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Experience for yourself how the California Dental Association supports members’ ongoing success through expert guidance, unmatched protection, fierce advocacy and innovative education.
Through tripartite membership, you belong to your dental society, CDA and the ADA. It means being a part of a dynamic dental community and amplifying your voice at the local, state and national levels. Our collective strength drives action for your profession and protects its bright future. And you access benefits built to deliver tangible value in everyday practice.
As a CDA member, you have unlimited access to valuable programs and expertise designed to help you save time, save money and stay ahead of the urgent issues impacting your profession.
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Access innovative online learning courses on trending topics and take part in interactive events.
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Connect to the right-fit new hires faster or get support making your next dentistry career move.
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Keep connected to emerging issues and real-time answers with emails, video updates and more.
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From information centers to training tools to advocacy wins, we continue to stand up for dentists at the time they need us most.
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Dentists and dental students are eligible membership through CDA. General membership is also available to dental hygienist, laboratory technician, assistants and business administration members of the dental team, as well as to dentists practicing outside of California.
Apply online with one easy application and your license or ADA number.
Membership renewal begins in the month of December for each calendar year that follows. Invoices are available under My Account on cda.org before dues are due on January 1. If you’re a current member who has signed up for autopay monthly payment, your membership will automatically renew each year. To make your membership payment in full or switch to autopay, log in to cda.org, select My Account and follow the prompts to Pay Dues.
An active or retired member dentist who is in good standing for at least 30 consecutive years (or a total of 40 years if there was a break in membership) and who has reached 65 years of age or older the previous calendar year is eligible for life membership. Member dentists who attain the requirements for life membership qualify for discounted dues. Contact CDA for dues owed as life member.
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