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CDA Update

CDA members and California’s dental community turn to our association for timely, trusted information about current and developing issues in dentistry. The Update provides resources and guidance on topics affecting dentists, their patients and their profession, including dental benefit plans, regulatory compliance, legislation and advocacy, patient safety and practice management.

The Update is no longer printed and delivered by mail; however, you can explore our archive of issues from the past 12 months of publication. Find the latest dentistry-specific news, resources and guidance online and through our e-newsletters.

July Student Spotlight

Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California's six dental schools. Get to know CDA’s July 2021 Student Spotlight, Jasleen Kaur from UCSF School of Dentistry class of 2021.

COVID-19 advocacy, dental benefit plan contracting featured in CDA Presents courses

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention kicks off May 13 with more than 60 C.E. courses, including exciting courses developed by CDA’s Practice Support and Public Affairs teams. The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.

May Student Spotlight

Get to know CDA’s May Student Spotlight, Michael Mears from Western University’s class of 2023.

CDA set to launch new online learning program; access all virtual events and continuing education courses in one place

CDA is bringing an enhanced learning experience to dentists and dental teams through a new education program launching this month. Through the online program, registrants will be able to log in to their CDA membership account and access interactive courses and virtual events all in one place, including all CDA and TDIC Risk Management courses.

March Student Spotlight

Get to know CDA’s March Student Spotlight, Lori Foust from Loma Linda School of Dentistry class of 2021.

Leadership Corner: Dr. Tippett-Whyte highlights CDA's new education opportunities for dental teams

Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte is sharing exciting details about CDA’s new series of virtual events and CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, returning this spring.

CDA’s new monthly virtual events offer flexible ongoing education opportunities to dental teams

Practice owners and dental team members can now look forward to exploring new education opportunities year-round through CDA’s new virtual event series. The series lets dental teams learn, connect with peers and earn continuing education from any remote location at convenient times that fit their schedules. 

Dental school in the COVID era: Students fear new protocols will interfere with learning experience

 As institutions test the waters on the most efficient way to conduct classes, the future of students hangs in the balance. Many of them fear that the changes and disruptions could leave them at a disadvantage to other graduates.