SGVDS-Summer NL '08-A - San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

SGVDS-Summer NL '08-A - San Gabriel Valley Dental Society

Guide to California Dental Practice Act


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 at

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

two pages on the CDA web site — the Regulatory Compliance


regulatory_compliance, and the Dental Board of California page,

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

CSPD Is Providing Online CE

on Their Website

The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is providing

online CE on their website, 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, .

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!



Important News Bits

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


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 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

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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