CDA Presents

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is CDA’s premier convention experience, encompassing dynamic speakers, an extensive tradeshow, numerous C.E. credit opportunities, and exciting social events in the heart of world-class destinations.

C.E. certificates available soon for completed CDA Presents Anaheim 2019 courses
05/20/2019
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry concluded May 18 in Anaheim with thousands of dentists, dental team members and students attending for the continuing education courses and workshops. C.E. certificates will be available within three weeks after the convention. Everyone who completed C.E. courses at the convention should expect to receive an email notification that they can log in with their CDA user ID and password to access their certificates.
Download the new CDA app to optimize your CDA Presents experience
05/15/2019
If you’re heading to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry May 16-18 in Anaheim, download the new CDA app (on Apple’s App Store or Google Play) to access your course handouts, receive real-time updates, navigate the exhibit hall floor and much more — right from your mobile device. The app can also be used to verify C.E. course scans, while a live “show feed” keeps you informed of schedule changes and other important announcements.
Dental product launches, convention specials in store for CDA Presents attendees
05/08/2019
On exhibit May 16-18 at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will be the latest in dental innovation from over 550 companies, and several dozen of them will launch brand-new products and services at the Anaheim meeting. “Not only are there cool new products and cost-saving specials to be found but countless opportunities to connect with your peers and have some fun,” said Claire Tyler, DDS, CDA Presents Board of Managers chair.
The Spot, now in two locations at CDA Presents, offers up to 35 free lectures
04/10/2019
The Spot Educational Theaters at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim will offer free one-hour lectures by industry experts during exhibit-hall hours all three days of the convention. With two locations of The Spot, attendees can attend up to 35 free lectures covering topics ranging from ethics to informed consent and from student loan refinancing to chronic wound therapy. Many lectures offer one unit of C.E. credit.
Promising changes for providers: Demystifying the state dental program
04/02/2019
Dentists who want to better understand recent changes to the Medi-Cal Dental Program, including the substantial rate increases and a streamlined application process for providers, can attend a course this May at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. The course is hosted by CDA Public Affairs and is intended both for current and potential providers.
Deadline ahead to provide new sexual harassment prevention training to employees
03/25/2019
A state law that took effect early this year requires that employers with five or more employees provide qualified sexual harassment prevention training no later than Jan. 1, 2020. Practice owners can achieve this new training requirement by registering their dental teams for one or two courses offered this May at CDA Presents in Anaheim.
Intensive oral surgery workshop at CDA Presents: What will it cover?
03/14/2019
Faced with limited space in the CDA Presents program, Ronald P. Morris, DDS, MS, found it challenging to adequately cover the learning outcomes of the oral surgery workshop he’ll teach this May at the Anaheim convention. After all, the two-day workshop spans a total of 18 hours and is formidably titled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Oral Surgery but Were Afraid To Ask.”
Discussion panel, cadaver implantology workshop lead course lineup for CDA Presents
02/26/2019
Two highlights of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry this May in Anaheim will be a lively and informative Q&A panel discussion featuring recognized leaders in restorative dentistry and a two-part hands-on workshop on implant placement and bone grafting using cadavers. “Cadaveric Hands-On Implant Placement and Bone-Grafting Workshop” is geared for dentists of all skills levels, from basic to advanced.
Restorative-dentistry courses lined up for CDA Presents
02/11/2019
With its educational focus on restorative dentistry, the upcoming CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will provide more than the usual number of opportunities to learn about restorative materials, processes and techniques. The May 16-18 convention in Anaheim offers at least 20 restorative-centered lectures and workshops, including an interactive panel discussion featuring national leaders in the field.
Anaheim convention is the pre-eminent C.E. event for dentists in 2019
01/16/2019
Dentists will have more than the usual number of opportunities to learn about restorative materials, processes and techniques at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry May 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center. With its educational focus on restorative dentistry, the convention will offer more than 16 lectures and workshops, including an engaging panel discussion featuring leaders in the field.
01/08/2019

Get a fresh perspective on CDA Presents in Anaheim

Explore the nation’s premier dental convention this spring. Expand your skills in practice management and clinical care while engaging with your dentistry community. Whether you’re new to dentistry or a seasoned professional, resources and experts to support your professional goals are waiting for you in Anaheim

  • Expand your skills with 175+ C.E. courses and hands-on workshops
  • Explore innovations and convention-exclusive deals from 550+ exhibitors
  • Engage with your peers through networking and teambuilding opportunities

As you make your plans, be sure to register by the April 26 early-bird deadline to save your spot at your preferred courses and events.

Make your Anaheim 2019 plans today.

CDA Presents attendees can access their C.E. certificates soon
09/10/2018
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry concluded Sept. 8 in San Francisco. About three weeks after the convention, all who completed C.E. courses can expect to receive an email notification that C.E. certificates are available and can log in to access them using their CDA user ID and password. Attendees who do not have a CDA user ID and password will simply need to sign up as a new user and may want to get a head start by signing up now.
Five reasons to visit CDA's Member Benefits Center
09/07/2018
CDA members have ongoing access to dedicated experts and resources to support their practice goals throughout the year. At CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, members can connect to those experts one-on-one at the Member Benefits Center in booth 811 and enjoy special offers available only at the convention. Here’s what members can do at the Member Benefits Center.
Download the CDA app for the best CDA Presents experience
09/06/2018
If you’re heading to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Sept. 6-8 in San Francisco, download the new CDA app (from Apple’s App Store or Google Play) to access your course handouts, receive real-time updates, navigate the exhibit hall floor and much more — right from your mobile device. Or, if you already have the Anaheim 2018 app on your phone, simply update the app to access content for the San Francisco convention.
CDA Presents course will explain promising changes to state's dental program
08/21/2018
Promising changes to the Medi-Cal dental program, including substantial rate increases and a streamlined provider application that saves applicants significant time, are making it more enticing for dentists to become Denti-Cal providers. Now, dentists have an opportunity to learn the details about these changes and additional Denti-Cal program investments at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in September.
New TDIC seminar addresses nerve injury risks
08/20/2018
Poor documentation, failure to immediately disclose to a patient that an unexpected treatment outcome occurred and failure to immediately refer the patient to a specialist were common trends noted in a five-year analysis by The Dentists Insurance Company. The results of this analysis formed the basis for a new TDIC seminar “Pain and Perception: Reducing Nerve Injury Risks,” which launches in September at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Join the TDSC excitement at CDA Presents
08/16/2018
CDA’s newest subsidiary, The Dentists Supply Company, is coming to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. At the Member Benefits Center inside the convention’s exhibit hall, attendees will be able to experience tdsc.com, a site designed to deliver members savings and free shipping on dental supplies. The TDSC team will also be on-site with exciting promotions and giveaways exclusive to the San Francisco convention.
Free lectures at The Spot cover regulatory compliance, employment law and more
08/14/2018
This September at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, The Spot Educational Theater will host free one-hour lectures nearly every hour on the hour beginning at 10 a.m. all three days of the convention. Among the scheduled lecturers are CDA Practice Support’s four analysts who provide expert guidance in the areas of dental benefits, employment practices, practice management and regulatory compliance.
Product launches, show specials await dentists at CDA Presents
08/07/2018
An impressive roster of dental products and services from more than 400 exhibiting companies will be on display in September at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Attendees who explore the exhibit hall floor can expect to find every product category represented. Show specials, daily raffles and booth giveaways also await dentists and their teams.
Forensic dentistry, pharmacology, oral pathology explored in CDA Presents lectures
07/24/2018
More than 150 lectures and workshops for dentists and their teams are lined up for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Sept. 6-8 in San Francisco. Nearly all courses are eligible for C.E. credit and span topics in clinical care, practice management and beyond. Highlighted here are just a few expert speakers and their courses.
From facial reconstruction to transplantation: Prosthodontist to discuss importance of teamwork
07/03/2018
In a featured lecture this September at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS, will speak about the importance of the surgical-prosthetic-industrial team approach in reconstruction, from the simplest examples to the most complex, including facial transplantation. He’ll discuss how the culmination of the team concept can be seen in the advances in composite tissue allograft surgery (facial transplantation) for the severest of facial deformities.
Early-bird registration ensures best pricing, course availability at CDA Presents
06/21/2018
More than 150 courses and workshops will be offered at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco Sept. 6-8, and attendees are encouraged to register early to take advantage of early-bird pricing, in effect through Aug. 9, and to secure their spot at popular events. “Facial Reconstruction to Facial Transplantation: Success Through a Team Approach” by Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS, is the San Francisco convention’s featured lecture. Read about more highlights of the San Francisco convention.
Optimize your CDA Presents experience — download the new CDA app
05/16/2018
If you’re heading to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry May 17-19 in Anaheim, download the new CDA app to access your course handouts, receive real-time updates, navigate the exhibit hall floor and much more — right from your mobile device. Download the free CDA app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
600 companies, 70-plus dental product launches and dozens of show specials
05/09/2018
Dentists and all members of the dental team who attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim May 17-19 will want to leave plenty of time in their schedules to tour the convention center’s exhibit hall floor for the latest dental innovations. “Every product category is represented on the floor — from abrasives and amalgamators to handpieces and X-ray machines,” said Mark Romanelli, DDS, CDA Presents Board of Managers chair.
CDA Presents is in Anaheim May 17-19
05/02/2018
If you’re heading to the Anaheim Convention Center for the nation’s premier dental convention, follow these tips to get the most out of the event — from finding your seat in ticketed courses to downloading the new CDA app to receiving your C.E. credits.
TDSC Marketplace on target for $1 million in savings by CDA Presents
04/26/2018
When CDA’s subsidiary The Dentists Service Company launched the TDSC Marketplace last year, it was with a bold mission: to deliver practice-changing savings on dental supplies to CDA members. Learn more about this new member benefit at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim May 17–19. Stop by CDA’s Member Benefits Center in booth 1102 of the convention exhibit hall, where the Marketplace team will showcase the site and help attendees “test drive” features.
Early-bird pricing extended for medical emergency management courses
04/23/2018
Three medical emergency training courses come to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim, May 17–19, answering a high demand from dentists and dental team members for hands-on training in medical emergency preparation and management to help ensure successful patient outcomes and reduce risk to the practice. The courses are led by Rick Ritt, EMT-P, MA, a paramedic for more than 35 years who has trained thousands of dentists and their staff, and are co-sponsored by TDIC.
Legislation, CDA Presents lecture, address prescription opioid abuse and CURES
04/16/2018
On the legislative front, in California alone, more than two dozen bills that address opioid prescription and misuse are working their way through the Legislature, including several by Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS. Meanwhile, CDA continues to provide education and resources on opioid prescribing to members and dentists throughout California. In May at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim, CDA Public Affairs will host “Clinical and Legal Considerations for Prescribing Controlled Substances.”
TDIC courses in May teach dentists how to reduce employment liability
04/02/2018
Attendees of the 2018 Anaheim CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will have a number of opportunities to learn about employment law and how to reduce employment liability risks in their practices. Sponsored by The Dentists Insurance Company, the workshop Caution and Control — Reducing Employment Liability will be presented all three days of the May meeting.
Live-dentistry workshops, lectures featured at CDA Presents
03/06/2018
For the first time, CDA is partnering with Nobel Biocare and Glidewell Dental to offer some innovative live-dentistry programs at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim this May. “CDA Presents has developed these formats in our continuing effort to bring new material, innovative presentation and exciting learning opportunities to our members,” said Mark J. Romanelli, DDS, CDA Presents Board of Managers chair.
Scientist Victor DeNoble to talk about tobacco industry's suppression of addiction research
02/19/2018
While working as a postdoctoral fellow doing addiction research in 1980, a young scientist was recruited by the research arm of tobacco company Philip Morris USA to build a secret lab and develop a cigarette that would eliminate or reduce cardiovascular risk in smokers. Reportedly, the scientists at Philip Morris had invented the molecules but had no way to test them. This is where the new recruit, Victor DeNoble, PhD, came in.
CDA Presents lectures will cover social media marketing strategies for every skill level
01/08/2018
Significant changes have occurred over the last 10 years in advertising and internet marketing, which means dental practices must adjust their strategies to reach potential patients. This May at CDA Presents Anaheim, author and international speaker Rita Zamora will lead two lectures designed to help dentists or their staff market their practice effectively through social media — no matter their current knowledge or skill level.
Member-exclusive savings add up to sizable dollars
11/10/2017
CDA members already know firsthand that their membership benefits can support them in navigating the business side of dentistry. From Practice Support resources to insurance products designed only for dentists, a full suite of tools is available to help practices be more competitive and efficient. Members also have access to programs that leverage CDA’s size and strength to save them money on dental supplies, insurance and education.
One app for one-stop planning at CDA Presents
08/23/2017
CDA Presents has arrived and the CDA mobile app makes it easier than ever for dentists and dental team members to locate lectures, workshops, speaker bios and other valuable information over the course of the convention, Aug. 24–26, in San Francisco. From a simplified drop-down menu, convention attendees can see a schedule of courses organized by event date, search an alphabetical listing of speakers and much more.
Helpful tips for a great CDA Presents experience
08/17/2017
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is coming up Aug. 24-26 in San Francisco. With more than 400 exhibitors and 150-plus C.E. courses and hands-on workshops, the convention offers a lot to see and experience. CDA provides the tools for attendees to use to successfully get around, maximize their time and make the most of their CDA Presents experience. Here are some tips to help make that happen.
Free lectures cover HIPAA compliance, patient dismissal
08/07/2017
Something is always happening at The Spot Educational Theater at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. In addition to offering convention attendees a place to sit and rest their feet, charge their phones and catch up on activity at the Social Hub, The Spot hosts free one-hour lectures every hour on the hour beginning at 9 a.m., with the last lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at noon Saturday.
Learn how to prepare for and manage emergencies at CDA Presents
08/04/2017
It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely wireless. It’s the SimMan — and this August at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, the dentist and entire dental team will have an opportunity to train with the high-fidelity simulation mannequin.
First-time exhibitors, product launches at CDA Presents
08/01/2017
More than 400 companies will showcase new technology and dental innovations in exhibit halls on the first and second levels of Moscone West for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry Aug. 24-26 in San Francisco. Convention-only pricing is available. Highlighted here are just a handful of the new products, including two from first-time CDA Presents exhibitors, that attendees can expect to discover in San Francisco.
CURES 'red flags' covered in San Francisco course
07/18/2017
Dentists prescribe approximately 11 percent of prescription opioids annually in the U.S. With this in mind, CDA Public Affairs is sponsoring a course to be held at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco this August that will help dental professionals understand their role in drug diversion programs, including the use of California’s prescription drug monitoring program known as CURES.
Dental teams can train to improve medical emergency response
07/10/2017
It demonstrates airway and breathing complications, comes with a host of cardiac and circulation features, offers IV and intraosseous access, can respond to medical interventions — from nasotracheal intubation to surgical cricothyrotomy — and it talks back and is completely wireless. It’s the SimMan — and this August at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, the dentist and entire dental team will have an opportunity to train with the high-fidelity simulation mannequin.
Otolaryngologist to join cadaver workshop at CDA Presents
06/12/2017
A popular workshop at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry that uses cone beam computed tomography to preview and identify head and neck anatomy prior to and during dissection will return to the San Francisco convention this fall — with an added element. Joining Homayon Asadi, DDS, and David Hatcher, DDS, as a lecturer will be Nancy Appelblatt, MD, for a new focus on temporomandibular joint dysfunction and airway-related anatomy and disorders.
How to get the most out of CDA Presents Anaheim
05/03/2017
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is just around the corner, May 4-6 in Anaheim. Below are some suggestions to help attendees ensure they register with ease, find their way around, not miss a course or special event and generally make the meeting an educational — and memorable — one.
Workgroup monitors ACA reform efforts for CDA members
05/03/2017
CDA has assembled a group of volunteer dentists to monitor the impact of federal ACA reform efforts on behalf of CDA members. Since December 2016, this workgroup has been gathering information and meeting regularly with policymakers to assess the potential impact on California dentists of all federal proposals to repeal, amend or replace the ACA. In addition, a course offered at CDA Presents Anaheim will discuss the potential impact of the ACA reform on consumers and the dental profession.
Using report data to improve the dental practice
05/01/2017
Dental practice owners and office managers can feel overwhelmed by the number, purpose and complexity of reports that their practice management software generates. CDA Practice Support is responding to calls from members by offering a free one-hour lecture at CDA Presents The Art of Science and Dentistry in Anaheim to help practice owners and office managers review eight key reports to evaluate successes and identify inefficiencies within the practice.
Course helps dentists respond to opioid abuse epidemic
04/18/2017
Dentists prescribe approximately 11 percent of prescription opioids annually in the U.S. A course at CDA Presents in Anaheim will help dental professionals understand the ever-growing problem of prescription drug abuse and dentists' role in drug diversion programs, including the use of California's prescription drug monitoring program known as CURES, Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System.
Get answers from Practice Support experts at CDA Presents
04/14/2017
Addressing patients’ clinical needs is what every dentist is taught in dental school. What a dentist is not taught is how to run a small business with employees and how to navigate patients’ benefit plans. CDA Practice Support experts will be on-site at CDA Presents Anaheim, at the Member Benefits Center, to answer members’ questions about dental benefits, employment and regulatory issues. Additionally, each expert will present a free one-hour lecture at The Spot Educational Theater. Topics include the dental benefits grievance process, HIPAA compliance essentials and lesser known employment laws.
Guidance on reducing employment practices liability
04/12/2017
At CDA Presents Anaheim, attendees will have an opportunity to take advantage of several offerings from The Dentists Insurance Company, including a TDIC Risk Management seminar on reducing employment liability. California dentists who attend the seminar will earn 3.0 Category II C.E. units and TDIC policyholders will receive a 5 percent discount* on their TDIC Professional Liability premium for two years.
Innovative products to launch at CDA Presents
04/05/2017
Dental products and services from nearly 600 companies will fill 130,000 square feet of exhibit hall space at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry this May at the Anaheim Convention Center. And many exhibiting companies will launch new products at the meeting. Dentists and their team members will want to explore the exhibit hall to take a first look at the latest technological innovations. Read here about a few of them.
Two ways to learn about Denti-Cal improvements in Anaheim
04/04/2017
The California Department of Health Care Services will present two different programs at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry this year that highlight the incentive opportunities available through the Dental Transformation Initiative and provide insight on how to successfully navigate the most common challenges Denti-Cal providers face.
Creating office harmony to improve the patient experience
03/27/2017
A strong relationship between the front and back office is a great value to every practice, yet it is often difficult to cultivate. How staff interacts with the patients is just as important as how staff interacts with each other. Learn how to bridge the gap between the front and back office at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. “The Winning Team — Front and Back Office” takes place Saturday, May 6, at The Spot on the exhibit hall floor.
Top speakers to lead CDA Presents lectures
02/20/2017
Dental professionals can always count on learning from the biggest names in dentistry at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, and the speaker lineup for the Anaheim convention in May is no exception. The CDA Presents planning committee has selected speakers who will not only help dentists build and hone their skills using the latest technology, but inspire them to succeed in every aspect of their practices.
Navigating CDA Presents now easier than ever
02/15/2017
A recent update of the CDA mobile app will help dentists and dental team members locate lectures, workshops and other events and information relating to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, CDA’s biannual convention that offers dental professionals around the world opportunities to earn C.E. and learn about the latest products and services.
Fast-format presentation to examine dental trends
02/02/2017
Through a dynamic, fast-format presentation at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim this May, audience members will have an opportunity to hear a panel of industry experts share insights on emerging dental trends that are shaping how dentists practice. Moderated by Jeff J. Brucia, DDS, the panel will address the future state of practice models, financing, consumers and more in a “PechaKucha” format.
Two 'Spots' for twice the free learning
01/05/2017
New this year for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry: The Spot educational theater has expanded to include a second location on the exhibit hall floor. Now, CDA Presents attendees will have nearly twice the number of opportunities to catch free one-hour lectures.
View CDA Presents courses on-demand, earn C.E.
10/10/2016
