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Filling You In...

The Official Publication of the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

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Member Resources SGVDS PRESIDENT Scott R. Adishian, D.D.S.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

by Rodney Stine,

President of OSHA Review, Inc.

The following services demonstrate

the power of organized

dentistry through your

professional organizations.

LOCAL

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

(SGVDS)

Striving always to provide

Scott R. Adishian, D.D.S. information and assistance by

keeping you current with:

● Updates of Regulatory Issues

● Laws & Required Posters

● Employment Services/Referrals/Classifieds/ Job postings

● New Patient Referrals

● Local Continuing Education

What to Expect When You

are Inspected by Cal/OSHA

Cal/OSHA, also referred to as DOSH, is California’s occupational

safety and health enforcement agency, covering nearly all

employees in the state, except federal employees who fall under

the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. Cal/OSHA conducts workplace

inspections to determine whether employers are complying with

Cal/OSHA requirements. In the dental industry, most Cal/OSHA

inspections are triggered by complaints, most often made by

disgruntled employees who feel that their overall concerns at work

have not been adequately addressed.

Initial Contact

When a Cal/OSHA inspector makes initial contact at a dental office,

he will request permission from the employer to conduct an

inspection. You will not receive advance notice of the inspection.

If you are busy with a patient when the inspector arrives, you can

request that the inspector wait or return at a more convenient time.

However, an inspector can refuse this request and demand to see

the office immediately.

Important: Be sure to check the inspector’s credentials and request

a DOSH business card from the inspector. Prior to the inspection,

● New Dentist Professional Resources

● Publications and Web Site Access

www.sgvds.org

● Legislative Advocacy

● Patient/Dentist Arbitration

● Committee Activities/Community Outreach

SGVDS: 626-285-1174

STATE

California Dental Association (CDA) . . . Moving Forward

Together

Created by dentists for dentists, the California Dental

Association (CDA) has empowered dental professionals through

policy, advocacy, innovation and education since 1870. The

Continued on page 3

the inspector should immediately identify himself by showing the

State of California photo identification card and DOSH business

card.

Opening Conference

The inspector will begin by explaining the reason for and scope of

the inspection to the employer, and will then request required

documentation and records - permits, registrations, proof of

workers’ compensation coverage, required posters, training records,

employee exposure records, required plans - Injury and Illness

Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control, Hazard

Communication, MSDS binder, inventory list of hazardous

chemicals, hepatitis B vaccination records, exposure incident

documentation (if applicable), sharps injury log, etc.

If the inspection is the result of an imminent hazard, the inspector

will immediately ask to be taken to the imminent hazard.

The scope of the inspection can range from a partial inspection,

which is limited in scope, to a comprehensive one, which

encompasses the entire worksite. In dentistry, partial inspections

are generally conducted based on compliance with the Bloodborne

Pathogens Standard - Title 8 CCR Section 5193.

Continued on page 4

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President’s Message

Continued

CONTENTS

CDA’s growing membership is dedicated

● Legal Information

President’s Message

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to supporting the future of dentistry. As a

CDA member, you will enjoy benefits that

are among the best and most

comprehensive of any professional.

● Scientific Sessions/Online Continuing

Education

● TDIC (The Dentists Insurance

Company) Exclusive practice-based

● Legislative Advocacy

● ADA Annual CE Sessions

● Electronic Claims Processing

● Premier Publications/Dental Library

Journals and copyright issues

● HIPPA FAQ’S & Hotline

● OSHA Regulatory Compliance

Manual

What to Expect When You

are Inspected by Cal/OSHA

It Could Happen to YOU

Tax Corner

A Guided Tour Through Your

Employee Handbook

Gifts for Patients

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products and services from CDA-

ADA: 800-621-8099


Employing Summer Help

9

Sponsored Companies

● Regulatory Compliance Mannual

Give Kids a Smile

11

● Third Party Payer Assistance

In the Spotlight

15

● Legislative Lobbying/Advocacy

● Patient/Dentist Arbitration

● New Dentist Resources

● Dental Buying Guide

● On-line Information on Laws &

Regulations

● Publications and Web Site Access

www.cda.org

CDA: 800-232-7645

NATIONAL

American Dental Association (ADA)

It Could Happen

to YOU

We need to prepare for the

unexpected! Our Society is compiling

reference files for all its members so

we can best assist you (or your family

members) care for your patients in the

event you have an unexpected

(personal) emergency. Please make

the call to our executive director at

(626) 285-1174 or send her an email,

director@sgvds.org. and let her know

which of your colleagues you would

want contacted in order to provide

short-term pro bono dental care to

your patients.

Important News Bits

Calendar

Member Network

Member News

Frequently Called Numbers

New Members —Updates

& More

Dental Assistants Society

Hygienist Society

September CE

October CE

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BC

BC

The ADA is the professional association

of dentists committed to the public’s oral

health, ethics, science and professional

advancement.

Provides access to:

● Practice Management Resources

● Insurance and Retirement Plans

● Web Resources

www.ada.org

● Financial Services

The Society will help you build your

support “team” that you, too, will

support, if need be. Preparing in

advance can make all the difference

in the world. If you would like to

discuss this “Mutual Office

Coverage,” also known as “MOC,”

with our president-elect, Dr. Michael

Tanaka, who is head of the

Committee, please feel free to contact

him at (626) 331-3354. Forms to get

you started in your emergency

coverage arrangements are available

at the Society office. Please do not

delay!

MISSION STATEMENT

The San Gabriel Valley

Dental Society

Is dedicated to the

Promotion, Support and

Advancement of our

Member Dentists.

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Empowerment Zone Employment Credit

TAX CORNER

Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1396 allows credit to businesses who are located in a

federally designated Empowerment Zone and who hire residents of that zone.

The Empowerment Zone Employment (EZE) credit is designed to encourage

businesses to invest in these distressed areas. It is part of the general business credit

and can be used to offset a portion of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

1. Empowerment zones

There are seventy empowerment zones in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Housing and

Urban Development (H.U.D.) determines the urban areas such as the city and county of Los

Angeles, the city of Santa Ana, . . . The U.S. Department of Agriculture determines rural

areas such as the Desert Communities, CA (part of Riverside County) . . .

Address locator can be found at www.hud.gov/crlocator or by calling 1-800-998-9999

2. Empowerment zone employment credit

The EZE credit is 20% of the qualified zone wages (cannot not be more than $15,000 for

each employee) paid or incurred during a calendar year up to $3,000 yearly per EZE resident

employed. The EZE designations will remain in effect until the end of 2009.

3. Qualified zone employees

A full-time and part-time qualified zone employee is any employee who meets both of the

following tests.

a. The employee performs substantially all of his or her services for the business within an

empowerment zone and in its trade or business.

b. While performing those services, the employee’s main home is within that empowerment

zone.

TAX • FINANCIAL ADVISORY • VALUATION

CUONG LE, CPA

(310) 450-5708

le@lecpa1.com

2020 Pico Blvd., Suite C

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Success Through Diligence

(Information on nonqualified zone employees will be printed in our fall 2008 Filling You In.)

