Thank you for visiting the website of the Monterey Bay Dental Society. Here you will find information and news on activities of MBDS, the California Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

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Save on harassment prevention training

Monterey Bay Dental Society - along with Harbor, Orange County, and San Francisco dental societies - brings you California's required Sexual Harassment Prevention Training as an online course for employers and employees via CalChamber.

As your newest MBDS member benefit, you will receive a 20% discount on the required training, which comes with these essential resources:

  • Cal Chamber Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Policy, according to your practice size (5 or fewer employees or 5 or more)
  • Policy Checklist
  • FAQ sheet
  • #RespectWorks Poster for your practice use

You will also receive the designated CEU after submitting the proof of training completion to the Monterey Bay Dental Society.

These dental societies are working together to deliver the best value and quality of products and services to members and will continue to identify membership benefits of value for years to come.

Click HERE to log in and access this member benefit.


CDA offers help with dental plan issues

Dental Benefit Plans: Share issues. Get Support. Start here.The California Dental Association is enhancing resources to support members who experience dental benefits-related issues.

Through CDA Practice Support, members have access to a dedicated dental benefits plan analyst and a library of online resources that facilitate working with benefit plans. Now, an online intake process streamlines dental benefits plan issue submissions for CDA member dentists.

To receive assistance:

  • Submit your issue electronically with a new form from your cda.org account.
  • Visit My Account, click Dental Benefits Issue Submission Form and follow the prompts.
  • Enter basic information about your issue in the secure, HIPAA-compliant form.
  • CDA's Practice Support analysts will evaluate your issue and share clear next steps

This new process enables CDA to continue to offer members assistance through its exper analysts while providing a more defined view of the types of dental benefits plan issues members face.

To learn more, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

To submit an issue, visit cda.org/dentalbenefits.


2019-2020 poster sets

CDA is currently updating the required employment poster set to reflect new regulations and compliance requirements for 2019-2020. CDA will distribute one set free of charge to members who are practice owners.

In April, CDA will begin mailing poster sets to members who have confirmed they are practice owners. If you have not been identified as a practice owner, please update your profile at cda.org or request a poster set be mailed to your office by contacting CDA. Additional sets can be purchased from the CDA Practice Support Store for $15 each.

If you have any questions regarding how to receive a poster set, please call CDA at 800-232-7645.


New laws: Are you in compliance?

Eight new or updated laws and regulations affecting dentistry and dental practice management took effect Jan. 1. To help ensure members are currently in compliance — and stay in compliance — CDA Practice Support offers summaries of the laws, including what they require and where to go for resources and support. READ MORE ...


Volunteers needed for clinic

Flier for Life Hope Centers clinicVolunteers are needed for a large community clinic hosted by Life Hope Centers for Santa Cruz County on the Soquel Conference Center grounds.

The clinic will be held 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

Volunteers needed include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, general physicians, optometrists, registration, hospitality, security, and communication. Free lodging is available, and breakfast and lunch will be provided during clinic sessions to all volunteers.

The more volunteers, the more patients who can be served with medial, dental, and vision care along with other associated health services.

Learn more and register at LifeHopeCentral.com.


Winter 2018 issue of SmileLine

The Winter 2018 issue of the Monterey Bay Dental Society's SmileLine newsletter is now available. This issue from editor Carl Sackett, DDS, focuses on "Honoring Our Veterans."

Click the image at left to download the issue.




Job board!

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Have a job opening or looking for a temp? Join MBDS's new member resource Swiss Monkey, and you’ll get access to an exclusive and growing dental network where you can share unlimited jobs, post temp positions and connect with dental professionals, from specialists to assistants. Members also have access to other staffing services such as personalized recruiting services. Click HERE to get started with Swiss Monkey.


Follow us on Facebook!

The Monterey Bay Dental Society is on Facebook. Click HERE to follow us!


News from CDA

Delta Dental settlement info online

Posted February 5, 2019

Anaheim is the pre-eminent C.E. event in 2019

Del Brunner, DDS, begins term as 2019 CDA president

Harassment prevention training must be provided

Foundation accepting applications for Dugoni Award

Security risk assessment tool updated

TDIC consent form for prescribing opioids to minors

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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!


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.

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Friday & Saturday
August 23 & 24

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Dental Society C.E. Courses



Dental Auxiliary Courses and Job Postings

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Cabrillo College
Dental Hygiene Program

Cabrillo College


Foundation for Allied Dental Education Institute
Dental Assisting Programs

FADE Institute


Mission Trails ROP
Dental Assisting Program

Mission Trails ROP


Monterey Peninsula College
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Monterey Peninsula College

Click HERE to post a dental assisting position on the Monterey Peninsula College website.