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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]