Cuong Le, CPA, EA, CSA is a practitioner located in Santa Monica providing tax, financial advisory and practice valuation to healthcare professionals

(especially dentists), a select number of nonprofit organizations and the entertainment community. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the Greater

West LA Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Transformation Art Therapy.

What to Expect When You are Inspected by Cal/OSHA

Continued from page 2

The Walkaround

The inspector will conduct a walkaround to check work areas for

safety and health violations, gathering physical evidence and

examining required records. Such activities include observing

safety and health practices, talking with employees or conducting

formal interviews, taking photographs, and testing air and noise

levels. Make sure an office representative accompanies the

inspector at all times during the inspection.

During the walkaround, each complaint item will be evaluated to

determine if the alleged hazard exists. Make sure safety policies

and procedures are well documented, as Cal/OSHA personnel keep

track of an employer’s good faith effort to comply with Cal/OSHA

regulations. Additionally, it is to the employer’s benefit to be

helpful, courteous, and responsive throughout the walkaround.

However, when answering direct questions, take care not to

volunteer too much information, as “anything you say can be used

against you”.

Closing Conference

A closing conference is held to discuss any alleged violations

observed and requirements for abatement, the proposed penalties

for each citation, the possibility of a follow-up inspection, the

employer’s rights to appeal, and the employer’s responsibility to

post citations in the workplace.

Proof of violations abatement must be submitted to Cal/OSHA

within no more than 30 days for general violations and seven days

for serious violations.

After the Inspection

Following the inspection, employers have ten days to request an

informal conference with Cal/OSHA, during which employers can

request extensions on abatement dates, present evidence contesting

a citation, or express concerns that the proposed penalties are

inappropriate.

Penalties can range up to $70,000 per violation. A willful violation

that causes death or permanent damage or prolonged impairment

of an employee can result in, upon conviction, a fine of up to

$250,000 or imprisonment up to three years, or both.

Upon receipt of the citation(s), an employer has only 15 working

days to file a written appeal with the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board.

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Continued from page 4

CAL/OSHA Inspection Tips

The best way to prepare for a Cal/OSHA visit is to have a strong, sound

safety program in place that includes safety orientation training for all

new employees, ongoing safety training, internal inspections of office

areas and processes, effective recordkeeping, and the active involvement

of employees.

The information provided below is intended for general information

purposes only, and is recommended as a tool to assess inspection readiness.

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this

information, we are not responsible for any errors and omissions, or any

agency’s interpretations, applications and changes of regulations described

herein. It is not a substitute for review of the applicable California

regulations and standards, and should not be construed as legal advice.

Before the Inspection

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Post the following documents in the office:

1. Required Workplace Posters (including the two Cal/OSHA posters

- Safety and Health Protection on the Job and Access to Medical and

Exposure Records).

Location: In an area where employees may easily read the posters

2. (Chemiclave users only) - Completed “Carcinogen Report of Use”

form documenting formaldehyde usage. This form is provided by

Cal/OSHA and is available to OSHA Review clients at our web site –

www.oshareview.com.

Location: Where formaldehyde is used in the office

Keep the following documents current, organized, and readily

accessible:

1. Permits and registrations (i.e. air compressor permit for

compressors 1.5 ft 3 in volume or larger, or when safety valve is set

greater than 150 psi). 1

2. Proof of workers’ compensation coverage

3. Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) written plan

4. Hazard Communication written plan

5. Material safety data sheets (MSDSs) for all hazardous chemicals

used in office

6. Inventory list of hazardous chemicals used in office

7. Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control written plan

8. Medical records for each employee with potential occupational

exposure to bloodborne pathogens, to include:

Hepatitis B vaccination disclosure, verification, and declination

documentation for each employee.

Bloodborne pathogens exposure incident documentation

9. Sharps injury log

10. Documentation of safety sharps evaluation

11. Sterilizer biological monitoring records (if you have and use a

sterilizer)

12. Employee exposure records to toxic or physical hazards

(chemical, radiation, or noise monitoring records)

13. Employee training records

Have an internal inspection program in place to identify hazards to

be corrected.

During the Inspection

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Designate who will represent the employer during the walkaround,

either the employer or employer’s representative. The representative

should accompany the inspector at all times and be the same person

throughout the inspection.

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Be prepared to verify an inspector’s credentials with the nearest Cal/

OSHA office. Do not refuse to meet with a Cal/OSHA inspector

whose credentials you have verified. However, do not admit anyone

whose credentials cannot be verified by Cal/OSHA.

Use the opening conference to confirm the reason for the visit, the

scope of the inspection, and the standards that apply to the particular

dental workplace.

Cal/OSHA personnel will determine the route and duration of the

walkaround. Never leave the inspector alone in the office.

Do not volunteer information. What you say can and will be used

against you. Do not supply more information than is requested or

information that is outside the scope of the inspection.

Never give estimates if you do not have accurate information. You

may be providing false information, which is a criminal offense.

Don’t be confrontational or too friendly with the inspector(s). They

are there to perform their job.

An inspector may take photographs, tape or video recordings,

instrument readings, air samples, and/or other measurements. The

employer should take duplicate photos, recordings, and samples, if

possible.

If an inspector identifies possible violations during an inspection,

solicit suggestions for correcting them. If a problem can be corrected

immediately, do so. The inspector may still issue a citation, but

immediate abatement demonstrates good faith and may lower the

penalty that would otherwise be assessed for the violation. Also,

keep in mind that if you agree to correct an alleged violation, it will

be difficult to change your position if you find your original

commitment is overly expensive or impossible to complete within

the given time frame.

Do not interfere with the inspector’s walkaround or prevent

employees from speaking with Cal/OSHA personnel during an

inspection.

Prior to the closing conference, review your notes and measurements

for accuracy and completeness. Include such information as who

said what, the inspector’s name, date, times, measuring techniques,

equipment used, calibration information, and who was present.

Use the closing conference to ask additional questions and/or present

evidence (i.e. records) that may help demonstrate a good faith effort

to comply with the applicable regulations. Do not agree verbally

that they are violations, for you may be held liable by your response.

Note the citations that are discussed, making sure you understand

them and which regulations apply.

After the Inspection

o If you receive a citation or other correspondence from Cal/OSHA,

keep track of time periods carefully, and respond promptly. Schedule

an informal conference. In most cases, resolution of violations at

the informal conference often results in significant discounts in fines.

o Remember - you have 15 working days following receipt of the

citation(s) to file an appeal with the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board.

o Do not attempt to retaliate against an employee who may have filed

a Cal/OSHA complaint. It is best not to even try and determine which

employee filed the complaint. If you are taking disciplinary action

against an employee unrelated to the Cal/OSHA inspection, contact

your employment attorney about what actions may constitute

retaliation.

(Endnotes)

1

Note that some registrations and permits that may be required in a dental

office do not fall under Cal/OSHA’s jurisdiction, but other California

agencies. For example, medical waste generators need to register with

the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) or a local county

agency, and hazardous waste generators must apply for an EPA

Identification Number through the California Department of Toxic

Substances Control (DTSC).

