The California dental benefits marketplace is shifting rapidly as a consequence of broad market forces, as well as the implications of national health care reform. CDA continually scans the health care environment to better understand the issues impacting consumers and our members, to help dentists navigate in a changing environment, and to help sustain the financing and delivery systems in which dentists can most effectively provide quality oral health care to their patients.
CDA has a dedicated team of professionals whose purpose is to advocate for the profession. Part of that team’s responsibility is to sponsor legislation at the Capitol that addresses important issues related to dental benefits.
See a list of CDA-sponsored dental benefits legislation.
Dental benefits issue submission
In 2019, CDA revised the process for collecting dental benefit challenges our members are experiencing in their practices. Through this quick, easy and secure process, CDA will provide expert assistance to members to address their individual issues, while also collect and utilize the collected data to evaluate legislative or legal opportunities to further assist our members when dealing with dental plans.
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CDA convened task forces in 2012 and 2018 to improve member understanding of the dental benefits market on the following topics: cost, scope of coverage, consumer demand and payment policies of dental benefit plans; current market trends; economic factors affecting dentist participation in plan networks; opportunities to enhance dentists’ leverage in contractual arrangements with dental plans; and, assess and ensure that dental plan coverage and payment policies promote necessary care and optimal treatment of patients. This knowledge further allows CDA to better advocate for policies that will enhance the position of dentists and their patients.