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SmileLine Winter Spring 2022

New issue of SmileLine

The Making of a Mission Statement

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NEW – Job Listings

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COVID-19 Updates

News and practice resources on the pandemic

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ADA Encourages Vaccine


ADA strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination among dental professionals

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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.

MBDS Events for 2022

General Membership Dinner Meeting

  • Tue, Sep 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM - Tue, Sep 20, 2022 | 8:30 PM
  • Location: Seascape Golf Course
  • Address: 610 Clubhouse Drive, Aptos, CA
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Balance Your Life and Practice's Financial and Business Components and Improve Your Tax Obligations, with speaker Rob Brinkman.

Social Hour — 6 p.m.
Dinner — 6:45 p.m.
Presentation — 7:30 p.m.
No C.E. units

Member Dentists — No charge

Nonmembers, retired members & guests — $65

Register Now!

Health care is changing rapidly, and this year, opportunities for private practice owners to thrive and prosper in the industry may appear to be narrowing. Pandemic shutdowns forced clinicians to navigate the loss of production, increased expenses associated with personal protective equipment (PPE), changes in patient protocols, and staffing challenges, to name only a few. Rob Brinkman will help address the “Questions you wished someone told you to ask after graduating dental school.”

  • Is life/practice balance possible? If it is, how do you go about accomplishing it?
  • Is deducting a portion of your home office the best use of what is available in the tax code?
  • If you own your own building, are you depreciating that asset over 27 or 39 years? If so, is that the best schedule?
  • Have you been told that you don’t qualify for the employee retention credit because either your gross revenue was not impacted enough, or that you weren’t affected by a mandated shut down notice? Are those the only two determinations that you should be adhering to?
  • Everyone saves for retirement. If a 401(k)/Profit Sharing/SEP is your primary vehicle, is it the smartest long-term strategy?
  • Your operating company is most likely a partnership/sub-S Corp./LLC. Are there other legal entities that you could include to reduce your taxes?


Sponsored by Patterson Dental Company



Rob Brinkman

Rob is one of the co-founders of AscendancyHealth, LLC. He has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 30 years For the past decade, Rob has focused on mentoring and coaching business owners and high net-worth individuals on how to leverage their success more toward a life of meaning and significance.

Interested in protecting and preserving young smiles?

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The Monterey County Oral Health Program is seeking volunteer dental professionals to screen kindergarteners and first-graders and link them to dental care services. The goal of this effort is to promote a “dental home” with families and detect untreated tooth decay among young age children.

Click the document below to download a flier with more information.

News from ADA


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.