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LoginCDA Practice Support is designed to help you navigate the business side of dentistry with ease. It’s chock full of valuable resources to help you do everything from starting a new practice to creating your own employee manual. There’s even insight to help you choose the right dental benefit plans.

All available resources can be accessed via the handy orange tabs to the right. Related news stories are down below. And, we have a new feature, Ask an Expert. This is where you can ask our resident Practice Support experts your burning questions such as: How do I create a cell phone policy for my office, or where can I find the latest OSHA posters to post in my break room? Simply click to ask a question or read those posted by your peers.

So take a look around and explore a few pages. We think you’ll like what you see. 

Find something you'd like to know more about? The resources in this section are for CDA Members only. Learn more about membership here.

New Required Posters Available

The orange and grey set of required posters, printed by CDA and provided by your component dental society, was published and distributed to members in April 2013. Each member is entitled to one free set.  Additional poster sets may be purchased from the online store or by calling CDA at 800.232.7645.

Recent updates may be found here.

How Healthy is Your Business?

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Practice Assessment: How Healthy is Your Business?

Sponsored by CDA Practice Support

As dental professionals, we spend a tremendous amount of time and energy ensuring we provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan to our patients.  It is equally as important to regularly conduct a comprehensive exam, diagnosis, and treatment plan of the dental practice.

The speakers will walk you through the recommended practice management, employment management, and dental benefit plan assessments, or “exams” that every practice owner should regularly conduct. The course will highlight the “practice assessment” tools available to CDA members, and the supplemental resources that will not only help you “diagnose” the problems, but more importantly “treatment plan” the solutions.  And once you have your practice’s “treatment plan” in hand, the actual work of implementing the changes begins.  The course will address when it’s time to bring on a consultant to manage the implementation and help train the dental team.

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Online Reputation Management Webinar
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Featured Blog

Dental practices should keep abreast of disease outbreaks in their community, especially aerosol transmissible diseases.  A dental practice’s ATD screening procedure should include questions on patient’s potential exposure to measles. Following is the most recent news release from the state Department of Public Health.

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