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

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

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MBDS now has online job listings. Place an ad or find your next position.

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Our C.E. is now online

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COVID-19 Updates

News and practice resources on the pandemic

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Talk to Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines

Educate patients about how the vaccine works, correct misinformation and connect them to local vaccination sites.

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Welcome to the Monterey Bay Dental Society!

The Monterey Bay Dental Society partners with the American Dental Association to provide information for our members, other dental professionals, patients, and the public.

On this site, you will see integrated content from MBDS, CDA and ADA.
Note: The Monterey Bay Dental Society is operating, but the office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Upcoming C.E. courses

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How to Stay Healthy in the Dental Office During the Pandemic — Learn from the Experts!

  • Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Mar 30, 2021 | 8:30 PM

Live webinar via Zoom

The educational program is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The optional online yoga class is 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Got pain?
  • Want to reduce risk of injury?
  • Want to understand what is the best set up in your office for preventing an injury
  • Want to know how breathing and proper nutrition can help with the healing process?

Please join our expert panel for discussion on reducing and preventing injuries in the dental office. Our experts provide a wealth of knowledge in ergonomics, injury prevention, and nutrition. Each of our experts in the panel will provide a brief 20-minute presentation on their area of expertise and the final hour will be spent providing answers to questions that we are asked frequently and an additional opportunity to answer direct questions from the audience. The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to an optional relaxing yoga session. If you haven't done yoga before, that is OK. Our yoga expert, Peter provides a therapeutic style of yoga that you will all be able to perform and never forget. Have an exercise/yoga mat and loose-fitting/stretchable clothing for the session. This is a time for self-care so you can continue to do what you do best!


  1. Gain an understanding of causes of musculoskeletal injuries with dental professionals
  2. Acquire necessary techniques for proper stretching and yoga
  3. Learn tips for setting up dental office ergonomically correct
  4. Become proficient in best nutritional practices 
2 C.E. units (core/live)
Dentist: $49
Staff: $35
Sponsored by Xcelable

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Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick OT, CHT, CAE, CEAS is a recognized leader in injury management and dental ergonomics, with over 25 years professional experience. She has spoken internationally on ergonomics, injury reduction and prevention.  She has worked with dental manufacturers in the design of dental equipment to ensure it is more ergonomically correct for dental professionals.  She is currently the owner of XcelABLE (previously known as Ergo Links) and has worked with her team in developing an educational platform that can be used b dental professionals for injury prevention and management with top vetted experts to share their knowledge and expertise.  

Peter Sterios
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized author, yoga teacher (ERYT-500), and architect based in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. He is the founder of LEVITYoGA™, MANDUKA™, and creator of the popular yoga DVD series “Gravity & Grace” which is one of YOGA JOURNAL’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time”. For three years (2011-2013) Peter taught yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives. In 2018, he was invited to the Pentagon to share his ideas about yoga’s therapeutic effects for the US Marine Corps.

He also co-founded KarmaNICA, a charitable organization for underprivileged children in rural Nicaragua. Peter’s first book “Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga“ published by Sounds True is now available.

Louellen Ferreira
Louellen Ferreira has been changing lives in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science (Biology) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition she holds training certifications from The American Council on Exercise and Grey Institute’s Applied Functional Science, as well as a Health Coach certification from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a certified Davidji meditation instructor. Lou’s health and fitness passion grew as a high level competitive athlete. She was member of both the National Championship, University of North Carolina women’s soccer team and the U.S. Women’s National soccer team. This is where her passion, and gift, for bringing health and wellness into people’s lives began. She has worked with people of all ages and abilities in a wide range of areas from sports specific athlete training, weekend warrior training, injury recovery and also helping that person who just wants to move a little easier and feel healthier. Through Lou’s ability to listen to and connect with her clients and colleagues she has built a very successful career. Her goal is to create a safe environment and personal relationship that will help guide people to achieve their goals. It is this love and passion for helping people realize their potential that she has brought to the San Luis Obispo area for the past 10 years. It is with love and passion that she is very excited to continue to educate and inspire our community to live the fullest and healthiest lives they can.

Dr. Joshua Smith
Dr. Joshua Smith is a physical therapist who specializes in posture and reduction of back and neck injuries. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has spent countless years working with athletes in improving their strength, flexibility and endurance.  


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. 

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.