Guidance from CDC, CDPH provide roadmap for dentists to resume care

By CDA on June 08, 2020
As dentists continue their return to practice, official guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health offers a roadmap for resuming dental care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency PPE now available to California dentists through The Dentists Supply Company

May 30, 2020
California licensed dentists can now order limited quantities of critical personal protective equipment that is in short supply through traditional, commercial distribution channels.

The U.S. Approach to Public Health: Neglect, Panic, Repeat

By Jeneen Interlandi on April 17, 2020
A once-in-a-century public health crisis is unfolding, and the richest country in the world is struggling to mount an effective response. Hospitals don’t have enough gowns or masks to protect doctors and nurses, nor enough intensive care beds to treat the surge of patients.

Weighing the Risk of Smoking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020
Oral health experts at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry have taken a closer look at the risks associated with smoking, vaping, and tobacco use during the COVID-19 pandemic. They suggest that in addition to precautions...

ADA Coronavirus Resource Center for Dentists

By American Dental Association (ADA) on March 17, 2020
ADA Calls Upon Dentists to Postpone Elective Procedures (March 16, 2020) The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned...

Humboldt County's Recognition and Resolution for Children's Dental Health Month

By Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services on February 19, 2020
On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Humboldt’s Dental Advisory Group celebrated its 20th anniversary. They were acknowledged with two honors; a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Jared Huffman; and, a California Legislature Assembly Resolution signed by both Assembly...

Oral health is key to Marin kids’ healthy start in school

By Mary Jane Burke andMatt Willis on December 23, 2019
When you think of a child missing school, you may not think of her oral health. But that is one of the most common reasons for missing school among elementary school children. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General calls dental disease the most common preventable chronic childhood disease. It...

ADA announces interim policy on vaping

By Jennifer Garvin on December 17, 2019
Dentists “must be prudent” in protecting patients from harmful products. That was the overall message American Dental Association President Chad P. Gehani imparted following the Dec. 16 announcement that the Association has adopted a new interim policy on vaping. The interim policy calls for a...

Dentists Loan Repayment/Practice Support Program

By Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH on December 02, 2019
The Budget Act of 2018 appropriates $220 million from Proposition 56 to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Senate Bill 849 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2018) established the Proposition 56 Medi-Cal Physicians and Dentists Loan Repayment Act Program (LRP). The 2019 May Revise appropriates...

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say

By Laura M. Holson on November 21, 2019
Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and snacks.