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    • 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

    • Updated anesthesia consent form required

      Under AB 2235, the pediatric anesthesia bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last September, dentists are required to obtain written informed consent from the parent or legal guardian of a minor patient prior to administration of general anesthesia ... more

    • CURES 1.0 not available after March 5

      CURES 1.0 will be discontinued on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The departments of Consumer Affairs and Justice have announced that beginning March 6 prescribing health care practitioners will only be able to access CURES 2.0.

      California’s Controlled Substance ... more

    • Presidential order freezes amalgam separator rule

      The Environmental Protection Agency’s anticipated rule requiring that dental practices install amalgam separators and implement best practices to control the discharge of mercury and other metals entering the waste stream has been delayed following the ... more

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