IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

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.

Sincerely,

Maurice Trusas, NCDS president

https://www.cda.org/Home/News-and-Events/COVID-19-coronavirus-Updates

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

LINKS

Northern California Dental Society

Member Line 530.527.6764

 

Fax 530.527.7911

California Dental Association

Member Services Toll-Free 800.736.7071

Public Information 916.443.3382

Member Services Toll-Free 800.736.7071

Public Information 916.443.3382

http://www.cdacompass.com/

TDIC Insurance Solutions

Claims/Human Answer 800.733.0643

Automated 800.733.0633

American Dental Association

800.621.8099

http://www.ada.org/

Dental Board Of California

916.263.2300

http://www.dbc.ca.gov/

School of Dentistry – UCSF

415.476.1891

School Of Dentistry – UOP

415.929.6400

Shasta College Dental Hygiene School

530.339.3608

Butte Country ROP RDA Program

530.879.7465

Well Being Hot Line

530.864.4264

530.893.0750

Denti-Cal Patient Referral Service

800.322.6384

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

VISION STATEMENT

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.