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    • CDA updates guide to the California Dental Practice Act

      Your Guide to California Dental Practice Act Compliance was updated in January 2017 to reflect new laws concerning adverse event reporting, scope of practice, required language in the anesthesia informed consent form, online advertising through Groupon, ... more

    • New poster sets to stay ahead of labor law requirements

      Many dentists, in their roles as small business owners and employers, manage risks in areas beyond clinical care. A telling example is the requirement for all employers to post workplace labor law notices, since failure to comply in this area alone can ... more

    • April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

      April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

      Oral cavity and oropharynx cancers account for 2.9 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States and 1.6 percent of cancer deaths. The American Dental Association recognizes that early oral cancer diagnoses ... more

    • Become a Volunteer Leader

      Serving on a CDA council, committee or board is one of the many ways you can give back to your association and profession. CDAs success depends on conscientious and dedicated volunteer leaders who share its vision and mission. Volunteering also provides ... more

    • ADA Applauds EPA’s Decision To Deny Petition To Ban Community Water Fluoridation.

      The ADA News (2/27, Manchir) reports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition from activist groups that sought to ban community water fluoridation. In a 50-page response to the petition, the EPA said the health benefits of fluoride ... more

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