Welcome to Monterey

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

New issue of SmileLine – Winter 2024

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Bay Area Dental Expo

Save the date for the Bay Area Dental Expo on September 27 and 28. Sponsored by eight dental societies — including Monterey! More details coming soon.

Job Listings

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

New Acute Pain Guideline

Read recommendations on managing acute dental pain in patients over age 12.
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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 2024 C.E. and Events Calendar

Are you a dental industry vendor interested in collaborating with the Monterey Bay Dental Society? Email Debi Diaz at debi@mbdsdentist.com.

Pop-up Clinic – Dental Volunteers Needed

Healing California is partnering with Pajaro Valley Unified School District to provide free dental and vision services on February 24, 2024 at Watsonville High School. This event is for dental professionals, vision professionals, medical professionals, and general volunteers.

Healing California will be holding a free pop-up clinic at Watsonville High School on February 24, 2024. They will be offering the following services:


  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions


  • Eye Exams
  • Prescription glasses

Professionals Needed

Healing California is in need of dental, vision and medical volunteers to help provide services. All equipment, supplies and PPE are provided.


  • General Dentists
  • Oral Surgeons
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Students
  • Dental X-ray Technicians


  • Optometrists
  • Opticians
  • Optometry Students
  • Optometric/Ophthalmic Techs
  • Retina Camera Techs
  • Vision Lab Techs


  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses

General Volunteers Needed

  • Clinic Setup (2/23) 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Clinic Tear Down (2/25) 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Interpreter — Spanish/other languages
  • Line Control
  • Patient Guide
  • Patient Registration & Checkout
  • Volunteer Check-in

Register to Volunteer

Click the button below to register.

For more information and specific questions, click here to email Volunteer Manager Oriana John.

News from ADA

Free Online C.E. for Members
Viva Learning Free Online Dental CE

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.

Learn More

Dentistry for Vets

The 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.

Learn More