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Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s July 2021 Student Spotlight, Jasleen Kaur from UCSF School of Dentistry class of 2021.
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention kicks off May 13 with more than 60 C.E. courses, including exciting courses developed by CDA’s Practice Support and Public Affairs teams. The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.
CDA’s Grassroots Advocacy Days have resumed, but instead of in-person meetings at the state Capitol in Sacramento, student representatives from California’s six dental schools have been meeting with legislators and legislative staff via Zoom over the last few weeks to lobby for critical issues affecting dentistry.
Get to know CDA’s February Student Spotlight, Purna Patel from UCSF School of Dentistry class of 2021.
Practice owners will have the opportunity to take advantage of the newly extended Employee Retention Credit in 2021. The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 modifies and extends the ERC, allowing employers to claim a refundable tax credit against the employer share of Social Security tax.
UCLA School of Dentistry's Alvaro Hernandez Saavedra discusses his first year as a dental student in the United States and the challenges he's faced as he and his classmates adjust to dental school during the pandemic.
CDA is the proud recipient of the 2021 William J. Gies Award for Achievement by a public or private partner. The Gies Awards honor individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni's Joshua Goldfaden details how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered his experience as a dental student and his thoughts on how the dental profession will evolve.
Nov. Student Spotlight, Kylee Homecillo discusses why she chose to pursue dentistry and how the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced her passion for the profession.
Since June, CDA has conducted a weekly poll to gain further insight on the effects of the pandemic on dental teams and their progress over the last four months as they adapt to safely providing care under new protocols. These results highlight the current status of practices since resuming preventive care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dental Board of California is exploring alternative ways for registered dental assistants in extended functions program to obtain licensure due to delayed examinations at multiple locations for reasons related to COVID-19.
Ideally, the answer to this question is never. However, the reality is that business needs may warrant that difficult decision.
Kerry K. Carney, DDS
Journal Editor in Chief