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Begin your dental career with CDA on your side. As a new dentist, CDA membership gives you access to valuable resources for the business side of practice, one-on-one expert support to guide you through your early years and beyond and a hands-on role in organized dentistry.

When you join CDA as a recent dental school graduate, you also become a member of the ADA and your local dental society. This tripartite membership offers support and guidance for every stage of your career. Discover the savings, support and solution we’ve designed to help you navigate your new profession.

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CDA Career Center

Enhance your search with our comprehensive Career Center. Connect with new career opportunities faster with a free resume review, alerts on relevant job listings, career tips and more.

EXPERT SUPPORT

Tap into a full Resource Library and access tools designed to guide you through the business side of practice, including a new dentist toolkit and our newest resource, Associate Dentist 101: Finding Your Career Path.

EXCLUSIVE DEALS

Access exclusive deals for new dentists, including generous discounts on liability coverage through The Dentists Insurance Company, dental supplies from TDSC.com, and members-only savings through CDA’s Endorsed Services.

Lasting connections

Join the social conversation with our vibrant dental community on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and stay ahead of emerging issues  in CDA’s Newsroom. Plus, keep pace with clinical insights in the Journal.  

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CDA News

UCLA dental student shares his secret to overcoming minor setbacks

Every month, CDA highlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know Guo Chin Hung of UCLA School of Dentistry's class of 2024.

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CalHealthCares California dentists can apply for up to $300K in CalHealthCares educational loan repayment or practice support grant

Eligible California dentists can once again apply through CalHealthCares for up to $300K in either an educational loan repayment or practice support grant up to $300,000 in exchange for making a Medi-Cal service commitment.

Jennifer Stone DMD, MPH
Recipient of 2022 Student Loan Repayment Grant

CDA Foundation logo in top right corner ‘Simply treating a tooth is inadequate’ – Recipient of Student Loan Repayment Grant has visionary long-term goal

The CDA Foundation awarded Dr. Stone just over $103,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for her commitment to maintain an overall patient caseload of at least 30% Medi-Cal patients for at least two years in either a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area or an underserved worksite.

Not yet a CDA member?

Explore the benefits and join today for the best membership value. Apply online or call 800.232.7645 to speak to a member representative.

*First-year TDIC Professional Liability coverage rates are $50 in California. Rates depicted are for new and never practiced dentists, licensed within the last twelve months and are valid for $1M/$3M coverage amounts. Rates increase until a mature policy is reached.