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Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental Hygienists

By ADA and ADHA on February 24, 2021
Study Finds Low Rate of COVID-19 Among Dental HygienistsJoint research investigates pandemic’s impact on infection control practices in dental health setting; employment rate of dental hygienists                     

Recommendations About the Use of Dental Amalgam in Certain Higher-Risk Groups

By FDA on February 18, 2021
Dental amalgam is a dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid  (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately half (50%) of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by...

California OKs RDHs to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine Under Dentist's Supervision

February 16, 2021
The Department of Consumer Affairs on Feb. 11 approved a public health emergency waiver that allows registered dental hygienists in California to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 16 and older under the supervision of an eligible vaccine provider, such as a dentist, licensed physician...

Marin Voice: Pandemic puts spotlight on essential steps for children’s dental health

By GILA C. DOROSTKAR, DDS on February 08, 2021
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and it is now even more important during a pandemic to take care of our children’s oral health. As a pediatric dentist here in Marin, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of dental decay in young children which only seems to have...

Order Waiving Restrictions on Dentists Relating to Ordering and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines

January 04, 2021
On March 4, 2020, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare to respond to...

California Dental Staff Set to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By January

December 10, 2020
Dental professionals are included in California's first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

CDC Considerations for School Sealant Programs During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

By CDC on December 01, 2020
Background School sealant programs (SSPs) are a very effective way to provide preventive oral health services to children who are at higher risk of developing cavities and less likely to receive private dental care.

Medicaid Dental Fraud: Cases of Truth Decay

By MICHAEL W. DAVIS, DDS on November 13, 2020
I want to call attention to a new article in Journal of Insurance Fraud in America. That dental sealants are placed by dentist but billed as fillings. This upcoding might impact the reports from Medi-Cal Dental that reports the number of sealants placed. Thus, those policy advocates and policy...

Champion Provider Fellowship Opportunity for Dentists 2021

November 09, 2020
Do you know a Dentist in your community who you consider a-champion and an advocate for oral health? If you do, please forward this unique opportunity for them to apply for The Champion Provider Fellowship. In the past, this unique fellowship, has provided 17 dentists from all over California with...

CDA Journal The Sugar Issue

By CDA on November 02, 2020
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Oral and Systemic Overall Health: A Guide for Oral Health Care Providers

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