Our History

The California Dental Association’s biannual conventions were established more than 100 years ago. CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is held twice each year, once in Anaheim and once in San Francisco. Dental professionals from around the world attend the conventions to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances in the industry, earn C.E. and network. The Anaheim meeting typically draws more than 26,000 dental professionals; San Francisco, usually more than 15,000.

CDA Board of Managers


The conventions are made possible through the hard work of the CDA Presents Board of Managers:

Front row, from left: Jeremy Wilgus, DDS; Gary Ackerman, DDS; Claire Tyler, DDS; Valerie Harada, DDS (Associate Member); Bill Lee, DDS; John Reed, DDS. Middle row: Dennis Zingler, DDS; Raj Bhatt, DDS; Christy Rollofson, DDS; Alan Budenz, MS, DDS, MBA; Evangelos Rossopoulos, DDS (Associate Member). Back row: Mark Romanelli, DDS (Chair); Nicholas Marongiu, DDS; David Rothman, DDS; Jim Van Sicklen, DDS. Not pictured: Peter DuBois (Ex Officio Member); Erich Werner, DDS