CDA Endorsed Programs

Research shows that CDA members fare better in almost every facet of business than nonmembers. One reason why is CDA Endorsed Programs. From latex gloves to website design, Endorsed Programs saves you money on everything you need, and then some.

We’ve harnessed the buying power of 26,000 dentists to bring you the lowest prices on everything a dentist may need. In fact, you could save nearly enough to pay for your CDA dues just by using a single Endorsed Program.

We’ve vetted every business
Every Endorsed Program has been researched and approved by a team of CDA dentists

And we stand behind it.
If you ever have a question or issue, you have an advocate in your corner by the name of Evet Dickinson. She knows the ins-and-outs of every offer, works with every vendor and can help in any way you may need.

Financial Services

Be it credit cards or start-up financing, CDA Endorsed Program vendors offer reductions in administration fees, increased perks and other benefits just because you are a CDA member. How sweet is that?

Practice Management

Finding a vendor you can trust is half the battle. Thankfully, CDA has vetted every Endorsed Program vendor. Plus, because you are part of 26,000 dentists, there are deals on everything from spore check systems to website design services.


Key to reducing overhead is keeping the cost of those everyday supplies in check. That’s where CDA comes in. We can help you save on everything from exam gloves to business cards, brochures and office supplies.

Practice Support Resources
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Whether you’re the owner of a high-profile dental practice or managing small specialty practice, everyone experiences a slow season. The holiday season in particular marks an increasingly slow period for health industry professions; while your patients are out shopping for seasonal gifts or traveling to visit family, their pocketbooks typically turn away from many health-related expenses.

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Evet DickinsonEvet Dickinson  
Manager, Endorsed Programs
800.232.7645, ext. 4933

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