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

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended free meals to all kids for the entire school year

November 02, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended free meals to all kids for the entire school year.

Children’s Oral Health: Progress, Policy Development, And Priorities For Continued Improvement

October 16, 2020
HPI’s Marko Vujicic Shares Priorities for Continued Improvement in Children’s Oral Health in Health Affairs

Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists

October 15, 2020
Report finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent  

Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They Smoke

By Ben Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD on October 08, 2020
Dentistry faculty member Ben Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD, and D3 student Tsu-Shuan (Brie) Wu led a just-published study on parental knowledge of child vaping and use of other non-smoked tobacco products. The study — initiated during Wu's participation in the School of Dentistry's Dental Student Research...