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The California Dental Association in August received recognition from the American Dental Association in three membership categories, including “most improved active member retention rate” among state associations with more than 7,500 active licensed dentists.
Graduation celebrations are looking a lot different this year as many schools continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty and attendees’ families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other universities that have postponed in-person ceremonies to promote social distancing, the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored its graduating class in a virtual awards ceremony.
Get to know CDA’s May Student Spotlight, Michael Nedjat-Haiem from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry class of 2020.
The Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine hosted its first digital commencement ceremony to honor the class of 2020.
CDA is offering online courses and live webinars to help dentists and their teams obtain required C.E. credits. The increase in course offerings follows the change in plans for CDA’s biannual education convention CDA Presents, which was scheduled to take place in May in Anaheim but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the webinar topics were previously scheduled for CDA Presents.
“I see CDA now and into the future as being limitless in what we can produce and do for our members.” While reflecting on CDA’s momentous milestone of 150 years in organized dentistry, Richard Nagy, DDS, president of the California Dental Association, looks ahead — optimistic about what’s next for the organization and its 27,000 members.
Get to know CDA’s March Student Spotlight, Pouya Ansari from the Western University College of Dental Medicine class of 2022.
The March issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association commemorates CDA’s 150th year with articles on the history of the organization and the roles medicine, technology, dental education and societal needs play in shaping the future of dentistry and oral health. The issue also features articles on the future of organized dentistry.