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MBDS, CDA and ADA work together to support dentists throughout their careers.

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Our next C.E. course

Live Webinar: Disaster Preparedness & Response: Dentistry's Role

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Our C.E. is now online

MBDS has partnered with Viva Learning to bring you online C.E. courses

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COVID-19 Updates

News and practice resources on the pandemic

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COVID-19 Rates Among Dentists

New Report from JADA

ADA study finds COVID-19 rate among dentists less than one percent

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Welcome to the New Monterey Bay Dental Society Website!

The Lone CypressThe Monterey Bay Dental Society has partnered with the American Dental Association to create a new online experience for our members, other dental professionals, patients, and the public.

On this site, you will see integrated content from MBDS, CDA and ADA.

On October 1, MBDS members were emailed information on how to create their logon credentials for this new site. We hope you like it!

Note: The Monterey Bay Dental Society is operating, but the office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Our next C.E. course —

Disaster Preparedness & Response: Dentistry's Role

  • Thu, Dec 10, 2020 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Dec 10, 2020 | 9:00 PM

During this live webinar, you will learn how to use your skills, training, and experience to prepare for, assess, and respond to disasters. Shelter-in-place or evacuation strategies and scenarios will be presented for a variety of situations; including natural disasters, man-made disasters including chemical or radiation exposure, terrorist acts, fire, and explosions. Learn how dental professionals are uniquely prepared to help others in a disaster and receive an introduction to basic triage principles.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn to recognize and manage various types of disasters.
  2. Learn about personal preparedness.
  3. Understand community disaster planning.

3 C.E. (core)

This course is a collaborative presentation of the Monterey Bay, Mid-Peninsula, and San Mateo County dental societies.


Nancy DewhirstNancy Dewhirst BS, RDH, presents interactive, hands-on workshops and seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. Topics include OSHA, Infection Control, Ergonomics, Oral Pathology, Emerging Diseases and Biofilms, Instrument Sharpening workshops, and Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE,” presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association and OSAP Speakers Bureaus, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California. Ms.Dewhirst is an Adjunct Professor at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice, along with 27 years as an educator.


  • Member $75
  • Staff $75
  • Non-Member $75
  • Non-Member Staff $75


Free Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment prevention training for all employees deadline extended to Jan. 1, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill extending the deadline for sexual harassment prevention training. Under SB 778, employers with five or more employees now have until no later than Jan. 1, 2021 to complete the mandatory one-or two-hour trainings for employees to be compliant. Employees are required to complete the training within six months of hire or promotion and every two years after.

With the extension, employers who trained their employees in 2018 can provide subsequent training in 2020 while still complying with the deadline. Additionally, employers who train their employees in 2019 are not required to provide more training until 2021 and every two years thereafter.

In order for employers of 5 or more employees to comply with training obligations, The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing provides free online training courses on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace.

The department has provided training for both supervisory (2-hour) and nonsupervisory (1-hour) positions.

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Online C.E. is now available ​free to all active MBDS members​.

With member needs in mind during COVID-19 physical distancing, Monterey Bay Dental Society is partnering with Viva Learning to provide live and pre-recorded distance learning C.E. opportunities. 

The ADA’s Advisory Task Force for Dental Practice Recovery has developed a free toolkit with interim guidance that recommends measures to take to help protect patients, staff, and dentists from COVID-19 once dental practices can re-engage in providing the full range of oral health care.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and knowledge of the disease change, the toolkit will be updated.

Dentistry 4 Vets logoThe Dentistry4Vets Foundation provides ​high ​quality ​dentistry and ​dental ​implant ​care for the deserving veterans of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties through volunteer efforts within our community. They have local veterans in need of dental care.