Rodney Stine is the president of OSHA Review, Inc., which provides the

Spore Check System, a weekly spore testing service endorsed by CDA,

and SUV Disinfectant, an effective surface disinfectant and cleaner. OSHA

Review, Inc. also publishes OSHA Review, a bimonthly continuing

education subscription service for California dentists. For information

about Spore Check, SUV, or OSHA Review, call toll free 800-555-6248.

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Human Resources

A Guided Tour Through Policies and

Your Customized Employee Handbook

She discussed the purpose of the handbook and then went on to

discuss employee classifications and the policy against harassment.

Hours and pay, salary and merit reviews along with work hours

and schedules were talked about with benefits and leaves of absence

and eligibility for paid time off. Another topic was employee

responsibilities. On the job issues discussed were an open door

policy, job evaluation, illness and injury and the environmental

workplace.

Mari Bradford

CEA Presentation Review

On Wednesday, May 22, 2008 at Almansor Court, SGVDS

was pleased to host Mari Bradford from California

Employers Association (CEA) as she presented “Human

Resources–A Guided Tour Through Policies and Your Customized

Employee Handbook.”

Mari is our Human Resource Hotline Manager located in CEA’s

Sacramento office. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Organization Communications from CSU Sacramento and her PHR

from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. Before

joining CEA, Mari spent the last ten years working as a HR Manager

for a major contract manufacturing company and a Fortune 500

software development company.

The seminar highlights included the purpose and function of an

employee handbook.

This handbook can help you determine what your

obligations and responsibilities are as an employer,

what reasonable accommodations employers are

expected to make for their employees, and how the

employee is expected to make his or her finest efforts

while working in the dental office.

The comments on the presentation were very positive. Attendees

stated that it was great, informative, and very usable informationeveryone

will benefit. Mari was wonderful and absolutely

outstanding as a speaker. We will be sure to get her back in 2009 to

update all anticipated changes we will have to endure. ▲

Human Resources—

Your Customized Employee

Handbook CD—

Non dues revenue opportunity for

the SGVDS.

As part of the HR hotline contract

between SGVDS and the California

Employers Association (CEA), the CEA

has created a sample employee

handbook CD for SGVDS to sell to its

members. It is easy to read and the

California Employers Association stands

behind it!

Members may purchase their Handbook

CD for $100 from the SGVDS Society

office. Call 626-285-1174 for further

information.

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Ethics Committee

Gifts for Patients . . .

What Is & Is Not Allowed!

by Roya Main, Judicial Council-CDA

Carl Hillendahl, DDS, Ethics Committee Chair

In all that you do to help grow your practice and build strong

and lasting relationships with your patients, you may be

considering providing your patients with gifts to thank them

for their patronage. Before deciding what and to whom the gifts

should be given, it is important to understand some of the limitations

imposed by the Dental Board of California’s Dental Practice Act.

As a provider, you are not prohibited from giving gifts to your

patients and most of you probably routinely provide free

toothbrushes, floss and other small tokens to your patients when

they visit. Not only do these types

of gifts encourage good oral

health, but are surely very much

appreciated by your patients.

The types of gifts that are

expressly prohibited by state law

are those that are given to

encourage, induce or reward

referrals. Business and Professions

Code section 650 states in part:

“the offer, delivery,

receipt, or acceptance by any

person licensed under this division

. . . of any rebate, refund,

commission, preference, patronage dividend, discount, or other

consideration, whether in the form of money or otherwise, as

compensation or inducement for referring patients, clients, or

customers to any person is . . . unlawful.”

The types of gifts that are

expressly prohibited by state

law are those that are given to

encourage, induce or reward

referrals.

So, as a provider, not only are you prohibited from giving your

patients or other providers gifts in exchange for referrals, but you

are also not permitted to accept such a gift from a colleague. This

includes anything of monetary value like gift certificates, flowers,

a credit on a patient’s account or a discount toward future services.

What about birthdays, holidays and other occasions when you may

want to send your patients and colleagues a gift? A dentist may

send gifts to patients and/or colleagues as long as the gifts are

completely unrelated to patient referrals.

Given these restrictions, how can

an office thank a patient for

referring a friend of family

member? The first thing to keep

in mind is that a patient will refer

other patients to your office if they

are happy with the quality of care

they are receiving and feel well

cared for by you and your office

staff. Beyond providing great

service, a handwritten thank you

card or call to a patient to thank

them for a referral will go a long

way in showing your appreciation.

For additional information on this or any other ethical issues, or

for a hard copy of the CDA Code of Ethics, please contact

Roya Main at (916) 554-4974.

Reminder to SGVDS Members:

Just a reminder that the SGVDS Emergency

number is there mostly to provide emergency

coverage for patients without a dentist of record in

the area.

You are obligated to make arrangements to

provide emergency coverage when you are on

vacation or out of the office. Your answering

device may list the numbers of those with whom

you have previously arranged coverage, or your

service may make the referral to those offices.

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The Employer’s Update

When Employing Summer Help,

Make Sure You Know the Rules

QThe school year is ending and

loads of students are beginning

to flood the labor market. When

hiring minors, what federal restrictions

do employers need to be aware of?

AThe Fair Labor Standards Act

(FLSA) makes it unlawful to

employ children who are younger

than the minimum ages prescribed by the

statute and its regulations. While various

exceptions exist, the FLSA generally

imposes the following restrictions on the

nonagricultural employment of minors:

CHILDREN AGED

16 AND 17

Children under the age of 18 cannot be

employed in occupations found to be

“hazardous” by the Department of Labor.

Included are mining, excavation and roofing

jobs—among others. There are limited

exceptions to this rule for apprentices,

student learners and trainees.

CHILDREN AGED

14 AND 15

In addition to the “hazardous” restriction

mentioned above, children under 16 are

further limited in the types of occupations

in which they can work. For example,

employment in occupations involving the

manufacturing, mining or processing of

goods is prohibited.

Certain hours requirements must also be

complied with:

● Employment must take place outside of

school hours, except for children enrolled

in work training programs.

● No more than three hours may be worked

on a school day, or eight hours on a nonschool

day.

● No more than 18 hours per week may be

worked when school is in session, or 40

hours per week in other weeks.

● All work must be performed between the

hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except during

the summer, when children may work until

9 p.m.

CHILDREN

UNDER 14

In general, nonagricultural employment of

children under the age of 14 is unlawful,

except when they work as actors or news

carriers, or exclusively for their parents.

State laws. An employer that is subject to

the child labor provisions of the FLSA and

state law(s) should follow the stricter labor

standards.

Source: Fair Labor Standard Act, Secs. 3(l),

12 and 13(c), and its regulations.

For more on California’s child labor laws

refer to the following websites.

http://www.employers.org/resources/

governmentResources.asp

http://www.employers.org

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®

ADA National Campaign

As you may know, the concept of the American Dental Association

(ADA’s) National Campaign is to raise public awareness of what

the U.S. Surgeon General has termed a “silent epidemic” of dental

disease and to encourage parents, politicians and people who care

about children to address this issue in their communities. The

seriousness surrounding oral health is finally being realized; i.e.,

quoted from the LA Times Health Section/April 2007 Issue—

“Heart disease, diabetes, stokes and other conditions may be linked

to oral health. Physicians and insurers are taking notice.”

