UCLA School Of Dentistry Receives $1.5 million For Community-Based Education Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 week, 3 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry New program, funded by Delta Dental of California, will widen dental care access for California's most vulnerable patient populationsLOS ANGELES, California — The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state's largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in California, is the largest that Delta Dental has ever given a dental school.
Dentist Seeks Guidance When Patient's Cognitive Health Becomes A Factor Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 09:31 AM - 1 week, 3 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry SACRAMENTO, California — Throughout the business week, California Dental Association (CDA) Practice Support experts answer questions submitted by members via the "Ask an Expert" feature. Practice Support staff then select one question and answer to be highlighted on Page 2 in every issue of the CDA Update. The question is then archived online for the benefit of other members. But occasionally, a question or the recurrence of questions along the same theme prompts the need for a deeper probe.
February 14 Webinar To Address Nonopioid Strategies For Managing Pain Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 09:21 AM - 1 week, 3 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry CHICAGO, Illinois — The American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting a joint webinar February 14 from 10-11 a.m. Central time on nonopioid strategies for pain management in order to decrease reliance on prescription opioid pain relievers following dental surgery.
Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Website Easier To Use Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 week, 4 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry DENVER, Colorado — Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to tackle prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The state has seen rates of use increase as the database continues to serve as an important tool for meeting the standard of care for safe prescribing. To get even more healthcare professionals to use the database, the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) has improved the database to make use and navigation easier.
How A State Legislature, The Federal Government And A Dental School Work Together To Provide Care Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 06:00 PM - 1 week, 4 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Recall that during the great recession of 2008, adult dental care under Medicaid was terminated in Utah. Only pregnant women continued to receive dental benefits under Medicaid in the state. As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on the state's budget, nonpregnant adults receive limited emergency dental benefits under Medicaid. Since 2008, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to restore dental care under Medicaid to as many adults as possible in Utah.
Required Informed Consent For Oral Conscious Sedation In California Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 07:36 AM - 1 week, 4 days ago - Dental News - WebDentistry SACRAMENTO, California — Passage last year of AB-2235 (Thurmond) made it unprofessional conduct to fail to obtain the specific written informed consent of a patient prior to administering general anesthesia or conscious sedation. In the case of a minor dental patient that consent must contain the following information: