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Dental Benefit Plans

Use our resources to navigate the requirements of provider agreements, file dental claims and better understand your appeal rights as a dentist. If you experience challenges, you can submit your dental benefit plan issues online for review.

Medi-Cal Dental Program Handbook

This is a handbook contains summary of key information and requirements of the Medi-Cal Dental Program program.

Clinical Chart Documentation Guidelines

This guide demonstrates patient record best practices. Thorough and accurate patient records are one of your most important tools for telling the story of what happens during treatment.

Evaluating Dental Benefit Plans Checklist

Checklist to help guide a dentist in determining if participation with a new plan fits their model/scope of dentistry, and what to review when evaluating existing plans accepted in the dentist.

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Resource Library

Access an online library of downloadable articles, guides, templates, checklists and forms.

Dental Benefit Plan News

CDA-sponsored bill signed into law, improves dental plan disclosures for dentists, patients

In a victory for California dentists and their patients, Gov. Newsom has signed CDA-sponsored legislation that will help dental offices communicate the details of dental plan coverage to their patients. Plans also will be required to disclose whether a patient’s plan is state or federally regulated.

Adding a new dentist or utilizing locum tenens? Here’s how to inform benefit plans and submit accurate claims

CDA’s experts answer members’ questions about adding a new dentist or utilizing locum tenens and the accompanying considerations for the dentist’s working relationship with dental benefit plans. 

Virtual membership meeting highlights CDA’s efforts to ease members’ dental plan challenges

In a live virtual meeting on May 10, members learned about CDA’s litigation against Delta Dental of California and key legislation to improve dental plan transparency and coverage. The presenters also highlighted tools and resources available to CDA members to help ease dental plan frustrations and challenges.