The concept for this program first started in February of 2002 by a

group of dentists as a two day awareness event. Thanks to the

ADA, this campaign has now become a nationwide umbrella for

all of the states to come under one name. In just five years, Give

Kids A Smile ® became the ADA’s signature charitable event,

involving nearly 10% of the ADA’s members and touching close

to one million underserved children.

duplicating each volunteer to form numerous “teams” in

order to reach all the first graders in our community that

come from low-income families.

In 2007, with the help of 66 volunteers, we screened 6,571 children

from 69 schools within the San Gabriel Valley.

A dental assisting

student from the

Citrus College

Dental Assisting

School showing

children how to

brush.

Dental Associations and Societies within the nation are encouraged

by the ADA each year to come up with their own goals, ideas and

strategies to support this ongoing program.

In 2003, our Society members conducted dental oral health

assessments of children most needing urgent dental care at

several schools within San Gabriel Valley. Over 100 children

were offered the opportunity to receive free dental treatment

from volunteer members. However, only 15 children were

able to get to the dentist’s offices for treatment.

In 2004, 40 members of our Society gathered together on the 2 nd

Saturday in February at two centers stationed in Pasadena and

in La Puente. Less than 100 children visited both locations to

receive free dental assessments, oral health care education and

free product.

In 2005, the decision was made by our Community Health

Committee and our five Area Zone Directors to “go to the

children” rather than have the children come to us! Beginning

on a small scale with this new approach, 550 children received

assessments from 37 member volunteers that year.

In 2006, volunteers from the SGVDS, the Chinese American Dental

Association and the SGV Foundation for Dental Health joined

forces. After evaluating the needs of 250 public schools within

San Gabriel Valley, 41 volunteers screened, educated and

provided referral information and goodie bags to 3,000 first

grade children from low-income families, representing 43

schools in the community. Our Society’s vision was

established at this point: To expand on the organizational

strategies set forth by this year’s team of area directors,

Photo taken at Orangewood Elementary School, West

Covina. Left Front: Dr. Mike Tanaka, Dr. Saeda Basta, Maria

Matza RN. (West Covina School District), Jan Anderson

(Kiwanis), Carol Scanlan (Kiwanis). Left Back: Dr. David

Alfaro, Lea Steuve (West Covina School District), Harry

Anderson (Kiwanis)

Dr. Patricia

Donnelly is doing

the examination.

Her chairside

assistant is the

recorder.

Continued on page 12

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®

In 2008 we provided oral health assesments for 9,143

children within the San Gabriel Valley

Zone 1 – Headed by Drs. John Khalaf, Zone 1 Director and

Dr. Ashish Vashi

Zone 1 covers the cities of: Altadena, Pasadena, San

Marino and South Pasadena.

15 Member volunteers with the assistance from

“Healthy Families” in Pasadena, screened 1,528

children at 20 schools. Member Volunteers were Drs.

Rabidi, Al Malouf, Michael Ly, John Khalaf,

Michael Yung, Iris Paiso, Kathleen Lucas, Ashish

Vashi, Leslie Carpenter and Tina Siu.

Zone 2 – Headed by Dr. Irvin Kaw, Zone 2 Director

Zone 2 covers the cities of: Alhambra, E. Los Angeles,

El Sereno, Montebello, Monterey Park and Pico Rivera.

The number of children screened in the Garvey District

this year was 654. There were 239 with visible decay,

and 123 who needed urgent care. Assisting our

volunteer dentists were nurse practitioners,

coordinators and administrative assistants.

Members who volunteered their time and talents were

Drs. Lester Rodriguez, Jieru Pan, Melvin Kum,

(Member of SFVDS), Keun Lee, (Member of

OCDS), Steve Placideo, Kyaw Moe, Augn Myo

Thant, Khin Aye Si, (Member of TCDS), Marh

Moya, Kyle Wong, Tran and Teresa Lau.

Zone 3 – Headed by Dr. Vickie Greenberg, Chair,

Community Health Committee

The cities comprising this zone are: Hacienda Heights,

Industry, La Puente, Rowland Heights, Valinda and

Whittier. Out of a total of 3,962 assessments, 370

children were screened at the Bassett School District

with supervising dentist, Dr. Allison Sung and Judy

Mason, Head Nurse in charge. 2,171 children from the

Rowland Heights School District received screenings

under the supervision of Dr. Lester Lim and Cindy Rose

Escamilla. Of the 3,962 health assessments, 1,212 were

provided Kinder age children and 959 other grades. In

addition, 1,421 children were screened in the area

schools served by the SGV Foundation for Dental

Health Clinic. The assessments in this zone were

provided by Drs. Siu, Rick Garcia, Duong, Baek,

Beeman, Duong, Hsu, Baek, Rubin, Pak, Sudick,

Bahn, Debora and Duong.

Dr. Repel Apo of

West Covina is

doing the dental

exam. A dental

assisting student

from the Citrus

College Dental

Assisting School

is the recorder.

Dr. Bruce Schutte of Covina is doing the examination. Dr.

Elton Chatfield of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is

doing the recording.

Dr. Saeda Basta

is the examiner.

Mrs. Jan

Anderson of the

Kiwanis Club of

Covina South

Hills is doing the

recording.

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Zone 4 – Headed by Dr. Donna Arase, Zone 4 Director

The cities comprising this zone are: Arcadia, Bradbury,

Duarte, El Monte Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel,

Sierra Madre, South El Monte and Temple City. The

Society members who screened 1,251 children in this

zone were Drs. Lata Beri, Leshin Chen, Eddie So,

Donna Arase, Sally Esquivel, Sumalee Sanguasak,

Eugh Shibasaki, Kanoknuch Shiflett, Roger Joe,

Mark Wong, Dennis De Mesa and Elizabeth Lopez,

RDH.

Zone 5 – Headed by Drs. Saeda Basta and Michael Tanaka

The cities comprising this zone are: Azusa, Baldwin

Park, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale and West

Covina.Volunteers who comprised of SGVDS dentists,

health services nurses and staff of 3 school districts, DA

students from Citrus College DA Program and members

of the South Hills Kiwanis Club conducted oral health

assessments for a total of 1,748 children over an 11 day

period in the months of February and March. Oral

health education was also provided the children. In 26

schools within 3 school districts, of the 1,147 Kinders

screened, 395 had visible caries, and 162 were deemed

urgent. Of the 601 Third Graders screened, 232 had

visible caries, and 115 were deemed urgent.

Participating Member Volunteers were Drs. Garibaldi,

Smith, Fujioka, Esquivel, Maldonado, Apo. Alfaro,

Payne, Shiflett, Donnelly, Wong and Hsieh, Bruce

Schutte, Ron Fujioka, Rick Cohrs, Kiran Trivedi

and Dr. Rabadi.

