Education

The CDA Presents conventions in Anaheim and San Francisco include loads of C.E. and hands-on training about the latest clinical and technological advancements. There are discounts on the exhibit hall floor and best of all, members don’t pay the $890 registration fee. In addition, we provide countless seminars and e-learning opportunities on topics such as incorporating the latest risk management techniques into your practice and how to save money in today’s competitive marketplace. You’re likely to find information on these topics along with the latest scientific advances in our award-winning publication: the Journal of the California Dental Association.

CDA Presents

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is a premier convention experience that encompasses dynamic speakers, an extensive exhibit hall, numerous C.E. opportunities, and exciting social events in the heart of world-class travel destinations, Anaheim and San Francisco.

And now there’s more: interactive access to highlights and schedules, registration information, photos, past event archives and up-to-date information about future events.

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Online Learning

CDA and its subsidiaries are pleased to offer a number of e-learning opportunities for licensees and all oral health care providers seeking added knowledge in a certain subject area. TDIC, the CDA Foundation and CDA offer courses of interest through online education. Click here to resume a class in progress. (login required)

Risk Management

CDA offers valuable resources to help you protect your patients and your profession. We understand that incorporating risk management into your practice takes time and energy. That’s why we’ve streamlined the tools you need to practice more confidently and productively.   

Seminars
Attend a seminar in your area to earn a two-year, five percent Professional Liability Premium discount and continuing education credits. Learn more about the current seminar as well as upcoming dates and locations. Participants can download all material from TDIC's website both before and after the seminar.

eLearning Courses
For those who are unable to participate in person, we offer our Risk Management seminar in two convenient elearning options: Webcast or Online Reader.

Publications

CDA produces two award-winning, full color monthly publications: the Journal of the California Dental Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and the Update, a large format news magazine. Turn to these publications to keep informed about the latest scientific advances, business-management strategies, regulatory changes, legislative news and more.

Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is a program for CDA components only to utilize in developing their C.E. program needs. Speakers for the Speakers Bureau are selected by course content, availability and applicability to the educational endeavors of our components. If you are a speaker and are interested in learning more about becoming a selected speaker for the Bureau, please contact Sandy Frank at 916.554.4950.

In the News
Register for 2015 Dental Benefits Workshops

10/15/2014
Registration for CDA’s 2015 Dental Benefits Workshops is now open. The Dental Benefits Workshop provides dentists the opportunity to earn C.E. credits during a two-day, in-person seminar where they will learn how to analyze and evaluate existing dental plan contract performance in their practices. The seminars will be held at CDA headquarters in Sacramento and in Irvine in 2015. Registration is now open at cda.org/dbw.

 

How technology is changing dentistry

09/17/2014
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, an associate professor and the vice chair of Simulation, Technology and Research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, held a lecture titled “An Overview of New Technology and Materials Changing Dentistry” on Sept. 5 during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Kachalia sat down with CDA staff at Dugoni School of Dentistry’s new campus in San Francisco to discuss how technology is changing dentistry and how dentists can make the transition to the digital age.

 

Zuckerberg teaches dentists social media strategy at CDA Presents

09/09/2014
Edward Zuckerberg, DDS, knows a thing or two about social media and technology trends. If not for his time spent at the NYU College of Dentistry in the 70s and during his practicing years researching new technology and purchasing one of the first Atari and IBM computers, but also his family ties – he is the father of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. In fact, Mark created his first social network at age 12 in his dad’s dental office, long before Facebook. His dad, Edward, recently lectured on social media strategy for dentists at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.

 

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C.E. Opportunities

C.E. credits must be obtained by California licensees by a Dental Board approved provider. Please refer to the Dental Board’s website for a listing of approved providers that offer online C.E. courses.

New continuing education requirements were adopted in April 2010.

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View the C.E. course calendar to see opportunities available throughout the state.