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The Vision of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry is exemplary oral health for all infants, children and adolescents.
The Mission of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry is to serve its membership and the public by advocating optimal oral health of infants, children and adolescents.
Parents are invited to explore our site and to locate Pediatric Dentists with our Membership Directory. If you need more information about your child's oral health, you should visit the AAPD's Parent Resource Center or consult with your own Pediatric Dentist.
Children and teens can have interactive fun at the ADA's Games and Animations Site.
Find out more about these CSPD Foundation Awards and Grants by visiting the Foundation page or by downloading the applications listed below:
The Leadership Development Page - The LDC page contains information about CSPD committees, their charges, volunteer and leadership applications, the Warren Brandli Leadership Intern program and an exhaustive list of leadership reading material. Explore all this information at, the new Leadership Development page.
Dr. Lindsey A. Robinson elected to ADA Board of Trustees - Dr. Robinson is a Past-President CSPD and CDA and will now serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Thirteenth District, which encompasses the State of California. Get more information about Dr. Robinson and other newly elected ADA officers from
Dr. Steve Chan President-elect American College of Dentists - Dr. Chan is a Past-President CSPD and CDA and will now serve as president-elect of the American College of Dentists. Congratulations to a fellow pediatric dentist!
CSPD Solicits Candidates for Next Executive Director -
Exciting Opportunity to Give Back to the Profession!
Next CDA Cares in Pomona - CDA Cares Pomona will take place November 21-22, 2014 at the Pomona Fairgrounds. We anticipate providing care to at least 2,000 people. More information on how to help.
Report on CA Dental Board Meeting - CSPD's Public Policy Advocate reports on regulatory priorities, Western's dental school's approval, changing licensure pathways and RDA practical exam problems. View report.
Dr. Paul Reggiardo is Guest Editor for CDA Journal - This is a feature reporting on challenges surrounding this year's addition of a million more children into California's Dentical program. Dr. Reggiardo put together an impressive group of dentists to explore these access-to-dental-care issues. Review these articles in the
Latest CDA Journal
Proposition 46 Defeat - California voters overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 46 in the November 4th general election, a ballot measure that would have dramatically increased health care costs and reduced patients' access to care by raising the payouts in lawsuits against dentists and other health care providers. Read what CDA reports.
Covered California 2015 Dental Product Offerings - Covered California announced August 20th that it will move from the stand-alone pediatric dental plans offered exclusively in 2014, to embedded pediatric dental benefits in all medical plans in 2015 with an option for the additional purchase of stand-alone family dental plans.
View plan list and get rates
Helpful Affordable Care Act Resources - Download documents intended to keep pediatric dentists in California well informed on the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on their practices and another to distribute to patient's families about what to look for in health care plans. More information...
Corporate Dentistry - Its Effect on Pediatric Dental Care - This provocative program presented by the CSPD Foundation during the 2014 annual meeting in Monterey is now available for viewing. Review this program...
Our Editor's Recommended Reading - Summer 2014 Topics Include:
Fluoride toothpaste efficacy and safety in children younger than six years: a systematic review.
Fluoride concentration in commonly consumed infant juices.
Pulp and periradicular testing.
Click here for abstracts.
OSHA Compliance Training for Dental Office Staff - Now available, the Infection Control lecture by Leslie Canham which satisfies the CA State infection control CE requirements.
Monterey Meeting Programs Added - Most of the programs offered at our last annual meeting are now available for viewing. Refresh your knowledge of pulp treatments, trauma, sedation, corporate dentistry and lasers at CSPD's OCE.
Online Continuing Education - These courses are designed to educate dental professionals on the wide range of subjects essential to pediatric dentistry. Some courses will satisfy sedation recertification requirements. Select and purchase a course to view, take the exam and receive a certificate-of-completion, all online. Lectures are approved for CA, AGD, Florida and ADA CERP CE credits.
CSPD's quarterly newsletter for Summer is here! This issue highlights important issues surrounding the profession of pediatric dentistry and great achievements made by some of our members. Read the 2014 Summer issue of The CSPD Bulletin.
Denti-Cal Enrollment Workshop - Are you a Healthy Families Program provider who needs help enrolling in Denti-Cal? Denti-Cal invites all dentists interested in participating in the Denti-Cal program to attend an Enrollment Workshop. For more information, go to Latest News.