Dr. George Hsieh is the examiner. Mrs. Carol Scanlan of the

Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the recording.

Dr. Vance Okamoto is the examiner. Mrs. Margaret Chatfield

of the Kiwanis Club of Covina South Hills is doing the

recording

Toothbrush demonstration. Continued on page 14

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®

Continued from page 13

Results of GKAS 2008

Our Screening Team was comprised of twenty San Gabriel Valley Dental Society dentists, the health services nurses and staff of our

three school districts, ten dental assisting students from the Citrus College Dental Assisting Program, and nine members of the South

Hills Kiwanis Club.

The Screenings were performed over a eleven-day period in the months of February and March.

This year a special effort was made to have one of our dental assistant students or adult helpers talk to the children on how to brush their

teeth correctly and how to make good snack food choices.

These are Covina Valley’s screening results for its twelve schools for 2008, 2007 and 2006.

2008 Total Kinders 812 No. Screened 486 (60%) Visible Caries 170 (35%) Urgent Recommended 59 (12%)

2007 Total Kinders 812 No. Screened 693 (85%) Visible Caries 134 (19%) Urgent Recommended 49 (7%)

2006 Total Kinders 812 No. Screened 83 (10%) Visible Caries 27 (33%) Urgent Recommended 8 (10%)

(Two of 12 schools participated)

2008 Total 3 rd Graders 681 No. Screened 601 (88%) Visible Caries 232 (38%) Urgent Recommended 115 (20%)

These are Charter Oak’s screening results for its five schools for 2008, 2007, and 2006.

2008 Total Kinders 350 No. Screened 143 (41%) Visible Caries 37 (26%) Urgent Recommended 15 (10%)

2007 Total Kinders 350 No. Screened 244 (70%) Visible Caries 65 (27%) Urgent Recommended 25 (10%)

2006 Total Kinders 350 No. Screened 136 (39%) Visible Caries 18 (13%) Urgent Recommended 8 (6%)

These are West Covina’s screening results for its nine schools for 2008 and 2007.

2008 Total Kinders 664 No. Screened 518 (78%) Visible Caries 188 (36%) Urgent Recommended 88 (17%)

(Eight of nine schools participated)

2007 Total Kinders 664 No. Screened 656 (98%) Visible Caries 163 (25%) Urgent Recommended 22 (3%)

In conclusion, for 2008 there were 1,748 children who participated in the dental screenings within these three school districts.

Compared to 2007, there were 148 more students who had screening this year, even though one school did not participate. Third

graders were screened for the first time in our GKAS Campaign. They represented 34% (601/1748) of our population. ▲

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GENERAL MEETINGS

In the Spotlight

Mike Mulvehill Assumes Co-Chair of

Division IV “Primary Oral Health Care”

Dear Trojan Dental Community:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mike Mulvehill will

assume the leadership position of Co-Chair along with Casey

Chen for Division IV “Primary Oral Health Care” effective July

1st 2008. Mike brings to this position a number of enormous

strengths and substantial experience and I am delighted that he

will work closely with Casey to advance our education, research,

patient and community health as well as leadership programs in

the School of Dentistry. Mike will work closely with all of our

seven Divisions as well as with Sig Abelson who is our new

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Mahvash Navazesh

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and our other Associate

Deans.

“Dr. Mike” has been on the full-time faculty for almost two

decades. He has held many positions; most recently, Associate

Dean for Clinic Affairs. Beyond his dental education and

subsequent residency training, he also more recently earned his

MBA degree from the Marshall School of Business. Over the last

few years he has developed and enhanced many aspects of our

education and clinical programs that have resulted in many

improvements and efficiencies.

Please join me in welcoming Mike Mulvehill!

Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S.

Dean

School of Dentistry

University of Southern California

Thank you to Ron Robin for this information. Dr. Mulvehill is a

Faculty member of San Gabriel Valley Dental Society and joined

in 1976. His wife, Suzanne Coulter, D.D.S., is also a member of

SGVDS.

New Dentist Conference Held

in New Orleans

Recently, I attended the ADA 22nd annual “New Dentist

Conference: Jazzed in New Orleans.” It was a well-attended

conference. The program combined both CND (Committee on the

New Dentist) leadership development and continuing education

opportunities. The ADA Board of Trustees, along with ADA

President Mark Feldman, addressed those active in CND on a state

or national level. He introduced the current Board and held an open

forum question and answer period, giving the group opportunity

to discuss current and relevant issues effecting today’s new dentist.

Student loan debt, the attrition of faculty in our dental schools, and

adult access to dental care were some of the issues addressed by

the board. The group also listened to success stories from our

colleagues around the country who have been able to draw many

new dentists into membership as well as local and state

involvement.

California was well represented by several CND committee

members (dentists and non-dental administrative staff). Our

California representatives were able to go out on the town with Dr.

Russ Webb, former CDA President, who now sits on the Board of

Trustees.

If you would like to know more about the “New Dentist

Conference,” please call or email me. If you would like to know

more about the Committee on the New Dentist, I would love to

talk to you and see how you might become involved in addressing

and representing the “New Dentists” in our local chapter.

By the way, if you did not know (and I did not know), you are

considered a new dentist if you have been practicing 10 years or

less.

Dan Romo, D.D.S.

Whittier, CA

(562) 696-2862

drromo@romodental.com

LA Pediatric Oral Health Access Program

(LA POHAP)

Participating Members: Drs. Adriana Baek-Monterey Park,

Shahriyar Behjou-El Monte, Shirley Chen-Arcadia, Lisabeth

Chiu-Pasadena, Sachin Desai-Pasadena, Justin Hwang-

Huntington Park, Alison Sung-W. Covina and Bhanumati

Toprani-W. Covina recently completed the LA Pediatric Oral

Health Access Program (LA POHAP), a unique training program

designed to increase access to care for children by training GPs to

be more skilled and comfortable treating children.

The members received 43 hours of CE in pediatric dentistry, and

as a result have expanded their practices to accept children 5 years

old and younger, including patients with special healthcare needs.

Additionally, they have agreed to provide free treatment to 18

underserved children who have restorative needs and no ability to

pay. If you are interested in the next training schedule, contact

Brittney Ryan, Program Administrator, CDA at

Brittney.ryan@cda.org or 800-232-7645.


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Important News Bits

Guide to California Dental Practice Act

Compliance

Requirements of the Dental Practice Act, with some exceptions,

have been summarized and organized by subject for this new guide.

This guide has been posted to cda.org at http://www.cda.org/library/

pdfs/guide_to_dpa_compliance.pdf. You can access this guide from

two pages on the CDA web site — the Regulatory Compliance

page,

http://www.cda.org/advocacy_&_the_law/regulations/

regulatory_compliance, and the Dental Board of California page,

http://www.cda.org/advocacy_&_the_law/regulations/

dental_board_of_california The guide will be accessible to CDA

staff and members only. Click on a section title in the guide’s

table of contents, and it will forward you to the page where the

section starts. Embedded in the guide are links to the pertinent

statute or regulation. We hope you find it a useful tool. The guide

will be updated annually. Please direct comments and suggestions

to Teresa Pichay, Membership Department, at 800.736.7071,

extension 5990 or teresa.pichay@cda.org.

