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Delta Dental settlement info online

Dentists seeking information regarding CDA’s amended settlement agreement with Delta Dental can find all related information posted at DeltaDentalofCaliforniaSettlement.com.

Under the settlement agreement, Delta Dental must pay $65 million to Premier Providers whose rates were impacted by an inflationary guard. Not every Premier Provider had his or her fees reduced by this procedure, but those who did will receive some proportionate reimbursement.

A hearing on final approval of the agreement is scheduled for late April in the San Francisco Superior Court.


NEW – Winter 2017 issue of SmileLine

The Winter 2017 issue of the Monterey Bay Dental Society's SmileLine newsletter is now available. This issue focuses on how area dentists prescribe fun for themselves, as well as messages from your outgoing president, Dr. Richard Kent, and your incoming president, Dr. Eric Brown.

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American Dental Warriors!

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News from CDA

Posted March 31, 2018

Providers join forces to protect California's health care system

CDA has joined a broad coalition of more than 100,000 California dentists, physicians, nurse practitioners, community clinics and pharmacists in a new effort to protect the gains California has made under the Affordable Care Act and improve California's health care system.

New state oral health plan provides road map for all Californians

A 10-year plan for addressing the major oral health issues in California has been released by the California Department of Public Health. Developed over three years in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Services, the plan identifies strategies to improve oral health over the lifespan and to achieve oral health equity for the state's diverse population.

Live-dentistry workshops, lectures featured at CDA Presents

For the first time, CDA is partnering with Nobel Biocare and Glidewell Dental to offer innovative live-dentistry programs at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim in May.

Updated Legal Reference Guide for California Dentists features all-CDA content

In their day-to-day practices, dentists and their teams must know and comply with federal, state and local laws. A first resource to help dentists navigate these laws is the Legal Reference Guide for California Dentists.


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Help CDA/ADA grow organized dentistry

Bring in a new member, get $200. Refer a new member to organized dentistry and receive
double the rewards!


Request your set of required posters

Monterey Bay Dental Society, in partnership with CDA, will again be providing free updated required poster sets to members. To request your poster set, please visit cda.org/posterset, to provide your name and ADA number for verification. If you have any qestions regardig the poster sets, please call CDA Member Services at 800-232-7645.


One phone number for insurance

TDIC and TDIC Insurance Solutions have consolidated their phone numbers to a single line: 800-733-0633. This change will enable policyholders to meet all their insurance needs with just one phone number that will reach both the insurance company and the insurance brokerage. Please update your records.


Friday, April 27th CE at Embassy Suites, Seaside

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the door between 7:30-8:30 am

The course begins at 8:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm

Buffet Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:30 am and is included with registration

Art Curley, Esq., and Noel Kelsch, RDH

California Dental Practice Act, Infection Control & OSHA

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