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New Dentists

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

‘If you weren’t ready, you wouldn’t be here’ Western University dental student shares how she stays motivated when she feels lost

Every month, CDA spotlights a student from one of California’s seven dental schools. Get to know Auva Ravanpey from Western University of Health Sciences class of 2024.

Four loan repayment and scholarship opportunities for California dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, students

Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental and hygiene students in California may be eligible for financial assistance via loan repayment or a scholarship through the Department of Health Care Access and Information. The programs are open now with deadlines in the fall.

Eligible California dentists, RDHs can apply by Sept. 15 for educational loan repayment

Licensed general and pediatric dentists, RDHs and other health care providers who practice in a federally designated health professional shortage area can apply by Sept. 15 for loan repayment through the California State Loan Repayment Program. 

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.