CSPD Is Providing Online CE

on Their Website

The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is providing

online CE on their website, www.cspd.org/oce. Courses are

approximately $35 for each hour of continuing education. Courses

include Medical Emergencies in the Pediatric Dental Office, Basic

Principles of Pharmacology and Sedation Pharmacology. There are

also courses on Restorative Dentistry for Children, Behavior

Management and Special Needs. For a complete listing, or to

get some CE over the summer, go to the CSPD website,

www.cspd.org/oce .

CDA Foundation Offers Dental Hygiene

Education Grant Program

The CDA Foundation announces the availability of the Dental

Hygiene Education Grant Program. This grant offers up to $50,000

per recipient organization in support to nonprofit dental societies,

community organizations, or educational institutions interested in

establishing new dental hygiene programs, creating innovative

methods of providing dental hygiene education or expansion of

current programs. “New” is defined as a program not yet having

graduated a class of students. “Innovative” is defined as nontraditional

methods accepted by the Commission on Dental

Accreditation for delivering dental hygiene education. “Expansion”

is defined as the program’s ability to increase the number of hygiene

students/graduates.

The award recipient(s) must be nonprofit dental hygiene

organization(s) who demonstrate the need for funding a new dental

hygiene program, an innovative method of providing dental hygiene

education, or expansion of a current program. Nonprofit dental

hygiene organizations that address one of these issues are eligible

and encouraged to apply. The application deadline for the 2008

grant cycle is October 31.

To obtain detailed information on and to apply for this grant, please

visit the CDA Foundation’s Web site at cdafoundation.org and

click on the “RECEIVE – Grants & Scholarships” navigation link.

Please direct any questions to the CDA Foundation Grants

Administrator Jolene Murray via telephone at 800.232.7645

extension 4929, or via e-mail at Jolene.Murray@cda.org.

SGVDS One Task Pledge

We know our members appreciate the work of the SGVDS and

will pledge to do at least “one task” for the Society this year. That

one task can be to (1) Write an article for our newsletter; (2) Mentor

a new member (3) Serve on a committee (4) Welcome new members

to Organized Dentistry (5) Help monetarily replenish our

toothbrush/toothpaste supply to donate to children of low income

families. (Tax-deductible through the Foundation of the SGVDS).

Please call Sharon or Martha at the Society office (626) 285-1174,

to let us know how you’d like to give back to your dental society

this year!

Fellow SGVDS Member

Needs Your Help:

Dr. Eugh Shibasaki, Jr., is losing his office due

to eminent domain. If you have space to rent until

a permanent location is found, please contact Dr.

Shibasaki at (626) 799-1295.

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Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2008

Mon., 9/1

Labor Day Holiday—SGVDS office closed

Wed., 9/3

CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs)

Tues., 9/9

Board of Directors Meeting, Society office: 6:00pm

Fri.-Sun., 9/12-14 CDA Fall Scientific Sessions, San Francisco

Tues., 9/16 CE Program/General Membership Meeting

Almansor Court, Alhambra

4:30pm–8:45 (3 CEs)

“Root Canal Treatment or Dental Implant:

Which One is Best?”

Charles Goodacre, D.D.S., speaker

Scholarship Awards Presentation

Fri.-Sat., 9/26-27 Recruitment & Retention Conference, CDA Sacramento

OCTOBER 2008

Wed., 10/1 CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs)

Tues., 10/14 Board of Directors Meeting, Society office: 6:00pm

Tues., 10/21 CE Program/General Membership Meeting

“From Heavy Metal to Soft Rock: Making the Transition to

Metal Free Crown and Bridge”

Bob Mongrain, D.D.S., speaker

Almansor Court, Alhambra

4:30pm-8:45 (3 CEs)

Thur.-Sun., 10/16-19 ADA Annual Sessions/House, San Antonio, TX

SGVDS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President—Scott Adishian, D.D.S.

President-Elect—Saleh Kholaki, D.D.S.

Vice President—Michael Tanaka, D.D.S.

Secretary—Ashish Vashi, D.D.S.

Treasurer Ex Officio/Presidential Appointment

—Dale Wagner, DDS

Past President—Emad Ammar, D.D.S

Trustee—Philip Maldonado, D.D.S.

Trustee/Continuing—Vance Okamoto, D.D.S.

Director, Zone 1—John Khalaf, D.D.S.

Director, Zone II—Irvin Kaw, D.D.S

Director, Zone III—Merle Yaneza, D.D.S.

Director, Zone IV—Donna Arase, D.D.S.

Director, Zone V—Saeda Basta D.D.S.

Editor Ex Officio/Presidential Appt./Continuing

—John DiGiulio, D.D.S., M.S.

CDA House of Delegates—3-year term

—Viviane Haber, D.D.S.

—Stephen Lojeski, D.D.S.

Alternate Delegates—1 year term

—Dale Wagner, D.D.S

—Ralph Hansen, D.M.D.

—Donna Arase, D.D.S.

—Patricia Donnelly, D.D.S.

—John DiGiulio, D.D.S., M.S

—George Hsieh, D.D.S.

—Suzanne Coulter, D.D.S.

—Lynn Mutch, D.D.S.

NOVEMBER 2008

Tues., 11/4

Wed., 11/5

Tues., 11/11

Fri.-Sun., 11/14-16

Tues., 11/18

Thur.-Fri., 11/27-28

DECEMBER 2008

Wed., 12/3

Sun., 12/7

JANUARY 2009

Tues, 1/20

Election Day

CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs)

Board of Directors Meeting, Society office: 6:00pm

CDA House of Delegates, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

CE Program/General Membership Meeting

“Digital Photography & PowerPoint for Dentistry”

Abdi Sameni, D.D.S., speaker

Almansor Court, Alhambra

4:30pm-8:45 (3CEs)

Thanksgiving Holidays, SGVDS office closed

CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs)

2009 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

Almansor Court, Alhambra

6:30pm-9:00

CE Program/General Membership Meeting

“Infection Control & Dental Practice Act Law”

Almansor Court, Alhambra

3:30pm-8:45 (4CEs)

PRESIDENTAL

APPOINTMENTS

2008 STANDING

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Allied Dental Health

Professionals Ron Robin, D.D.S.

Bylaws

Stephen Flanders, D.D.S.

Bylaws Co-Chair Vance Okamoto, D.D.S.

Community Health Vickie Greenberg, D.D.S.

Children’s Dent. Health

& Education Vickie Greenberg, D.D.S.

DA/Hygiene Liaison Scott Adishian D.D.S.

Emergency Care Oariona Lowe, D.D.S.

Ethics

Donna Klauser, D.D.S.

Legislation/CalDPac Ron Robin, D.D.S.

Membership Gary Niu, D.M.D.

Mutual Office

Coverage (MOC) Michael Tanaka, D.D.S.

