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

Bay Area Dental Expo

Don't miss the NEW Bay Area Dental Expo on September 27 and 28. MBDS members save 80% off nonmember prices. Register as an Expo Coalition member!

Introducing ADA Career Services

Explore resources to support your goals from graduation to retirement

New issue of SmileLine – Winter 2024

Sleep dentistry

Job Listings

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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.

California Dental Practice Act/Infection Control, OSHA and Oral Pathology

Location: Monterey Marriott

Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA, USA

Satisfies Dental Board of California license renewal mandate

7 C.E. Units (Core)
Includes lunch

At Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

Members — $145
Staff — $75
Nonmembers — $290

Register Now!


High Stakes Dental Safety: Don’t Panic, You’ve Got This!
(Combined Infection Control & OSHA Compliance)
3 C.E. units

Perfect your safety program and find the weak links! Review physical and chemical hazards and today’s disease transmission risks, considering bloodborne, contact, and airborne pathogens. Get the links to the best resources, meet Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements, and get some great safety tips!.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Identify best practices to protect workers and patients
  • Make sense of evolving rules and recommendations for changing infection risks
  • Review physical, biological and chemical Hazard Communications

Lesions and Lifestyles –Oral Pathology review and update for Dental Teams
2 C.E. Units

Lesions and lumps tell stories! This is a review of selected types of oral and pharyngeal lesions, considering today’s most important trends. Review oral pathology terms, clinical features, and risk factors. Hone your eagle eye and magic touch to perfect your diagnostic techniques. Calibrate your team and educate patients to avoid disease and diagnostic techniques. Calibrate your team and educate patients to avoid disease and identify dangerous lesions early to save lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and assess clinical and reported variations from normal.
  • Assess risk for oral cancer.
  • Identify, evaluate and compare oral soft tissue masses, ulcerations & papillary lesions.
  • Review and practice precise descriptive terms and methods of recording and criteria for referring clinical lesions.

California Dental Practice Act
2 C.E. Units

This course is designed to provide an overview of current regulations and guidelines that will ensure the safety of both the practitioner, as well as the patient. Throughout the course we will define the scope and practice of dental professionals in California, discuss topics ranging from Dental Board complaints to best practices in daily functions of a clinic. These subjects include:

  • The Dental Practice Act and recent updates
  • HIPAA law requirements
  • Scope of practice
  • Record keeping best practices
  • CURE regulations
  • Role and use of dental auxiliaries
  • Practice structure basics
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Response to legal proceedings
  • License renewal


    Nancy Dewhirst, RDH, BS

    Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University, and is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 100 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian dental conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She is an ANSI/ADA Standards Program member and committee chair, Editor-in-Chief of OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice, has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

    Julia Goldman, Esq.

    Julia is in her eighth year of practice and works in in Tiburon, CA, at The Goldman Law Firm. The Goldman Law Firm specializes in defending small and mid-size businesses, dentists and specialists. Julia specializes in the areas of business law, entity formation, commercial leases and employment law.


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.

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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.

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