Delta Dental case

March 23, 2017

CDA’s long legal battle against Delta Dental has resulted in a settlement with significant concessions from the dental benefit plan...More

New language required in anesthesia informed consent form

March 7, 2017

Under AB 2235, the pediatric anesthesia bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last September, dentists are required to obtain written informed consent from the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient prior to administration of general anesthesia or conscious sedation. ...More

Presidential order freezes amalgam separator rule

March 6, 2017

The freeze is intended to allow the administration time for executive review of the regulations. Once the freeze is lifted, requirements of the new rule will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, which was previously scheduled for Jan. 24....More

Prescribers must access CURES 2.0 after March 5

March 2, 2017

CURES 1.0 will be discontinued on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The departments of Consumer Affairs and Justice have announced that beginning March 6 prescribing health care practitioners will only be able to access CURES 2.0....More

Advertising on Groupon allowed under new law

March 1, 2017

Legislation signed in September by Gov. Brown resolves a longstanding conflict concerning whether health care providers’ use of online marketing companies to advertise health care services constitutes fee splitting or payment for referrals, both of which are prohibited under state law. ...More

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