January 13, 2021
Greetings SFDS Members,

Late yesterday, SFDS shared a link and instructions for reserving an appointment to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine through the Department of Public Health for you and your team. In our rush to get that information out, we realized we needed to provide some additional details:

  1. There are a limited number of vaccine appointments available. DPH capacity is limited by the amount of vaccine available and the DPH is only able to vaccinate up to 400 people a day- including dentists, their teams and others within the healthcare tier. The appointment system is further limited to 2 weeks of appointments and when all appointments are filled, it will temporarily close. Please do not call or email DPH leadership if this occurs. We expect this will happen with the high demand and once the system opens again, we will send a new registration link
  2. Additionally, we are working together with the DPH and others in the dental community to identify additional options that we hope will be up and running for vaccine administration in the next two-three weeks. 
  3. You and your team members will need to provide proof of employment – a recent paystub with your practice information should suffice for your staff. Additionally, you may be asked for a copy of your dental license and business card to ensure your practice is in San Francisco. 
  4. If you are retired, you are ineligible to get vaccinated using this link. You must have a dental practice in the City/County of San Francisco. We recommend you contact your primary care provider to see if vaccines are available to you.
  5. For all San Francisco dentists, if your primary care provider (PCP) can provide you the vaccine, we continue to recommend that option. 
  6. You cannot register your family or patients to get the vaccine using this link. They must be employees and be able to provide proof of employment. 

We want to thank our SFDPH partners for working with us to get vaccines into your arms and into the arms of your dental team members. And we thank all of you who have taken the CDC vaccine modules and are ready to volunteer to administer vaccines when called upon to help.  “As we unite to serve one another, we accomplish much more together than we could on our own.” – Carl B. Cook


You are eligible to get you and your staff vaccinated as soon as possible at the San Francisco Department of Public Health COVID-19 vaccination site. If you are self-employed, when you are registering and you are asked if you received the link from your employer, indicate “Yes.”  

In order to get your staff vaccinated we ask you to do the following please: 

Send the templated email below to each of your staff members:  

Subject: COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Instructions 

This email is to invite you to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at SFDPH's vaccination site. 

Please sign up using this weblink within the next 96 hours. 

Registering with the link will provide information on the address, vaccine information, and how to schedule your second dose appointment using MyChart. 

*Please do not forward this link to anyone else, if this link is forwarded to ineligible people we will have to cancel and reschedule everyone's appointment. 

It is important that all PII (personally identifiable information, e.g., birth dates, SSNs, &c.) isaccurate and complete when registering. Please double check and confirm all such entries.
SFDS Annual Meeting

Join us to celebrate! Help us thank our outgoing officers and committee chairs. Welcome our incoming officers and board of directors.

You will have an opportunity to help us determine which student posters/presenters will win first, second, and third place prizes.
Interested in sponsoring this event? Give us a call.
We Want Your 2020 Dental-Related Photos

Do you want to be included in our year-in-review video for the Annual Meeting on January 27? Then send us your 2020 dental-related photos. What has 2020 been like in your office? We'd love to see pictures. Please make sure each photo is related to dentistry and that you have permission to share it with us.

Send pictures to Rachel at with the subject line "Pictures for Year-in-Review". Then register above for the virtual Annual Meeting to see the finished video.
With Sadness...
Anotnio Cucalon, Jr. DDS 1924-2021, SFDS Member since 1969.

It is with sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Antonio Cucalon, Jr. retired orthodontist, life retired member (member for 52 years), who passed away this last weekend. Our thoughts go out to his son, SFDS orthodontist and SFDS Past President, Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cucalon, III and family. 
UOP Dugoni Student and CDA Representative Franz Wall was critically injured and paralyzed in a skiing accident over the Thanksgiving Holiday. SFDS Leadership, in our show of support, is promoting the Go-Fund-Me page that was set up to help Franz and the family defray the growing medical and rehabilitation expenses.

PPP Loans Open for first time applicants and Wednesday for second time applicants.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training, visit:
You have to enroll otherwise you won't get certified that you took the courses.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

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We look forward to working with you and providing our members with continued support in 2021. Renew your membership here.
Quick-links from the SFDS COVID-19 News Page