California Fires: How to Help

Dear Dugoni School Alumni Family,

We are saddened to see the impact of the devastating fires on communities throughout Northern California. Members of our alumni family, as well as many of their families, friends, employees and patients, have been affected by the fires.

We encourage you to consider supporting those who have been impacted. One opportunity is via the Northern California Dental Society (NCDS), which has contributed $10K to start a fund specifically aimed towards helping dental assistants, front office team members, and RDAs/RDHs who have lost their homes or jobs due to the fires in the Redding area. Donations by check are welcome to increase the fund and may be sent in care of: NCDS, P.O. Box 9265, Red Bluff, CA 96080. (Tel. 530.527.6764 or email Dentists in the area who are not affected by the fires have offered their offices in the interim, so dental support is not needed at this time.

For dental professionals affected by the fires, the California Dental Association Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Grant program. Details about how to apply for recovery assistance are on the CDA Foundation web site at

There are other efforts taking place in communities throughout the region and we encourage you to support local relief agencies in any way you can. If you are aware of fire relief fundraising programs related to the Dugoni School alumni family, feel free to inform our Alumni Association at or at 415.929.6423. Together, we can provide some assistance to those in need during this difficult time.


​Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD