Become a Volunteer
Volunteer host assignments are available to ADA/CDA members, students and other licensed dental professionals. In order to serve as a speaker or room host, you must allow for one-hour gap between end and start of programs.
The success of CDA Presents hinges upon the time and efforts of many, including our valued speaker and room hosts. During the convention, hosts assure our speakers are well taken care of upon arrival, during their presentations and through departure.
As you consider volunteering your time, determine whether you'd prefer to serve as a speaker host, who takes care of the speaker, or room host, who takes care of the room. Also determine whether you can volunteer five hours or more to qualify for perks.
Note: Host assignments for a speaker presenting all day will not be split and will be automatically linked to host that speaker for the duration of the day.
Volunteers represent CDA at the convention and are essential liaisons between the association, the speaker and the attendees. All host volunteers shall dress, communicate and perform their duties with dignity, hospitality and professionalism.
Positive and constructive interaction with attendees.
In the event an attendee becomes uncooperative or noncompliant, the host shall refer the issue to any available CDA Presents Board of Managers member.
Review all host information and instructions prior to and during the convention.
The CDA Presents Board of Managers host committee will visit all the meeting rooms during the meeting to answer any questions and evaluate that host responsibilities are being met.
Prudent scheduling decisions: assignments must allow for a minimum of a one-hour gap between the end of one program and the start of the next.
Active, attentive and consistent participation: must be present and on-task for the entirety of the course.
Remain in the lecture room for the entire presentation/assignment
Download the CDA App to your smartphone. Take time to explore the tools and resources within the app so that you can quickly find convention information and may better address attendees’ questions.
Speaker Hosts are the onsite liaison between the speaker and the CDA.
Room Hosts have overall supervision of room requirements, general housekeeping
Room Monitors are temporary staff, and are responsible for monitoring the door to scan attendees’ badges to ensure that everyone who enters the room is registered for the course. To ensure courses run smoothly, they work with local volunteers to scan badges and manage standby seating for each course.
Arrival and departure times are used to accurately issue official C.E. credit. As a California C.E. provider, CDA is required to verify that courses are attended in full and do not overlap.
This opportunity is optional and only available for select lectures. Attendees must purchase an eTicket in advance, as reserved seating is not sold on site. Beyond limited reserved seating options, all lectures are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The success of CDA Presents hinges upon the time and efforts of many, including our valued speaker and room hosts. Please read this guide carefully, as it contains important details about your host assignment. You may also wish to print a copy of this guide and bring it for your reference during the convention.
In appreciation for your time and skills, all hosts volunteering five hours or more receive special benefits at CDA Presents: