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Our Story

1870

Bold Beginning

The California Dental Association is founded by a small group of dentists.

1973

Unification

Northern & Southern California unify into one membership organization.

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1980

Taking Action

The Dentists Insurance Company is formed by a bold group of CDA members.

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2001

Creating Smiles

The CDA Foundation is established to improve the oral health of all Californians.

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2015

Empowering Dentists

The Dentists Supply Company is built to bring members collective buying power.

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2020

Innovating & Growing

CDA will celebrate a 150-year legacy of serving dentists in the Golden State.

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For nearly 150 years, we’ve been on the forefront of advocacy, education, practice support and community engagement. See what we’re doing now and how we help dentists to be ready for what’s next.