To all of our member dentists, staff, and family-

I am reaching out to convey the recommendations from the California Dental Association.

“The CDA strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental Care for the next 14 days.”

The NCDS has taken these recommendations seriously and recommends adhearance to the latest recommendations.  Myself being in private solo practice I am fully aware the hardships this places on everyone.  It is our responsibility as health care providers to do everything in our power to reduce the spread of Covid 19.  Having said that, it is also our responsibility to reduce the load of er/medical facilities from tooth emergencies requiring urgent treatment.  The CDA website has these recommendations for confronting Covid 19.  It is up to our member dentists/supervisors to determine the logistics of staying open/closing but there should be at a minimum a way for patients to contact their office to accommodate an urgent dental emergency.

Stay strong during these difficult times, we are all learning more by the hour and the NCDS will keep you updated with the latest as we hear.  Please use the CDA website as they are posting the most current dental info regarding this situation.


Maurice Trusas, NCDS president

Benefits of Membership

IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN ADA, CDA and NCDS really necessary?   Times are hard right now and you may wonder if your membership is really worth renewing. It is! CDA is the largest state dental association in the United States, and as the single largest membership in the ADA, CDA provides a substantial legislative voice for dentistry on the local, state and national level. The CDA’s Council on Government Affairs annually monitors more than 400 pieces of legislation for potential impact to public health and the dental profession – a proactive approach that uniquely positions the CDA to drive legislative and regulatory activity, and effectively communicate member feedback to key policymakers at each level.  Your benefits with membership include CDA Presents (previously Scientific Session), publications, sponsored Insurance and Endorsed programs, Regulatory Compliance Assistance, Peer Review, and CDA compass to name a few.   Your membership with ADA also gives you premier publications, legal information, the ADA Annual Sessions to fulfill CE requirements, Practice Management Resources, etc.   As a member of the Northern California Dental Society, which serves Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas counties; you have access to local Continuing Education programs, Patient Referral Service, Dental Personnel Referral Service, Publications, Community Services such as Give Kids A Smile, Radiology/Coronal Polish Certification resources, to name a few, but most of all the camaraderie of your fellow dentists and to share ideas that affect your profession.   YOUR VOICE CAN BE HEARD THROUGH ORGANIZED DENTISTRY! Your membership, and the financial support it creates, is critical to the efforts taking place on your behalf!   The dental profession faces significant challenges. Our goal is to meet these challenges head on while improving service and benefits of membership. We can’t accomplish this goal without your membership and support.  


The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.


Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.