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Leadership Corner: Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte highlights the value of being a CDA member

March 18, 2021 2798

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From exclusive practice support resources to comprehensive COVID-19 guidance, Dr. Tippett-Whyte is highlighting the many benefits of being a CDA member.

Below is a transcript of her remarks: 

Hello, I’m Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte, president of the California Dental Association and welcome to this week’s Leadership Corner.

The time to renew your CDA membership is winding down and I want to make sure you have every opportunity to keep the member-only benefits that you rely on every day.

Having you as an active member of the CDA community exemplifies what it means to have strength in numbers. Together, we’re able to call for change and act on the issues that deeply affect the dental profession.

So, what CDA is doing for you? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA has fiercely advocated for the safety, productivity, education and financial well-being of California dental professionals.

From paving a pathway to licensure for California dental students, locking in two state-supply PPE distributions and fighting for dental teams to be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine — everything we do is to protect and support the future of dentistry.

And we’re continuously developing new ways to offer you more educational opportunities, such as our new monthly virtual events and the CDA Presents virtual convention, which is bringing more than 60 continuing education courses right to you.

If you have not already watched the CDA Membership video, I encourage you to do so today. It is fabulous and highlights many of the benefits of your CDA membership! Find the video at

As a member, you also have access to exclusive benefits and valuable programs that are designed to help you safely manage your practice, staff and patients.

By renewing your membership, you’ll maintain access to:

  • Practice support resources to help you navigate the ins and outs of managing a dental practice.
  • COVID-19 guidance to make sure your dental team has the proper training and resources to safely care for patients.
  • Employment programs to help you build and maintain a strong dental team and much more.

Members are the lifeblood of CDA and as your president, I will continue to advocate on your behalf to promote and strengthen our core values and provide the services our members need to strengthen their practices and build a bridges of practice success.

Together we can achieve so much more. Be sure to renew your membership today. Visit to see what’s new for you in 2021. 

I look forward to bringing you additional updates throughout the year. Meanwhile, stay healthy, stay safe, be well and look for your opportunity to build a bridge. Thank you.