For those who missed attending a course at CDA Presents in San Francisco, four individual courses are available for purchase on-demand at CDA’s multimedia library. An “Entire Conference” package is also available. Dental professionals who seek additional learning opportunities may purchase correspondence courses from conventions dating back to the 2014 CDA Presents in Anaheim.
See live photos from #cdaSF, win CDA swag!
09/09/2016
Don’t miss the latest photos and updates as events unfold at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Throughout the convention, attendees are encouraged to use the #cdaSF hashtag when sharing their CDA Presents-related posts on social media. Tagged posts will then appear in the CDA Presents Social Hub.
Open lecture to use 3-D photographs to educate dentists
09/05/2016
An open interactive seminar at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco will review oral lesions and dental therapeutics that oral care providers commonly encounter in a community practice. Presented by Samson Ng, BSc(Pharm), MSc, DMD, the seminar will use 3-D photographs to help educate dentists.
Lecture at CDA Presents to cover ins and outs of Denti-Cal
08/29/2016
A retooled and refocused lecture on the Denti-Cal program will take place at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco in September. Presented by CDA’s Public Policy department and the California Department of Health Care Services, “The Ins and Outs of California’s Denti-Cal Program” will highlight the many recent improvements to Denti-Cal.
Prescription drug abuse lecture at CDA Presents
08/18/2016
A lecture will be held at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco to help dentists navigate the professional responsibilities and regulatory requirements of pain management and opioid diversion.
Join conversations on dental benefits at CDA Presents
08/12/2016
At the 2016 CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco, CDA will engage in conversation with representatives of the dental benefits industry about the likely future direction of dental benefits, the payment policies that challenge dental practices today and the practical approaches in the dental office to successfully administer patients’ dental benefits.
Developing a budget for a dental practice
08/11/2016
The first step to better efficiency in a dental practice is staying on a budget. Dentists, as small-business owners, need to make sure their practices are successful and, as health care providers, need to be able to provide care to their patient base.
New products to be showcased at CDA Presents
08/09/2016
Dentists who are looking for the latest technology, products and services in dentistry will find it all on the exhibit hall floor at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Expand dental practice through telehealth
08/02/2016
Dentists interested in learning how to provide telehealth dental care can attend a lecture and workshop presented by Paul Glassman, DDS, MBA, at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco Sept. 8-10.
How to run effective office meetings
07/22/2016
Dental practices interested in boosting team building and communication should attend a couple of key lectures at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco Sept. 8-10.
Headlining speakers to educate CDA Presents attendees
07/08/2016
Dental professionals from around the world attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances in the industry, earn C.E. and network. In the process, they hear from some of dentistry's most captivating speakers, which will be the case at CDA Presents in San Francisco on Sept. 8-10.
Lectures tailored for new dentists at CDA Presents
06/21/2016
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco have a number of lectures and workshops to choose from during the convention set for Sept. 8-10 at Moscone South in San Francisco. New dentists specifically have several options that are designed to provide them with valuable information as they launch their careers in dentistry.
Head and neck dissection workshop at CDA Presents
06/09/2016
An inaugural dissection workshop using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to preview and identify head and neck anatomy prior to and during dissection will take place during the Sept. 8-10 CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.
CDA Presents highlights innovative courses
05/17/2016
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry recently took place at the Anaheim Convention Center. The May 12-14 event featured more than 200 educational courses and 575 exhibitors demonstrating new techniques and innovative products and services for dentists.
Visit the CDA Presents Social Hub
05/12/2016
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim can visit the Social Hub during the May 12-14 convention to follow live tweets, photos, videos and much more.
Five things CDA Presents attendees must know
05/02/2016
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is less than two weeks away — taking place May 12-14 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The convention is a dentist’s ticket to up-to-date clinical and technological advancements, an extensive exhibit hall, C.E. opportunities, networking and fun.
New dental products to launch at CDA Presents
04/14/2016
Dentists who are looking for the latest technology, products and services in dentistry will find it on the exhibit hall floor at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. Approximately 575 companies will occupy the 130,000 square feet of exhibit space at CDA Presents in Anaheim and some of those companies are launching products at the convention.
Dental benefits subject tackled at CDA Presents
03/31/2016
The dental benefits market has undergone considerable changes in recent years. These changes have been reflected in shifting payment policies by dental benefit plans. And dental practices have been challenged to adjust as well.
CDA Presents to offer live-streaming C.E. courses
03/15/2016
As one of the top dental conventions in the nation, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is a trusted source for continuing education, and that is why the way dentists can participate is being expanded.
Don't forget to earn your 5 percent TDIC discount
03/09/2016
TDIC Professional Liability policyholders whose risk management premium discount expires soon should register for their last chance to complete TDIC's current risk management seminar, Beyond the Science: Patient emotions in dentistry.
Dental schools to highlight latest research at CDA Presents
03/03/2016
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry can expect to experience the latest in cutting-edge techniques and technology. At the Anaheim meeting on May 12-14, those interested in hearing about current research taking place at California's dental schools will have the opportunity to hear it from the professionals doing the research themselves.
A dentist's role in reporting child, elder abuse
03/02/2016
Abuse represents a spectrum of behavior. It is repetitive in nature and fatal abuse is often preceded by minor manifestations of maltreatment, which could be overlooked by dentists and their staff. Under California law, each person licensed by the Dental Board of California and Dental Hygiene Committee of California is a “mandated reporter” for known or suspected abuse or neglect of a child, elder or dependent adult and incidents of violence.
New dentists to chart course at CDA Presents
02/19/2016
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim have countless educational and informative courses to choose from during the convention May 12-14 at the Anaheim Convention Center. That is especially true for new dentists with limited experiences at CDA Presents. New dentists, who graduated from dental school within the past 10 years, now have an opportunity to chart their own courses by choosing peer-recommended lectures and workshops geared toward practice management and clinical expertise.
Top industry speakers line up for CDA Presents
02/09/2016
Dental professionals from around the world attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances in the industry, earn C.E. and network. In the process, they hear from some of dentistry’s most captivating speakers, which will be the case at CDA Presents in Anaheim on May 12-14.
Get a close-up look at the facial structure at CDA Presents
01/21/2016
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry attendees will get a firsthand look at the key anatomical relationships in the orofacial region, which are essential to a detailed examination. During the workshop titled Anatomy of the Masticatory System: Clinical Application and Dissection, Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, will lead dentists during a detailed dissection of the superficial structures of the oral cavity, paranasal region, face, the masticatory musculature and the temporomandibular joint.
Learn about stem cell tooth regeneration advancements
01/11/2016
If a child is playing a sport and gets hit in the mouth with a ball causing a fractured tooth, the current treatment for regenerative endodontics is apexification. Kenneth Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, chair of Endodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, says the success rate of this procedure for immature teeth is around 77 percent, but that there is an increasingly popular procedure that creates nearly a 100 percent success rate at saving the tooth.
CDA supports, protects dentistry in 2015
12/14/2015
CDA is helping member dentists meet today's challenges of practicing the way they want, providing excellent care to their patients and giving back to their communities. Here are highlights of those achievements in 2015.
Laser certification available at CDA Presents
12/10/2015
The CDA Presents Board of Managers strives to provide attendees the information they need to make sure their business runs smoothly and their patients receive the best care possible. That is why they have added a unique new opportunity to obtain a laser certification at the May 12-14 CDA Presents convention in Anaheim.
5 social media tips for dental practices
09/10/2015
Brad Newman, a leader in marketing and business development for dental offices, spoke to CDA Update staff during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco about how dentists can best market themselves online using a variety of social media sites. Newman discussed how to maintain a social media conversation that is "fresh, likeable and targeted for the right audience" and shared five social media tips for dental practices.
Dugoni: 'Live beyond the nine-by-nine operatory'
09/02/2015

