Welcome to the website of the San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS), serving the rapidly-growing and diverse area since 1869! Our site offers specifically-designed sections for our 1200 plus members, other dental professionals and the public.
The San Francisco Dental Society is a professional member group organized by dentists in the City and County of San Francisco, collaboratively working toward the goal of optimal oral health care for San Franciscans.
Please take a few minutes to explore our site. Be sure to check out the links we’ve provided to the ADA, CDA and other related organizations; the resources are abundant and SFDS is here to serve you!
On May 1, Medicare will "turn on" a claim denial process that affects dentists and other health care providers ordering particular Medicare-covered items or services for Medicare beneficiaries.
ADA Alerts Members to Delete Spam Email
The ADA cautions members about responding to a spam/phishing email requesting members to update their information.
New In-Office CPR Program
The SFDS in now offering an In-Office CPR program that will provide dentists and their staff an opportunity to have their CPR Renewals and Basic Life Saving courses done at the leisure of their own office.
CDA urges answers from Delta
In a letter from CDA President Lindsey Robinson, DDS, the CDA is urging Delta Dental to communicate answers to providers about its impending rate reduction.
ADA Member Get a Member Campaign
Receive a $100 American Express gift card for each new, active member you recruit (up to five members).
ADA reported on March 1 that Dentist Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) introduced an antitrust bill HR-911. The bill, the Competitive Health Insurance Act, would repeal those portions of the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson statute that exempt the health insurance industry from federal antitrust laws.
Delta Dental is planning to reduce reimbursement to its Premier Providers and CDA is now in contact with Delta to obtain details and clarification about the decision.
New HIPAA Rules Issued
New rules will become effective March 26, 2013 although covered entities, including covered dental practices, will have an additional 180 days (until Sept. 23) to comply with applicable requirements.
The U.S. House of Representatives, on Jan. 22, 2013, passed and sent to the Senate ADA-backed dental emergency responder legislation.
San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) is the local arm of a tripartite organization, comprised of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the national level and the California Dental Association (CDA) at the state level. SFDS members enjoy benefits at all three levels.
4 CE Units, satisfies license renewal/CAL-OSHA requirements; not for unlicensed dental assistants.
2 CE Units, satisfies license renewal/CAL-OSHA requirements.
4 CE Units (DBC Core), and a valid AHA CPR Card is required to register.