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CDA Update

CDA members and California’s dental community turn to our association for timely, trusted information about current and developing issues in dentistry. The Update provides resources and guidance on topics affecting dentists, their patients and their profession, including dental benefit plans, regulatory compliance, legislation and advocacy, patient safety and practice management.

The Update is no longer printed and delivered by mail; however, you can explore our archive of issues from the past 12 months of publication. Find the latest dentistry-specific news, resources and guidance online and through our e-newsletters.

Lessons learned: Dental practice owners reflect on the COVID-19 era

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.

Seeking a dental assistant? Consider transferable skills while recruiting and hiring

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.  

Smile Crew of California: CDA launches dental assistant career recruitment campaign

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. 

New Career Center on cda.org connects employers and job seekers, builds dentistry employment pipeline

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.

‘It does not cost to be a CDA member; it pays to be a CDA member’

Richard Barnes, DDS, reflects on three ways his membership has impacted his career.

CDA hosts virtual member meeting to answer member questions about returning to practice

CDA held its first Virtual Membership Meeting this week to answer members’ most pressing questions about returning to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.