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Winter 2018 issue of SmileLine

The Winter 2018 issue of the Monterey Bay Dental Society's SmileLine newsletter is now available. This issue from editor Carl Sackett, DDS, focuses on "Honoring Our Veterans."

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New Job Board!

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Have a job opening or looking for a temp? Join MBDS's new member resource Swiss Monkey, and you’ll get access to an exclusive and growing dental network where you can share unlimited jobs, post temp positions and connect with dental professionals, from specialists to assistants. Members also have access to other staffing services such as personalized recruiting services. Click HERE to get started with Swiss Monkey.


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The Monterey Bay Dental Society is on Facebook. Click HERE to follow us!


Get It Done Day!

Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene presents: Get It Done Day! One of the challenges all dental professionals face is getting required courses done for license renewal. This innovative day brings all the required courses together in one place on one day. This course supports the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program. Click HERE to learn more.



News from CDA

Posted August 14, 2018

Proposition 65 notice takes effect August 31

Delta has mailed settlement notices to eligible Premier providers

Delta Dental increasing quality assessment audits

State budget allocates $210 million from tobacco tax to Denti-Cal providers
$30 million also included for student loan repayment grants

CDA, CMA file soda tax ballot measure for 2020

New TDIC seminar addresses nerve injury risks

New FDA web page addresses infection control in dental unit waterlines

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Delta Dental settlement info online

Dentists seeking information regarding CDA’s amended settlement agreement with Delta Dental can find all related information posted at DeltaDentalofCaliforniaSettlement.com.

Under the settlement agreement, Delta Dental must pay $65 million to Premier Providers whose rates were impacted by an inflationary guard. Not every Premier Provider had his or her fees reduced by this procedure, but those who did will receive some proportionate reimbursement.

A hearing on final approval of the agreement is scheduled for late April in the San Francisco Superior Court.


Help CDA/ADA grow organized dentistry

Bring in a new member, get $200. Refer a new member to organized dentistry and receive
double the rewards!


Request your set of required posters

Monterey Bay Dental Society, in partnership with CDA, will again be providing free updated required poster sets to members. To request your poster set, please visit cda.org/posterset, to provide your name and ADA number for verification. If you have any qestions regardig the poster sets, please call CDA Member Services at 800-232-7645.


One phone number for insurance

TDIC and TDIC Insurance Solutions have consolidated their phone numbers to a single line: 800-733-0633. This change will enable policyholders to meet all their insurance needs with just one phone number that will reach both the insurance company and the insurance brokerage. Please update your records.

Our Next CE!

Friday, February 8

Jose Luiz Ruiz, DDS

Implementing Occlusion into Everyday Dentistry



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