The California Dental Association is founded by 23 visionary dentists.
State regulation of the profession is finally enacted, creating the Board of Dental Examiners.
The National Dental Association reorganizes to adopt a tripartite membership concept.
Northern and Southern California come together as one membership organization.
The first scientific session for a united CDA establishes one of the leading dental conventions in the nation.
The Dentists Insurance Company is founded by a small group of CDA members to protect only dentists.
With CDA’s advocacy, AB 733 ensures millions of Californians receive fluoridated drinking water that fights tooth decay.
The CDA Foundation is established to improve the oral health of all Californians.
Dedicated experts begin helping members navigate the business side of dentistry.
Supported by CDA’s Access Plan for oral health, Dr. Jay Kumar is appointed as the state dental director.
The Dentists Supply Company is founded.
Funding California healthcare, research and prevention through Prop. 56, the Tobacco Tax Act.
An unprecedented settlement is won on behalf of dental benefit plan transparency and fair dealings.
Guiding dentists through the pandemic and back to practice, while advocating for financial relief and sound clinical care.
A new company, TDSC.com, Powered by Henry Schein, is formed to continue offering members access to everyday low-price dental supplies.
For 150 years, we have been on the forefront of advocacy, education, practice support and community engagement. See what we’re doing in our milestone anniversary year and how we help dentists to be ready for what’s next.