Arthur A. Dugoni, DDS, MSD, recently spoke at the CDA student networking event at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. During his speech, he challenged the dental students to do more than practice dentistry after they graduate. He urged them to make a difference in their profession and in their communities.

Managing dental conditions of the boomer generation
08/28/2015
CDA Presents lecturer Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd, recently spoke to CDA Update staff about how to manage patients of the boomer generation. Low said dentists need to understand who the boomer generation is, how they like to pay for services, the chronic inflammatory diseases they deal with and how their expectations for treatment are managed.
Physical theft most common data breach in practices
08/25/2015
The most common type of data breaches in health care settings, including dental practices, is physical breaches. This is unique when compared to other industries. Specifically, more than half of the data breaches in health care settings are a result of devices being physically stolen from a practice, car, home or elsewhere according to the California Department of Justice.
Dentists updated on the latest in dentistry at CDA Presents
08/24/2015
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry recently took place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The Aug. 20 to 22 event featured more than 200 educational courses and 375 exhibitors demonstrating new techniques and innovative products and services for dentists.
See live photos from #cdaSF
08/21/2015
Those who don't want to miss out on any of the action during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco can visit the Social Hub for all of the latest photos. CDA staff is posting attendee photos from Moscone South as they are collected at the Aug. 20-22 event and posting them on the Social Hub at cdapresents.com/socialhub. See Thursday's #cdaSF photo contest winner now.
CDA Presents must-know information for attendees
08/19/2015
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will take place Aug. 20 to 22 at Moscone South in San Francisco. The three-day convention will feature more than 200 educational courses and 375 exhibitors demonstrating new techniques and innovative products and services for dentists. Here is key information for attendees.
Live-streaming C.E. courses at CDA Presents
08/17/2015
Dovetailing off the success in Anaheim, there will be live-streaming C.E. courses available at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry San Francisco. The live-streaming programs feature world-renowned speakers presenting in the area of restorative dentistry.
TDIC offers tips on patient dismissal at CDA Presents
08/06/2015
There is a right way and a wrong way to withdraw from providing dental care, which will be the topic of a lecture at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry

in San Francisco on Aug. 20. The lecture, titled “Dismissing a Patient: When Is It OK?” will be led by Yasica Cormier, TDIC risk management analyst, at The Spot from 2 to 3 p.m.

Examining oral cancer detection technologies
07/23/2015
There are a variety of ways dentists can enhance an oral cancer screening examination in terms of adding available technology to enhance the oral cancer screening. Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco will get a firsthand look at how technologies in this area have changed over the last several years and how new technologies can be included in their practices.
Get tips on cyber security for your practice
07/08/2015
Providing the best care possible to patients is what is top of mind for dentists, but as patient records transition into the digital age they also have to think about protecting patient data. From crypto-ransomware, which attempts to extort money from dentists in exchange for their hacked patient records, to theft of computers and flash drives, dentists must take the proper steps to make sure they aren’t putting their patients and their practices at risk.
06/29/2015
Dental professionals from around the world attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry to learn about the latest clinical and technological advances in the industry, earn C.E. and network. In the process, they hear from some of dentistry’s most captivating speakers, which will be the case at CDA Presents in San Francisco on Aug. 20 to 22.
CDA offers dissection workshop to dentists
06/02/2015
Dentists who would like to step back into the classroom to gain a better understanding of the anatomy of the human body and how it relates to dentistry will want to attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Role of dentists in reducing prescription drug abuse
05/14/2015
In California, more than 1 billion dosage units of hydrocodone combination products were dispensed in the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to the state’s Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). What's more, approximately 100 percent of the hydrocodone use worldwide occurs in the U.S., according to Tony J. Park, PharmD, JD, who co-hosted a lecture on the topic at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim on May 2.
Video: Tips on how to improve your dental photography
05/07/2015
Richard Young, DDS, is an expert in dental photography. He co-directs Loma Linda University School of Dentistry's D3 esthetics program. Young also practices full time, focusing on esthetic dentistry. In this video, he provides some tips on how dentists and the dental staff can improve their dental photography.
Everything CDA Presents attendees need to know
04/29/2015
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will take place April 30 to May 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We have compiled a list of key locations and times throughout the three-day convention that will help attendees plan their visit and make sure they get the most out of the experience.
CDA Presents to offer live streaming C.E. courses
04/09/2015
As one of the top dental conventions in the nation, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is a trusted source for continuing education, and that is why the way dentists can participate is being expanded. New to CDA Presents in Anaheim will be a set of C.E. courses that will be streamed live. The live-streaming programs feature world-renowned speakers presenting in the area of restorative dentistry.
New products to fill exhibit hall at CDA Presents
03/26/2015
The exhibit hall floor at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will boast nearly 100 new dental product launches, allowing dentists to stay current on the latest trends in the industry. Listed in this story are a few of the new products that dentists and their teams will not want to miss as they browse the exhibit hall floor.
Improving root canal success rates
03/23/2015
In the fourth part of a CDA Presents Speaker Spotlight series highlighting the various topics that will be covered at CDA Presents in Anaheim, CDA Update staff spoke with Alex Fleury DDS, MS, the director of educational resources for Real World Endodontics. Fleury will be lecturing in Anaheim about "new horizons in endodontics."
Legislation aims to promote telehealth care
03/19/2015
After being signed into law in 2014, the virtual dental home (VDH) model of dental care would receive key funding through a recently introduced piece of legislation. AB 648, co-sponsored by CDA and authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-San Jose), would authorize a one-time, $4 million general fund appropriation to establish a VDH grant program. This program would fall under the leadership and direction of the state dental director for the purpose of expanding the VDH into the state’s areas of greatest need.
CDA Presents frequently asked questions
03/10/2015
Have questions about parking, your badge, food options or access to certain courses at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim? We've got you covered in this set of CDA Presents Frequently Asked Questions.
Dental board conducting C.E. audits for license renewal
03/10/2015
The Dental Board of California is currently in the process of auditing random dental practices to ensure that licensees are meeting the continuing education (C.E.) requirements necessary for license renewal. Over the last year, the dental board has been auditing approximately 60 dentists per month. Two issues identified during these audits are that licensees are unable to produce the appropriate certificate of completion for C.E. courses, and licensees are taking classes that are not dental-related.
Maximizing the early years of your dental career
03/02/2015
A dentist coming into the workforce out of school today has a lot of decisions to make in terms of their future and business decisions. To help with this, CDA Practice Support is hosting a two-day Smart Dentist Training titled “Maximize Your First Three Years” at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.
Moving away from an 'all-metal mouth'
02/27/2015
In the third part of a CDA Presents Speaker Spotlight series highlighting the various topics that will be covered at CDA Presents in Anaheim, CDA Update staff spoke with John O. Burgess, DDS, MS, an active clinical trial investigator who evaluates posterior composites, adhesives, digital impression systems and biomimetic materials. Burgess is the assistant dean for clinical research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Learning roles of each dental team member
02/10/2015
New to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim is a C.E. lecture series that provides the entire dental team an opportunity to learn about topics that relate specifically to their role within the practice. The “360 Experience” is a full-day C.E. program hosted by four industry-leading, nationally recognized speakers on Friday, May 1.
Learn how to implement telehealth dental care
02/06/2015
Dentists interested in expanding the ways in which they provide services to patients outside of their practice can attend a lecture about telehealth-connected teams at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry April 30-May 2. Led by Paul Glassman, DDS, MBA, the lecture, titled “Expanding Dental Practices Using Telehealth-Connected Teams and Virtual Dental Homes,” will delve into the options dentists will have in the near future to make a greater impact in their communities.
Learn what's truly important to your dental team
01/22/2015
CDA Update staff spoke with Gary Zelesky, who has been presenting motivational messages to audiences for 30 years. For the last 15 years, he has been speaking to dentistry audiences around the world, from England to Australia. Zelesky is known for including energy and humor in his presentations and will be leading four lectures at CDA Presents. CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim is expected to attract more than 25,000 attendees April 30-May 2, and one of the biggest draws is the unique lineup for lectures and workshops.
'Demythifying' the endo/implant controversy
01/09/2015
This is the first part of a CDA Presents Speaker Spotlight series highlighting the various topics that will be covered at CDA Presents in Anaheim. Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD maintains a private periodontics and implantology practice in Bowling Green, Ky. and is speaking on several topics at CDA Presents in Anaheim. Donley will be part of a panel discussion about the "Endo/Implant Controversy."
Enjoy Anaheim while at CDA Presents
12/18/2014
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim will provide attendees with a multitude of learning options and opportunities to view the latest technology in dentistry. Outside of the CDA Member Party to be held on the evening of May 1, the city of Anaheim also makes for an exciting setting for mingling with colleagues. Charles Harris, senior vice president of marketing for the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, recently spoke to CDA Update staff about what CDA Presents attendees can do in Anaheim while they are there.
Boost business, personal health at CDA Presents
10/31/2014
Creating a healthy workplace is an important aspect of any highly functioning dental practice. That is why CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim is going to feature several courses on how dentists and their teams can be more efficient in the way they handle business and how they manage their personal health.
Sleep disordered breathing in dental patients
10/29/2014
Screening for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the dental office can have a big impact on the lives of patients — adding as much as eight to 10 years — according to Steve Carstensen, DDS, who presented a lecture at CDA Presents in San Francisco on the role dentists have in identifying symptoms and helping patients obtain a diagnosis and treatment for the condition.
Court rules Yelp can manipulate ratings to sell advertising
09/22/2014
Dentists have often disagreed with the business model of Yelp, but a new court ruling further protects the online rating website in how it handles its marketing tactics. Specifically, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that it is legal for Yelp to manipulate its rating system to sell advertising, even though the company claims it does not currently do so.
How technology is changing dentistry
09/17/2014
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, an associate professor and the vice chair of Simulation, Technology and Research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, held a lecture titled “An Overview of New Technology and Materials Changing Dentistry” on Sept. 5 during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Kachalia sat down with CDA staff at Dugoni School of Dentistry’s new campus in San Francisco to discuss how technology is changing dentistry and how dentists can make the transition to the digital age.
Tips on artistically performing anterior composite restorations
09/12/2014
Newton Fahl, DDS, MS, who is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, director of the Fahl Center and maintains a private practice in Curitiba, Brazil, lectured on anterior composite restorations at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry on Sept. 4. In this video, he offers some basic tips on what dentists need to do to carry out "superb" composite work.
Zuckerberg teaches dentists social media strategy at CDA Presents
09/09/2014
Edward Zuckerberg, DDS, knows a thing or two about social media and technology trends. If not for his time spent at the NYU College of Dentistry in the 70s and during his practicing years researching new technology and purchasing one of the first Atari and IBM computers, but also his family ties – he is the father of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. In fact, Mark created his first social network at age 12 in his dad’s dental office, long before Facebook. His dad, Edward, recently lectured on social media strategy for dentists at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Dentists earn CE and see new dental technology at CDA Presents
09/08/2014
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry took place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week. The event featured approximately 150 lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall packed with more than 375 companies spotlighting the latest dental products.
CDA Presents San Francisco event information
09/03/2014
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will take place Sept. 4-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We have compiled a list of key locations and times throughout the three-day convention that will help attendees plan their visit and make sure they get the most out of the experience.
CDA Presents exhibit hall floor filled with dental technology
08/20/2014
The exhibit hall floor at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco will feature more than 375 companies, allowing dentists the ability to stay current on the latest technology trends in the industry. Located in the Moscone Center, the exhibit hall floor is 80,000 square feet and will house a plethora of dental innovation.
Align your C.E. planning with your business plan
07/11/2014
Continuing education (C.E.) is an important aspect of being a dentist, and while it can take up time and resources to make sure the appropriate amount of C.E. units are taken, dentists should use it as an opportunity to improve their practice on the business side as well as the clinical side. Developing a business plan is a fundamental step dentists should take if they want to make their practices run more efficiently. Make sure you align your C.E. planning with your business plan.
San Francisco offers eventful location for CDA Presents
06/02/2014
There will be a plethora of learning opportunities and new technology on display at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry on Sept. 4-6 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, but attendees can also take advantage of the various activities the city has to offer in the evenings. CDA Presents attendees who are coming from far away or even locally can plan their trip ahead of time in order to take in the lectures, workshops and exhibit hall floor during the day and then experience the sights and sounds of San Francisco nightlife afterward. Registration is now open.
CDA Presents Anaheim attendees get look at latest dentistry trends
05/19/2014

CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry gave attendees a chance to hear and see all of the latest trends and technology in the profession. Attendees left the May 15-17 feeling energized about dentistry and about going back to their practices, said CDA Presents Board of Managers Chair Del Brunner, DDS. Courses ranged in topics from leveraging social media in the dental office, implementing CAMBRA and how to be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

See live photos from CDA Presents Anaheim
05/15/2014

Those who don't want to miss out on any of the action during CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim can visit the Social Hub for all of the latest photos and more. CDA staff is posting attendee photos from the Anaheim Convention Center as they are collected at the May 15-17 meeting and posting them on the Social Hub at cdapresents.com/socialhub. It is anticipated that more than 20,000 people will attend the meeting that will feature more than 100 C.E. lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall floor packed with 575 companies spotlighting the latest dental technology.

CDA to offer live streaming C.E. broadcasts at CDA Presents
05/06/2014
Those who are unable to attend CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim this month will still have the opportunity to participate in some of the most popular lectures at the meeting through CDA’s live streaming option. CDA will be live broadcasting four of the sessions that will take place at the meeting set for May 15-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dentists will earn C.E. and even be able to participate in the Q&A.
Nearly 100 new product launches set for CDA Presents in Anaheim
05/02/2014
The exhibit hall floor at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry will boast nearly 100 new dental product launches, allowing dentists the ability to stay current on the latest trends in the industry. Located in the Anaheim Convention Center, the exhibit hall floor is 135,000 square feet and will feature 575 exhibiting companies. In total there will be 97 new product launches happening at CDA Presents.
Dentists can empower their team at CDA Presents
04/03/2014

There will be something for everyone on the dental team at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim on May 15-17. From lectures on equipment care and repair to search engine optimization, social media and online marketing — the course lineup is enriched with key information for dentists and staff. Dentists interested in bringing their entire staff to CDA Presents in Anaheim can use the following list of workshops to help plan their schedules at the convention.

How dentists can build a higher star rating on Yelp
03/11/2014
Dentists who have decided to accept online forums such as Yelp as a marketing tool they can use to benefit their practice face a common question: How do I get and maintain high-star ratings? The first and most important thing is to maintain high standards in the practice and focus on patient communication.
03/07/2014
Establishing, building and maintaining a practice can take an entire career to accomplish, and when a dentist is ready to put that practice up for sale, there is a lot to think about. A lecture at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim will take the selling dentist through the necessary steps and precautions that must be taken during such a transaction.
Restorative learning options at CDA Presents
02/20/2014
Dentists interested in learning more about the world of restorative dentistry will have many options at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. From anterior and posterior etched ceramic restorations to posterior bonded porcelain, CDA Presents has more than 20 lectures/workshops for dentists to take advantage of throughout the May 15-17 event at the Anaheim Convention Center.
02/11/2014
Dental electronic health records (EHR) are changing practices rapidly as it relates to benefits and clinical operations. There are many options in terms of vendors and software offerings in addition to federal EHR incentives, new HIPAA rules and the push to move everything to the cloud. Despite the complexity, dental practices need to stay up-to-date. To help dentists in these situations, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry on May 15-17 will host a lecture to provide guidance on how to deal with purchasing new, or updating old, dental software.
02/06/2014
CDA Presents in Anaheim on May 15-17 is going to be one of the most innovative professional conferences to date. An example of that is the Advance Local Anesthesia of the Oral Cavity and Maxillofacial Complex lecture/lab, which will be led by Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN), and Mark C. Paxton, DDS. The May 15 lab will offer attendees the opportunity for light, site-specific, hands-on human cadaver demi-head dissection, isolation, pathway tracing and identification of anatomical structures.
Dentists can use online forums such as Yelp to their advantage
01/13/2014
With federal and state law supporting a patient's right to post about a dental practice on online forums, there is little dentists can do to prevent a negative review. But they can use websites like Yelp to their advantage in their marketing efforts, say some social media experts.
CDA Presents to provide comprehensive experience in 2014
01/09/2014
CDA Presents continues to expand educational opportunities for its members, and the Anaheim and San Francisco conventions in 2014 will be prime examples. CDA Update staff spoke with Del Brunner, DDS, chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers, about what attendees can expect at CDA Presents Anaheim, May 15-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and CDA Presents San Francisco, Sept. 4-6 at the Moscone South Convention Center.
CDA establishes partnership with South Korean dental organization
09/26/2013
To further develop international relations and collaborative partnerships, CDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a South Korean dental association in August at CDA Presents in San Francisco. The signing binds CDA with the Gyeonggi Dental Association to forge scientific cooperative relations conceding matters such as contributing to the development/advancement of dental medicine in their respective countries.
CDA Presents lecture focuses on sports dentistry, athletic injuries
09/23/2013
In an age of active lifestyles, including sporting activities at both the youth and adult level, it is no surprise that athletic injuries to the orofacial region and the dentition are on the rise. Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, FACD, FASDA, FASD, ADAB, led a course at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco Aug. 17 that focused on the subject of sports-related injuries, classifications, contemporary management and prevention.
CDA Presents attendees get a full dose of technology
08/27/2013
CDA Presents San Francisco attendees got a full dose of dental technology at the Moscone Center, and it wasn’t only on the trade show floor, where more than 375 exhibitors spotlighted the latest in dental products. It also was in the classroom where attendees took advantage of a three-day series of lectures and workshops on technology in dentistry.
CDA Presents San Francisco puts dentistry on display
08/23/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry put the profession on full display within the walls of San Francisco’s Moscone Center. More than 15,000 people attended the Aug.15-17 event that featured more than 100 lectures and workshops and an Exhibit Hall packed with more than 375 companies spotlighting the latest dental products.
CDA Presents C.E. certificates available next month
08/17/2013
In early September, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry licensed attendees will receive an email containing a link to their online C.E. certificate, which can then be printed. Attendees also can save $100 on course audio recordings.
Tradeshow floor boasts hundreds of innovative products
08/15/2013

Dentists who are looking for the latest technology, products and services in dentistry, will find it on the tradeshow floor at CDA Presents in San Francisco. The San Francisco tradeshow features several new products. More than 375 exhibitors will be spotlighting the latest in dental technology at the Moscone Center on Aug. 15-17.