Peer Review Patricia Donnelly, D.D.S.

Programs

Ralph Hansen, D.M.D.

Publications John DiGiulio, D.D.S.

Well Being Robert Shimasaki, D.D.S.

AD-HOC COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Assets Management (P.Pres, Pres, Pres-Elect & Treasurer)

Committee to the

New Dentist Daniel Romo, D.D.S.

Investments Dale Wagner, D.D.S.

Media

Atul Suchak, D.D.S.

Website

Leshin Chen, D.D.S.

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MEMBER NETWORK—MEMBER NEWS

Looking for Associate – GP or any type Specialists:–10 ops dental

clinic, 416 W. Las Tunas Dr., Suite #107, San Gabriel. Please

contact Dr. Kyle Wong, Elegant Dental Center (626) 478-8813.

Associate Dentist needed: Dr. Anthony Cao, (a member of the

Orange County Dental Society) is looking for an Associate Dentist

for his Montebello office for 2 to 3 days a week. Must have at

least 2 years experience, with great attitude and personality.

Bilingual a plus. Nice office with mostly PPO patients. Please

call (323) 726-7500 or fax resume to (323) 726-7503.

Exclusive Dental Suites: Short/long term lease, state-of-the-art

equipment and accommodations. Includes operatory, sterilization

room, x-ray room, waiting room, consultation room, parking and

storage space. Conveniently located off the 101 Freeway. Contact

Carlos Vazquex. (818) 758-3557. Ad submitted by Bruce J. Crispin,

DDS, MS, member of San Fernando Valley DS.

For Sale: A sterilizer: 2340m Tuttnauer autoclave steam sterilizer.

Call the Society office at 626/285-1174.

Professional Office for Lease in San Gabriel on Las Tunas Drive

– (Cross streets: Del Mar and New); 1060 sq ft. ideal for Dental

Specialist. Building currently has three separate Dental offices.

Morris Yip, D.D.S., (626) 319-5713.

Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is looking for dentists

to adopt or sponsor a patient annually to provide general &/or

orthodontic services. Please contact Crystal Brackin, (323) 443-

3021 if you are willing to do this. (Tax exempt letter provided.)

Volunteers Needed: California Donated Dental Services (DDS)

is a program of the CDA and the national Foundation of Dentistry

for the Handicapped (NFDH), in which a community of volunteer

dental health professionals makes heroic differences in the lives of

an often overlooked and at-risk population of elderly or disabled

people who cannot afford dental care. DDS is one of the nation’s

largest dental health volunteer programs. Volunteering with this

organization allows you to choose your patient(s) and determine

your own treatment plan, occurring no-cost lab fees because of

volunteer lab participation. Please call (866) 232-6362 or visit

www.nfdh.org to learn more about the program and to sign up.

American Dental Association

(800) 621-8099 (Members only)

(312) 440-2500; www.ada.org

Frequently Called Numbers:

CEA-California Employer’s Assoc

HOT LINE FOR ALL HR MATTERS

(800) 399-5331

Federal Trade Commission/Western

Region

(777) 382-4357

California Dental Association

(800) 736-8702 (Operator)

(800) 736-7071 (Voicemail)

(866) 232-6362 (Member Contact Center)

www.cda.org

Cal/OSHA Consultation

(800) 963-9424

California Poison Control System

The Poison Action Line

(800) 876-4766;

www.calpoison.org

(DEA)U.S. Drug Enforcement

Administration

(213) 621-6700

www.dea.gov

Dental Board of California (New Contact

informatiom as of 3/2/2008)

2005 Evergreen St., Suite 1550

Sacramento, CA 95815

(877) 729-7789 (916) 263-2300

Lic Renewals: x 2304

Complaints (877) 729-7789, www.dbc.ca.gov/

FNP (Fictitious Name Permits): David x2332

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

(800) 618-8942

(TDIC) (The) Dentists Insurance

Company

www.1201services.com

Sales Reps for SGVDS:

Commercial: (Prof. Liability): Samson

Landeros: 877-393-9384

Personal Life & Health: David Jacobsen:

866-691-0309

X-ray License Certification Classes

Hacienda/La Puente: (626) 934-2890

X-ray certification + coronal polishing

and RDA prep courses

Hacienda La Puente: 626/934-2890

Editor: John DiGiulio, D.D.S., M.S.

Managing Editor: Sharon Bruno

Executive Director

Design and Production:

Casa Graphics, Inc., Burbank, CA

Printing: Sundance Press, Tucson, AZ

Front page photo: Compliments of

Mike Serrano, Digital Image, San Gabriel, CA

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the

author(s) and are not regarded as expressing the view of

the San Gabriel Valley Dental Society unless such

statements or opinions have been otherwise decided upon

by special resolution of the Board of Directors. All editorial

contributions are subject to space and/or content editing

at the Editor’s discretion. Acceptance of advertising in

no way constitutes professional approval or endorsement.

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FIRST CHOICE PRACTICE SALES

Tel: (949) 548-4559 Fax: (949) 548-0525 www.firstchoicedds.com

ALL FREEWAY FRIENDLY

LOCATIONS

206 San Gabriel & Huntington Dr.

Brand new corner retail center

Fully equipped leaseholds sale

Large freestanding signage

4 operatories in approx. 1200 SF

241 San Gabriel and Rosemead

New center on super busy corner

4 operatories in approx. 1200 SF

Center neighbor is new Kohls

Corner Huntington & Rosemead

Excellent demographics

247 Long Beach

Brand new corner retail center

Approximately 10 HMO plans

4 Ops/2 chairs, 1200 SF approx.

Busy corner E. Carson & Orange

Leaseholds and equipment sale

High auto and foot traffic

229 Alhambra

Retail center location

High net with low overhead

Nicely designed, 3 ops in 1000 SF

Seller lives out of the area and

expecting a baby – Needs to sell

now!

221 Mission Hills

Great location just off the freeway

New corner retail center

Brand new chairs and equipment

Spacious 6 ops, 1740 SF

See all of our current listings on our

web site: www.firstchoicedds.com

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NEW MEMBERS—UPDATES & MORE

NEW MEMBERS

Virginia Agustin, D.D.S.

GP- CEU 1991

Interviewing

Maria Luisa Almazan Co, D.M.D.

GP- U of East 1992

288 E. Live Oak Ave., Ste. C, Arcadia 91006

(626) 512-9499

Steven Chou, D.D.S.

GP- USC 1992

2219 S. Hacienda Blvd.,Ste. 102

Hacienda Heights 91745

(626) 369-5225

Maria De Guia, D.M.D.

GP-Centro Escolar U 1984

15712 Arrow Hwy., Iriwndale 91706

(626) 337-2600

Jose Fajardo, Jr., D.M.D.

GP- U of East 1996

9251 Garvey Ave., Ste. D, S. El Monte 91733

(626) 279-7717

Mher Mike Grigoryan, D.M.D.

GP- Boston U 2004

2036 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena 91103

(626) 797-6555

Stephen Wong, D.D.S.

