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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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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 […]

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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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Negotiating a Good Lease

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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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, 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 […]

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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 […]


The Solo Practice: Past, Present, & Future

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 […]

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Brighten Your Future

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 […]

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Advocacy, Access and Prevention

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 […]

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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 […]