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CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry virtual convention kicks off May 13 with more than 60 C.E. courses, including exciting courses developed by CDA’s Practice Support and Public Affairs teams. The courses will offer prudent guidance and tips on employment practices, patient communication and dental benefit contracts, and all are designed to strengthen dental teams.
Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte is sharing exciting details about CDA’s new series of virtual events and CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, returning this spring.
Practice owners and dental team members can now look forward to exploring new education opportunities year-round through CDA’s new virtual event series. The series lets dental teams learn, connect with peers and earn continuing education from any remote location at convenient times that fit their schedules.
Watch Dr. Tippett-Whyte as she discusses financial relief opportunities for practice owners. She's providing details about the PPP second draw loan, CalHealthCares' extended application deadline and a new initiative aimed at securing financial relief from dental plans for dental practices during future emergencies.
Reflecting on their experiences over the last few months, CDA members Faith Barreyro, DMD, Cynthia Brattesani, DDS, and Zoe Huang, DDS, share what they’ve learned as practice owners who are leading their dental teams through the pandemic.
With an increasing demand for dental assistants throughout California, CDA is encouraging member dentists to consider transferable skills while recruiting and hiring. Smile Crew CA aims to create a pool of qualified candidates by targeting job seekers who have been displaced from service roles with adaptable skills that would make them a viable dental assistant.
The California Dental Association has launched a new recruitment campaign, Smile Crew of California, designed to highlight the careers in dental assisting and create a pool of qualified candidates to help CDA members who are seeking to fill hundreds of dental assistant job openings.
In a strategic effort to aid members in growing their careers and building their practice teams, CDA has launched a robust online career center for both employers and job seekers. While job listings have long been among the most popular sections of CDA’s website, the new platform provides more intuitive search tools along with actionable guidance.
Richard Barnes, DDS, reflects on three ways his membership has impacted his career.
CDA held its first Virtual Membership Meeting this week to answer members’ most pressing questions about returning to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kerry K. Carney, DDS
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