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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.

General Membership Dinner Meeting: Winning the War for Talent:  Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Great Team Members in the Current Workforce

2 C.E. Units
Includes dinner

Social Hour – 6 p.m.
Dinner – 6:45 p.m.
Presentation – 7:30 p.m.

Members — No charge
Nonmembers, retired members and guests — $65

Register Now!

The presenters will explain key shifts in the workforce and focus on proven strategies to find and keep your best talent.

  • Where are you looking for your next hires and does your opening stand out?
  • Strengthen your knowledge of referral programs that work.
  • As the leader, get clear on your team members' motivation; are they unwilling or unable?
  • Learn new retention strategies that work at all levels of the organization.
  • Create and maintain the practice culture that you have only dreamed of by implementing healthy communication and conflict resolution tools.


Marla Tillery

Marla Tillery

With over 30 years of experience in various dental roles, Marla joined Fortune Management in 2015. She's worked as a registered dental assistant oral surgery assistant, registered dental hygienist, practice manager, and practice consultant, gaining unique insights into the dental field. After witnessing the positive impact of Fortune Management's coaching on dental practices, she was inspired to help other dental teams achieve similar life-changing results.

Mark Webb

Mark Webb

Mark Webb, an executive business coach and national director at Fortune Management, leverages 30 years of leadership, including 16 years in the technology sector and a decae at Patterson Dental. As an executive coach, he assists dental practices, owners, and teams across the nation in achieving profitability and realizing their dream practices.

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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