As a student member of CDA, you are part of a dynamic community of professionals who work together to shape the future of dentistry. Students at California’s six dental schools have full access to membership benefits. CDA offers unique resources for each stage of your career, starting with support during dental school and transition into practice life.
CDA has been working with a coalition of dental deans and CA dental school student reps to advocate on behalf of graduating students to secure timely licensure in light of WREB examinations being postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how CDA is advocating for class of 2020 graduates.
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If you haven’t already, use your ADA number to set up your CDA member access online. Then, log in any time to enjoy members-only resources.
Tap into the expertise of our dedicated analysts online, by phone and at special events. Navigate challenges in the business side of practice and access a full resource library.
Learn about CalHealthCares awards grants to select physicians and dentists who commit to provide access to care for Medi-Cal patients.
Connect to the profession’s best and brightest in our online community, at the nation’s most exciting dental convention, and through leadership opportunities.
As a graduating senior, you can update your membership information or complete the membership application online. After licensure, you will become a member of the ADA, CDA and the local dental society closest to your school. When you establish a permanent address, contact your local dental society or update your profile online.
Absolutely. Once you return to California and start practicing, you can update your membership with your new information.
Yes. Contact CDA directly to transition to postgraduate membership.
You will remain a part of the dental society local to your school until you graduate. Then your local dental society will be determined by your primary practice address. If you do not have a practice address, the transfer will be determined by your home address.
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