Get ‘social’ at CDA Presents with the Social Hub
08/14/2013
Follow all the action at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco this week on the Social Hub. The Hub will display live tweets, photos and videos from the Moscone Center throughout the Aug. 15-17 event. To follow social media activity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at CDA Presents use the hashtag #cdaSF.
Networking key for new dentists starting career
08/12/2013
New dentists and dental students should begin networking early and often in their careers to help them not only land a job, but also to build lasting relationships with colleagues who can provide advice throughout their time as dentists. CDA offers several networking opportunities for new dentists, such as the upcoming New Dentist Networking Event on Aug. 17 at CDA Presents San Francisco on Aug. 17. The event will feature several roundtable discussions such as creating a personal brand, gaining networking techniques and marketing yourself as a new associate.
CDA Presents offers latest in Clinic and Technological Advances
08/09/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, the bi-annual convention of CDA, is expecting to draw more than 14,000 dentists, dental professionals and students from across the U.S. The three-day convention next week will feature educational courses and 375 exhibitors demonstrating new techniques and innovative products and services for dentists.
CDA Presents offers programs for dental staff
08/07/2013
From lectures on learning how to preserve optimal instrument design while sharpening to communication techniques to create better patient case acceptance — there are a number of learning opportunities for dental staff at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dental staff who attend the show on Aug. 15-17 at the Moscone Center will glean some key takeaways.
Foundation to host several events at CDA Presents
08/06/2013
The CDA Foundation will have several activities at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco on Aug. 15-17. From the Friends of the Foundation Reception to the “Wine Wall,” attendees will have many ways to interact with the Foundation.
CDA Presents mobile app now available
07/17/2013
The mobile app for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco is now available for download from the App Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android users. The app offers attendees easy access to show schedules and speaker information, exhibitor and product listings, real-time alerts such as course availability, event photos and information on local hotels. New to the San Francisco app this year is a version that is designed specifically for the iPad.
Book hotels for CDA Presents at low rates by July 18
07/05/2013
Dentists have abundant options when choosing a hotel for their stay during CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in San Francisco on Aug. 15-17. There are multiple hotels within easy distance of the Moscone South Convention Center. If hotels are booked through the CDA Housing Bureau by July 18 dentists will lock in low rates.
Taking control of choosing your insurance model
05/09/2013
It is becoming increasingly more important for dentists to keep track of dental insurance. Michael Perry, DDS, founder and president of Momentum Dental Business Consulting, led a course at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim last month that gave dentists an idea of how they can choose the appropriate insurance model for their dental practice rather than “letting the model choose them.”
CDA Presents San Francisco to build off Anaheim
05/06/2013
CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim attracted more than 28,000 attendees in April and CDA is gearing up for the next show in San Francisco later this year. CDA Update staff spoke with Del Brunner, DDS, chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers about the highlights of the Anaheim show and what attendees can expect at CDA Presents San Francisco, which will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Moscone Center.
Leading dentists from Japan speak at Presents
04/23/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim were given the opportunity to learn about restorative dentistry techniques in Japan.  The International Symposia, held April 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center, featured lectures from Takashi Watanabe, DDS, and Kiyokazu Minami, DDS.
CDA Presents attendees get complete experience
04/17/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry provided attendees with valuable information, entertainment and exciting new products last week in Anaheim. More than 28,000 people attended the April 11-13 event at the Anaheim Convention Center. The show featured more than 175 lectures and workshops and an exhibit hall packed with more than 570 companies that spotlighted several innovative products.
04/13/2013
In mid May, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry licensed attendees will receive an email containing a link to their online C.E. certificate, which can then be printed. Attendees also can still save $100 on course audio recordings.
CDA Presents ‘Social Hub’ now live
04/11/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim are now able to see on-site photos and videos from the show at the newly launched “Social Hub.” The Social Hub features the live Twitter feed and attendee/exhibitor videos and photos. The official CDA Presents app also is available for download on the Social Hub.
03/25/2013
The CDA Practice Support Center is helping smart dentists get smarter with these free classes at CDA Presents. Dentists can gain C.E. on a range of valuable topics below that include everything from best practices in patient records to how to minimize the risks of social media.
A look into international restorative dentistry
03/21/2013
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim on April 11-13 will feature an International Symposium for Dental Learning. Takashi Watanabe, DDS, a clinical professor and assistant director of continuing dental education at Meikai University School of Dentistry and president of the Japan Academy of Clinical Dentistry, will be lecturing on the restorative dentistry techniques in Japan.
03/15/2013
CDA is conducting a member survey to gain a better understanding of the expectations and needs of CDA Presents attendees.
CDA Presents packed with innovative technology
03/12/2013
Attendees of CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim will get an inside look at dentistry on April 11-13.
CDA Presents mobile app now available
03/07/2013
The mobile app for CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim is now available. The app offers attendees easy access to show schedules and speaker information, exhibitor and product listings, real-time alerts, event photos, and local area information.
March 2013
03/01/2013
The March 2013 issue of the CDA Update features ways CDA Presents is valuable for new dentists. Specifically, six courses that new dentists will benefit from are highlighted. Spotlighting the key role that sterilization volunteers play at CDA Cares clinics, Diane E. Morgan-Arns, who served as the lead for sterilization at the CDA Cares Modesto and Sacramento clinics, and Eve Cuny, director of Environmental Health and Safety at the UOP, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry are interviewed.
Table Clinic competition set for CDA Presents
02/28/2013
Attendees at CDA Presents in Anaheim will have the opportunity to view table clinics presented by dental assisting students, military dentists and dental students.
CDA Presents has much to offer new dentists
02/12/2013
New dentists who want to start their careers off right can take advantage of the many resources available at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim.
02/07/2013
There are abundant options when choosing a hotel for your stay during CDA Presents in Anaheim. CDA uses the Housing Bureau to secure the best hotel rates for attendees and increases the chances of CDA being able to gain additional meeting space at the Convention Center. Attendees can lock in low rates until March 15.
Boost communication with lab techs at CDA Presents
01/30/2013
How to communicate with lab technicians is an important part of running a dental practice. Attendees of CDA Presents Anaheim will have a chance to learn more about this during the Lab Track Panel Discussion. The panel will help dentists better understand the techniques lab technicians use.
Dates for CDA Presents moved up by a month
10/09/2012
The dates for CDA Presents San Francisco and Anaheim have been moved up a month from previous meetings. Instead of May, the next CDA Presents will be in Anaheim April 11–13, 2013 (for members planning to attend, please note that registration will open in November at cdapresents.com). Instead of September, the next CDA Presents San Francisco will be held on August 15-17, 2013.
April 2012
04/01/2012

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