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The Western Los Angeles Dental Society (WLADS) is a local component of the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association. We are dedicated to helping our member dentists provide excellent patient care and providing the South Bay and Los Angeles community with dental resources and information.



September 12, 2019
August 30, Senate Bill (SB) 778 was signed into law in California, to take effect immediately, which delays the sexual harassment prevention...
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CDA, CMA file statewide soda tax measure for 2020

July 8, 2019
A ballot measure to protect public health through a state soda tax has been filed for the November 2020 ballot...
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Dental anesthesiology recognized as a specialty

April 16, 2019
Dental anesthesiology has become the 10th dental specialty recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying...
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Remain calm when faced with irate patients

March 4, 2019
Many emotions swirl around the dental office. Fear, stress, worry, dread, apprehension, and frustration are all normal and expected. Anger...
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Employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Jan. 1, 2020

January 31, 2019
Then-Gov. Jerry Brown last September signed a bill requiring California employers of five or more employees to provide expanded training...
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New infection control standard for procedures that expose dental pulp

December 3, 2018
When performing procedures on exposed dental pulp, water or other methods used for irrigation must be “sterile or contain recognized...
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New opioid laws will affect dentistry in 2019 and beyond

November 2, 2018
Many bills were introduced over the past year to combat the opioid epidemic in California, as CDA previously reported. Here...
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Rules for storing and disposing of controlled substances

October 14, 2018
A dentist who stores controlled substances must follow both state and federal rules for storage, inventory and disposal of those...
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Proposition 65 notice requirement takes effect in August

September 9, 2018
No later than Aug. 30, 2018, dental practices that employ 10 or more employees must post at the entrance of...
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Eligible Premier providers to be mailed Delta Dental settlement notices

July 18, 2018
Dentists eligible for payments under CDA’s settlement agreement with Delta Dental should expect to receive allocation notices within a few...
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Have your RSVP’d for our upcoming CE lecture! If you’re interested in learning more about dental photography this lecture is for you! Click the link in our bio to register online! #limitedseastsavailable #ucladentistry ...

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Today our members are attending our OSHA Infection Control Dental Practice Act CE. This is the first CE for our new incoming President, Dr David Downs and our New Executive Director, Michel Schneider! ...

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