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VIDEO – Dentistry in the COVID-19 World

After months of shutdowns, Santa Clara County dentists are finally returning to practice. But, re-opening isn’t as easy as turning on the lights and unlocking the doors. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. As the world continues to change and adapt, dentistry must adapt […]

VIDEO – Legislative Listening Night

As part of our Town Hall series of webinars, we assembled state and local legislators to listen and respond to members’ questions and concerns.

Some Dentists Must Report PPE Inventory

An order by the SCC Public Health Department requires everyone to report PPE inventories if their quantities meet or exceed certain amounts.

Beware of Scams and Fraud Schemes

The FBI is warning the public about fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs by the US Small Business Administration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practice Interruption

Can I Resume Normal Operation?

As of 5/26/2020, per county order, Santa Clara County dentists may return to business providing they can follow the most recent CDC guidance updated on May 19.

Donate unused PPE

Donate Unused PPE from Your Practice

Learn how you can donate your new unused personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and gowns to benefit health care workers serving COVID-19 patients.

March General Membership Meeting Cancelled

ALL OTHER EVENTS STILL SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE AS NORMAL Dear SCCDS members: Considering the advisory notice below sent out by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our March 12 general membership meeting at Villa Ragusa […]

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 […]

leadership update

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 […]

leadership update

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 […]

member directory

Your Membership Directory is Changing

Starting in 2019, the printed version of the Member Directory will be distributed by request only. You can pre-order your printed copy using the following form or by contacting our office at 408.289.1480. Pre-orders must be submitted before March 31, 2019. Did you know that […]

Digital Dentistry

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 […]

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

According to, 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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