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    • Bill to increase dental plan transparency clears Senate with bipartisan support

      CDA-sponsored Senate Bill 1008 (Skinner, D-Berkeley), which calls for more value and transparency from dental plans, is moving swiftly through the Legislature. The bill in late May passed the Senate with bipartisan support despite strong opposition from ... more
    • CDC addresses reprocessing of dental handpieces

      CDA Practice Support often receives calls from members who have questions about reprocessing dental handpieces, which as medical devices are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Recognizing the dental community’s need for clear and consistent ... more
    • Regulatory Compliance Alert

      State law required all dentists who are licensed prescribers to have registered for access to California’s Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) by July 1, 2016 or upon issuance of a DEA certificate. If you are a licensed ... more
    • DEA registrants targeted by extortion scam

      Criminals posing as Drug Enforcement Administration employees are targeting DEA registrants as part of an extortion scam, the administration said in an April 2 email alert according to the ADA. The scammers are reportedly contacting the registrants by phone using ... more
    • Become a CDA volunteer

      Applications for available positions on CDA councils, committees and boards are now available online at cda.org/leadership, where a host of volunteer opportunities are identified. The application process is easy — download the application and email it ... more

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