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

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Cancer Prevention and Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team – TIERAONA LOW DOG MD

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION FORM Oct 2019 Low Dog Tieraona Low Dog, MD is a physician, author, and educator. She practiced herbal medicine, midwifery, massage therapy, and martial arts) before earning her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Low Dog is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the safe and appropriate use of botanical remedies and dietary supplements. She has overseen the evaluation panel for supplement/botanical safety at the United States Pharmacopeia, including joint reviews with the Department of Defense, for the past twenty years. A prolific scholar, Dr. Low Dog has published 50 research articles in medical/science journals and written 24 chapters for medical textbooks. She has been honored with many awards from academia, public health, and industry throughout her 40-year career. Tieraona (tier-oh-nay) brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to all that she does, but it is her rare ability to take complex scientific and medical information and make it highly accessible to the everyday person. With her warm and down-to-earth style, Tieraona has been invited to speak at more than 600 conferences, with her message of healthy nutrition, sensible dietary supplement use, integrative medicine, compassionate care, and deep ecology. She has authored five books, including four with National Geographic; Fortify Your Life, Healthy at Home, Life is Your Best Medicine, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs. Tieraona lives on a small ranch in the beautiful mountains outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grows more than 40 medicinal herbs in addition to her vegetable garden. She spends her free time hiking with her husband and beloved Shepherds, riding her horses, and lovingly tends to her chickens. Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century – What the Dental Team Should Know Description: The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet and/or lifestyle related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. Could broccoli really help protect against breast cancer? Does eating fish reduce the risk of colorectal cancer? Is green tea really good for you? Can how you live and think influence cancer? Come and explore the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer – and how you can give yourself an edge. Objectives: 1. Participants will be able to discuss the role of red and processed meats in the development of colorectal cancer. 2. Participants will be able to identify the role of fish and Omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of colorectal cancer. 3. Participants will be able to identify key risk factors for gastrointestinal, prostate, breast, and lung cancers. 4. Participants will be able to describe the risks and benefits of the use of dietary supplements commonly recommended to reduce the risk of certain cancers. Integrative Approaches to Pain for the Dental Team Data show that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain: more than those with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. While opioids are powerful allies in the management of pain, the risk of addiction, depression, central hypogonadism, sleep-disordered breathing, infections, cognitive impairment, falls, non-vertebral fractures, and mortality are increased in populations taking these medications long-term. Clinicians should be aware of the evidence of efficacy and safety for the use of complementary and integrative approaches to the management of pain, including an understanding of which conditions might be most amenable to these interventions. 1. Participants will be able to discuss the pros and cons of prescription drugs used for pain management. 2. Participants will be able to describe the benefits and risks for using over-the-counter analgesic medications. 3. Participants will be able to describe the evidence and risk for dietary supplements commonly used by patients for pain management. 4. Participants will be able to describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management solutions.


October 18, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Northern California Dental Society


Red Bluff Community Center
1500 South Jackson
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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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.