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 […]
Take a look at our latest video to learn how SCCDS members are making your safety their first priority as you return to the dentist.
Download and customize this slideshow presentation and review it with your team and be ready to reopen your practice while protecting your staff and patients.
As part of our Town Hall series of webinars, we assembled state and local legislators to listen and respond to members’ questions and concerns.
In an effort to help dentists continue the conversation and stay connected, SCCDS is pleased to announce the SCCDS COVID-19 Crisis Collaborative using Slack.
Be prepared for reopening by learning everything you can about the new world of PPE and infection control.
SCCDS has assembled a variety of state legislators to listen and respond to members’ questions and concerns.
SCCDF is supporting the Feed the Need program which provides meals for our tireless and dedicated hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All three of our informative Town Hall webinars have been recorded so you can view them at your convenience.
Dr. Jeremy Ueno provides perspective and insight for dentists wondering what they should be doing while they’re stuck at home.
Dr. Robert Shorey combines current facts and statistics to speculate on how the pandemic will change our lives and practices in the future.
An order by the SCC Public Health Department requires everyone to report PPE inventories if their quantities meet or exceed certain amounts.
The California Employers’ Association is offering two free webinars designed to help employers understand their options and obligations regarding employees.
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.
You don’t have to miss out on continuing education while you’re stuck inside! Thanks to Zoom video conferencing software, we are still able to provide many of our courses online!
The SCCDS new COVID-19 Task Force has compiled a growing list of resources to help you, your employees and your practice survive financially during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
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 […]
2019 was another stellar year for the Santa Clara County Dental Society. Well-known as one of the most active components in California, our members actively contributed to our success by attending CE programs and social events, volunteering for committees to manage the Society’s work and […]
A picture is worth a thousand words. A good, clear digital photo can be instantly shared with your patients to communicate what you have seen and why you are recommending treatment. A photo can also help get faster reimbursement from insurance companies. This course will […]
In the September 2019 feature article from “The Cutting Edge” Susan L. Quan, MBA, MPH, RDH provides a call to action for dentists to take a role in educating their patients and themselves about nutrition.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Installation of Niloofar Zarkesh, DDS, MS as 2019 President of the Dental Society (Photo Gallery)
On Saturday, January 12, the Santa Clara County Dental Society warmly welcomed its President for 2019, Dr. Niloofar Zarkesh . The event was attended by her many of her family and friends, some of whom traveled from overseas to share the evening with her. Guests […]
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 […]
You get what you negotiate! By: Dale Willerton, Founder and CEO and Jeff Grandfield, Professional Commercial Lease Consultant with The Lease Coach, Inc. For many dentists, negotiating a good practice lease or lease renewal against an experienced agent or landlord can be a challenge. While […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By John Pisacane, DMD Last year I returned to Boston to celebrate my 30th reunion at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After a GPR year in New York City, I came to San Jose in 1987 and worked as an associate dentist. Less than […]
By Daniel Webster, Vice President at US Bank Achieving greater financial success is life changing. There are a myriad of economic benefits, both professionally and personally. The first step is planning. In today’s changing economic environment, financial planning is as relevant as ever before. This […]
by Shakalpi Pendurkar, DDS, MPH, chair, Collaborative for Advancing Oral Health in Santa Clara County and member, Santa Clara County Dental Society Board of Directors Sometimes, it is important that we step out of our comfort zones and move forward to achieve what we may […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]