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Sherry Williams Retires from SCCDS

On June 27, SCCDS held a party to bid a fond farewell to its longest serving staff member, Sherry Williams. Take a look to see how much fun we had sending her off!

May Feature: Caries and Cavemen

In the May 2019 feature article from “The Cutting Edge” Sara Hamed-Negahdar, DDS explores the link between oral health, nutrition and our ever-changing environment.  

CDA Advocacy Day in Sacramento

We had a fantastic day in Sacramento on Capital Hill advocating on behalf of California dentists and CDA. It was great to spend time talking to our California legislators including Senator Jim Beall, Senator Bob Wieckowski, Assembly member Kansen Chu, Assembly member Ash Kalra and […]

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Proposed Leaders for 2020

Dr. Baokhanh Nguyen is moving from President-Elect to President in January, 2020. At the same time, Dr. Bexter Yang is moving from Treasurer to President-Elect and Dr. Shakalpi Pendurkar from Secretary to Treasurer.             Your Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate […]

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Dr. Stephen Beveridge Nominated for CDA Trustee Role

Members will be voting at the May 9, 2019 General Membership Meeting for a Trustee to serve on the CDA Board of Trustees from January 2020 through December 2022, with the opportunity to be nominated for a second three-year term. The SCCDS Board of Directors […]

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President’s eMessage, December 2018: The Cost of Doing Business

I have talked so much this year about people.  Our patients are why we practice the wonderful profession of dentistry.  The relationships we establish with our patients, staff, referring doctors, allied health care professionals, and community business people are also a rewarding part of the […]

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President’s eMessage, October 2018: Getting out into the Community

We should all give back for the privilege of practicing our wonderful profession.  Dentistry provides us with so much; it just makes sense to give back for the gifts that our profession bestows upon us.  What are those gifts? They include a competitive salary, a […]

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Don’t Miss Our Digital Dentistry Symposium!

There is an exciting course coming up on October 26 titled “Digital Dentistry: From Application to Integration.” This is a must-attend course for any doctor considering integrating new digital tools into his/her office and is great for the team as well. You will get a […]

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Your Chance to Vote on Important Member Issues

Dear SCCDS members, As required by our Bylaws, you will be voting on two issues at the Thursday, September 13 general membership meeting: you will vote for 2019 society leaders and a new CDA Trustee, and on several Bylaws changes. The September 13 meeting is at Villa Ragusa event […]

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Dinner with 10 Dentists

Dinner with 10 Dentists is an exciting new program sponsored by the SCCDS Membership Committee. At each event, 10 member dentists enjoy a casual evening of dining and conversation hosted at the home of an SCCDS colleague. Our sister component, the Los Angeles Dental Society […]

National Health Observances

President’s eMessage, May 2018: National Health Observances

National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.  These designations are made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  This agency is part of the executive branch of the federal government.  The mission […]

President’s eMessage, April 2018: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to www.mouthhealthy.org, the ADA’s patient information website, 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.  Cancerous lesions of the oral cavity detected in their early stages are curable; however, the five […]

President’s eMessage, March 2018: What and Why is CURES 2.0?

The overuse of prescription opioids and opiates has become a national crisis.  According to the state Department of Health, there were 1,966 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2015 in California. The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) controls prescription pain relievers.  In 2016, we lost the privilege […]

Give Kids A Smile 2017

President’s eMessage, February 2018: Give Kids A Smile

February has been designated as Children’s Dental Health Month by the American Dental Association (ADA).  This year’s theme is, “Join the Tooth Team to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Today, Give Kids A Smile is […]

President's Reception 2017

2017 President’s Reception: A Festive Night!

The main conference room at the SCCDS office was bright and joyful as members, partners and friends mingled and reminisced about the many events that made 2017 a banner year. As always, there was plenty of food from the many cultures that make up our […]

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CDA Benefit – Dental Plan Handbook

CDA Benefit – Dental Benefit Plan Handbook This is a great resource for any member or front office staff and it is free to you! CDA’s practice support center is constantly adding new member benefits to their site to improve your membership. Check it out […]

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ADA Benefit – Contract Analysis Service

Did you know that the ADA has a FREE service to review your: Dental provider contracts with third party payers, Dental management service organization contracts and contracts that offer dental school students scholarships or loans in exchange for a commitment for future employment. Find out […]

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Heard it through the Grapevine

SCCDS dentists love to give back to their community! Noroolhoda Aslani offered dental education and fun with SCCDS props at her son’s elementary school on January 24-25. Jon Hatakeyama also shared the love with his community at the annual “Chocolate and Wine for Valentines” fundraiser […]

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