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 firstname.lastname@example.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 . 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! 16 SGVDS FILLING YOU IN SUMMER ’08 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 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. 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.
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 NOVEMBER 2008 Tues., 11/4 Election Day Wed., 11/5 CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs) Tues., 11/11 Board of Directors Meeting, Society office: 6:00pm Fri.-Sun., 11/14-16 CDA House of Delegates, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills Tues., 11/18 CE Program/General Membership Meeting “Digital Photography & PowerPoint for Dentistry” Abdi Sameni, D.D.S., speaker Almansor Court, Alhambra 4:30pm-8:45 (3CEs) Thur.-Fri., 11/27-28 Thanksgiving Holidays, SGVDS office closed DECEMBER 2008 Wed., 12/3 CPR Certification Class, Society office: 5:30pm (4 CEs) Sun., 12/7 2009 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS Almansor Court, Alhambra 6:30pm-9:00 JANUARY 2009 Tues, 1/20 CE Program/General Membership Meeting “Infection Control & Dental Practice Act Law” Almansor Court, Alhambra 3:30pm-8:45 (4CEs) 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. 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. SGVDS FILLING YOU IN SUMMER ’08 17