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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‘Recognition and Management of Sedation” and “Medical Emergencies” Tom Lenhart, DDS

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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REGISTRATION FORM Lenhart April 2020 “The Recognition & Management of Sedation & Medical Emergencies” Life-Threatening Emergencies can and do occur in the Dental Office. Moderate Sedation and Oral Conscious Sedation can also reciprocate medical emergencies in the dental office. The immediate “Recognition and Management” of these emergencies essential to the ultimate outcome and safety of your patients. What you do in the first few minutes will make ALL the difference. OBJECTIVES: ● Familiarize the audience with the most common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. ● Describe Cardiac & Respiratory complications associated with sedation. ● List and discuss the recommended Equipment and Medications necessary for the safe and effective delivery of sedation. ● Discuss “TEAM Approach” and “Emergency Plan” with respect to Preparedness. ● Discuss the importance of MOCK DRILLS and/or Simulator Training. ● Recommend the necessary “Airway Rescue Devices” for Office-Based Anesthesia (OBA). ● Summarize the recommended “Preoperative Assessment” of sedation patients. ● Describe the importance of a limited Physical Exam and Airway Assessment. ● Review basic Emergency Management Algorithm. ● Recognition and Treatment of Common Complications associated with Moderate Sedation in the Dental Office; Airway Obstruction, Bronchospasm, Laryngospasm, Aspiration, Allergic Reaction, Local Anesthesia Overdose, Over Sedated  


April 17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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.