GP- USC 1980

1136 S. Garfield Ave., Alhambra 91801

(626) 458-9864

TRANSFERRED MEMBERS

Dennis De Mesa, D.D.S.

GP- USC 2005

959 E. Walnut Ave., Ste. 216, Pasadena 91106

(626) 793-6175

Lily Lan, D.D.S.

GP- UCLA 2005

1234 S.Garfield Ave., Alhambra 91801

(626) 289-4389

Wing Mann Lee, D.M.D.

GP- Harvard U 2002

Lutheran Med. School 2003

739 W. Emerson Ave., Monterey Park 91754

(626) 289-0424

Wilson Long, D.D.S.

GP- NYUCD 2006

504 E. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel 91776

(626) 285-1918

Renu Tan, D.D.S.

GP- USC 1990

880 S. Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 307

Monterey Park 91754

(626) 300-8778

NEWLY RETIRED

Martin Singer, D.M.D.

1933 W. Valley Blvd.

Alhambra, CA 91803

DIRECTORY UPDATES

ADDRESS CHANGES

Milton D. Chan, D.D.S. — 747 Locust St.

Pasadena 91101; (626) 444-9582

George E. Maker, D.M.D.

335 W. Arrow Hwy., Glendora 91741

(626) 914-6663

Aung Min, B.D.S. — 11970 Garvey Ave.

El Monte 91732; (626) 527-2200

Jin Liu, D.D.S . — 1107 E. Las Tunas Dr.,

San Gabriel 91776; (626) 285-0031

Frank H. Lee, D.D.S.

GP- Loma Linda U 1986

1746 Nogales St., Rowland Heights 91748

(626) 913-6650

Howard Lee, D.M.D./M.S.

Orthodontist- Southern Illinois U 2002

LLU 2008

430 S. Garfield Ave., Ste. 408

Alhambra 91801

(626) 284-6626

Oscar Maldonado, D.D.S./M.S.

Orthodontist- U Francisco-Maroquin 1997

U Intercontinental 2000

1531 N. Orange Ave., La Puente 91744

(626) 869-0303

Arminda Robles, D.D.S.

GP-UCSF 2007

Pediatrics- UCLA 2009

Residency Program

Dienan Nhu Tran, D.D.S.

GP- USC 2007

Interviewing

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

wishes to thank this year’s

Gold & Season Pass Sponsors

for their generous support.

“Gold” Sponsors

Bergman Dental Supply

Burbank Dental Laboratories

California Dentists’ Guild (CDG)

Care Credit

Corona Handpiece Sales & Repair, Inc.

D & M Practice Sales and Leasing

Patterson Companies, Inc.

Procter & Gamble/Crest & Oral B

Remedy Dental Lab

“Season Pass” Sponsors

Johnson & Johnson

TDIC Insurance Solutions

TePe Oral Health Care, Inc.

U.S. Army Health Care

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

DENTAL ASSISTANTS SOCIETY

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SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

DENTAL HYGIENIST SOCIETY

Employment & Referral - RDHPolishers@aol.com;

Entertainment Books selling for $20

Mobile Dental Hygiene Services: debbiehartmanrdhap@yahoo.com

DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WHO:

Needs medical care?

Has a toothache?

Not feeling well? Needs glasses?

Needs counseling? Needs insurance?

We can help!

OUR SERVICES ARE FREE!!!

CALL US!!!!

(626) 795-5166

(Pasadena)

SGVDS presents:

Infection Control and

Dental Practice Act Law

January 20, 2009

3:30–8:45pm

4 CEs

Fulfills Dental Board’s

mandatory educational

requirements

in these two areas

Open to Non-Members

and Staff

THE FOUNDATION OF THE

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

DENTAL SOCIETY

Its purposes:

• To promote and support a dynamic

oral health workforce capable of

addressing the oral health needs in the

San Gabriel Valley.

• To promote and provide opportunities

for outside groups and individuals

to assist in meeting the oral health care

needs of our local communities.

• To facilitate the philanthropic desires

of the dental community for educational,

scientific, and charitable

purposes.

• To educate and communicate health

needs and concerns between the dental

profession and the community.

• To provide an appropriate setting for

the above oral health related activities

to take place.

2007 Foundation Directors/Officers:

Drs. Scott Adishian, Emad Ammar,

Stephen Flanders, George Gamboa,

George Hsieh, Stephen Lojeski,

Vance Okamoto, Mike Tanaka,

Dale Wagner, Chair

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Foundation of the

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society is

to improve health and well being of

the community, professional, and

individual through policy, advocacy,

education and action.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

(3 CE units)

“Root Canal Treatment

or Dental Implant:

Which One is Best?”

Charles D. Goodacre

D.D.S.

4:30-8:45pm

Dinner Included

Almansor Court, Alhambra

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

Dr. Goodacre received his D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda

University School of Dentistry in 1971. He completed a three

year combined program in Prosthodontics and Dental Materials at

Indiana University School of Dentistry and in 1974 earned his MSD

degree. He began full-time teaching at Indiana University School

of Dentistry in 1974.

He served as Chairman of the Department of Prosthodontics at

Indiana University and currently is Dean of the Loma Linda

University School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American

Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American Board of

Prosthodontics and serves on the Executive Council of the Academy

of Prosthodontics. He co-authored the fourth edition of Johnston’s

Modern Practice in Fixed Prosthodontics and served as an Editor

of the International Journal of Prosthodontics for ten years.

ABOUT THE LECTURE:

This presentation will discuss the factors that determine whether

root canal treatment should be performed to retain a mutilated tooth

or whether the tooth should be extracted and a dental implant placed.

A hierarchy of decision making will be presented based on the

best available scientific evidence and clinical practice experience.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

(3 CE units)

“From Heavy Metal

to Soft Rock:

Making the Transition

to Metal Free

Crown and Bridge”

Bob Mongrain, D.D.S.

4:30-8:45pm

Dinner Included

Almansor Court, Alhambra

Sponsored by Dentsply

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

Dr. Mongrain is a 1979 graduate of the University of Florida,

College of Dentistry and he currently has a private practice in Tulsa,

OK. He is a past faculty member of Oral Roberts University College

of Dentistry and current adjunct faculty at the University of

Oklahoma College of Dentistry. His current interests in dentistry

are the incorporation of new technologies into the modern dental

practice. He is active as a consultant on dental materials, digital

radiography, digital imaging and technology integration. He has

worked with Air Techniques, Patterson Dental Supply, Sullivan-

Schein, Electro-Optical Systems, 3M, Dentsply Caulk, Brasseler

USA and others.

ABOUT THE LECTURE:

During the program, we will look at the many materials available

today for indirect restorations in dentistry. Using a simple system,

we will categorize these materials and where they are best applied.

We will learn about preparation styles that help ensure success.

We will also look at techniques for quality impressions and touch

briefly on adhesive bonding for all ceramic materials.

San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

A componant of the California and American Dental Associations

312 E. Las Tunas Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91776

626/285-1174

director@sgvds.org

www.sgvds.org

PRESORTED STANDARD

U.S. Postage

PAID

Sundance Press

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