Access to Care

CDA is proactively working to improve access to care through nearly a decade of work and numerous evidence-based studies.


The California Dental Association applauds the governor’s signature of a new state budget plan that includes the restoration of Adult Denti-Cal services.
Legislature approves restoring Adult Denti-Cal
The effort to restore Adult Denti-Cal benefits is one step closer to reality after the Legislature voted on a new state budget plan. The funding, which is a result of the leadership exhibited by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), still needs the governor’s signature. Steinberg made the restoration of Adult Denti-Cal a top priority after his visit last August to CDA Cares in Sacramento.
CDA Cares serves thousands in San Jose
Preliminary numbers indicate 2,202 patients received free oral health care at the CDA Cares San Jose dental clinic over the weekend. Hosted by the CDA Foundation and CDA, the May 18-19 dental clinic provided more than $1.6 million in oral health care services to the underserved. The San Jose clinic, which was held at the San Jose Convention Center, was the third CDA Cares event. The three clinics combined have now provided $4.4 million in care to 5,878 patients.
November 2011

Top Stories: Delegates okay Access recommendations; CDA Cares shines light on pro bono work; CDA takes action on dental benefit plans

October 2011

Top Stories: Access report detailed to members; CDA makes inquiries about; CDA Presents attendees pack Moscone Center

September 2011

Top Stories: Trustees send access report to house; CDA Cares free dental clinic to reach thousands; Dental practices go green

August 2011

Top Stories: Members discuss access strategies; CDA Presents to showcase latest products; IOM releases second oral healthcare report of 2011

July 2011

Top Stories: Members engage in access discussion; CAMRA research forges ahead; New and seasoned dentists reflect on membership

June 2011

Top Stories: Dentists discuss studies on access; Forums to be held; Presents offers tips on improving practices

December 2010

Top Stories: Looking forward to 2011: Prepare business side of practice for new year; Foundation student grant helps thousands receive care; Delegates support continued work on access issues in 2011

November 2010

Top Stories: Looking back at 2010 - Advocacy, service top list of CDA achievements; Looking forward to 2011- Compass has resources to prepare dental practice for the new year; Access 2010 - CDA groundwork establishes expertise

October 2010

Top Stories: Governor signs CDA bill on fee caps; Art and Science of Dentistry: CDA Presents provides hands-on look at future; Access issues: Why dentists should pay attention

September 2010

Top Stories: CDA bill to ban fee caps sent to governor; Precautions urged to prevent spread of pertussis epidemic; CDA studies evidence surrounding access

August 2010
Top Stories: CDA Presents offers top-tier lineup; Why CDA is studying workforce proposals; Access discussion at CDA Presents
July 2010

Top Stories: Workforce proposals abound; CDA must be expert on access to care; CDA Presents in S.F. helps meet demand for technology programs

June 2010

Top Stories: CDA presentation sheds light on effect of health care reform; Top-notch courses, trade show attract 26,000 to CDA Presents; CDA urges member participation in access solutions

May 2010

Top Stories: A message from your president: Dentistry must address access to care issue; CDA's new guide answers your legal questions; CDA helps push Invisalign to end mandates

February 2010

Top Stories: Dental Board to clarify dental assistant course requirement; State adopts ‘timely access to care’ regulations; Dental Benefit Plans: Payment dispute? These steps give you power

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