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TCDS is currently coordinating a donation drive to help both 
Riverside and San Bernardino County Departments of Public Health in restocking much needed supplies such as:

N-95 masks (not expired)
Surgical masks (not expired)
Face shields
Hand sanitizer

If you can spare any of these supplies during these dire times please let us know.


CARES Act passes Senate, will provide targeted relief for dentists, dental teams once signed

Late Wednesday, March 25, the U.S. Senate passed the third legislative package – known as the CARES Act – that has been developed to respond to the economic crisis created by COVID-19. CDA is extremely pleased that this Phase 3 legislation appears to give dentists more of the kind of support they need to maintain their practices and protect themselves and their employees. Read More

Urgent Update: CDA revises recommendation - Urges California dentists to provide emergency treatment only Advisory aligns with new statewide shelter-in-place order
March 20, 2020 Coronavirus

New information continues to surface daily about the health environment, shelter-in-place orders and how dentists should respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The specific health care delivery mandates and advisories are not clear or consistent at the federal, state and local levels. We understand the overwhelming confusion and frustration this is creating.

As the pandemic situation and information evolve, CDA is working to adapt its recommendations in the most timely and accurate manner possible. Our goals are to reflect the intent and purpose of guidance or directives from public health authorities to effectively “flatten the curve” and to navigate what that guidance means for dentists’ care delivery and practice issues.

In step with Gov. Newsom’s new statewide shelter-in-place order issued Thursday, March 19, ordering all individuals living in California to stay home or at their place of residence until further notice, we are revising CDA’s recommendation to:
The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California suspend all in-person dental care with the exception of emergency treatment, until further notice. Read More


 National Updates

CA Updates

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New drug target found for COVID-19

Delta Dental member companies begin offering financial assistance during pandemicCDA clarifies recommendations around ‘life-threatening’ dental emergencies 

Webinar- March 25 -How dentists can keep the lights on during economic downturn

CDC website for county-specific guidance 


Gov. Newsom on CA response to COVID-19CDA
Guidelines for Patient Screening (CDC)ADAADA
Dental Board of California – UpdateCDC
Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations (CDC)
Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program(EDD)
CDA Webinars
ADA Webinars