Unofficial Summary of Actions

2002 CDA House of Delegates

1.             RESOLVED, THAT COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETY STAFF BE PROVIDED MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ASSOCIATION AS ALLIED DENTAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER II, SECTION 55 BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER II ─ MEMBERSHIP

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                                Section 55ALLIED DENTAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBER

A.            Classification:  An individual who functions within a dental office, is professionally associated with a CDA member, and whose membership is sponsored by a CDA active, life, retired, or affiliate member shall be classified as an allied dental professional member of this association.  Additionally, component dental society staff shall also be classified as allied dental professional members.

B.            Privileges:  An allied dental professional member in good standing shall receive the following benefits of membership: attendance at any scientific session of this association; eligibility to participate in CDA-sponsored plans; and other services as are authorized by the Board of Trustees.  An allied dental professional member shall be exempt from all dues.  Allied dental professional members are not eligible for election by the California Dental Association as a delegate or alternate delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Association or to the House of Delegates of this association, nor shall they be eligible for election or appointment to any office of this association.  However, component society executive directors are eligible to serve in appointive positions.  Unless otherwise specifically provided, a reference in these Bylaws to "members" shall not include allied dental professional members.

                Resolution 1, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted by a 2/3rds vote.

2.             RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER VI, SECTION 40 BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER VI – ELECTED OFFICERS

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Section 40TERM OF OFFICE:  The elected officers (with the exception of the treasurer) shall serve for a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected and installed.   The treasurer shall be elected to a two-year term with eligibility to serve two, two-year terms.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 30-B-a BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX – STANDING COMMITTEES

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Section 30NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

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B.            Duties:

(a)           The Nominating Committee shall be convened by the president of the association not less than sixty (60) days before the annual session of the House of Delegates, and shall name at least one candidate for each of the offices of president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer and speaker of the house.  The Nominating Committee shall name at least one candidate for the office of treasurer when appropriatethe year prior to the expiration of the term, for election by the House of Delegates.

                Resolution 2, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was editorially amended and adopted.  A motion to reconsider was adopted, resulting in additional amendments with a 2/3rds vote.

3.             RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER XV, SECTION 20-B(c)(iv) BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER XV—SUBSIDIARIES

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Section 20.  FOR-PROFIT SUBSIDIARIES:

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                                B.            Holding Company:

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(c)           Board of Directors: Effective January 1, 1994, the board of directors of CDA Holding Company, Inc. shall be composed of the following:

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(iv)          One (1)Two (2) persons who shall not be adentists or anemployees of this association or any of its subsidiaries;  …

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER V, SECTION 60-F-9(D) BE REVISED TO REFLECT THIS CDA BYLAWS REVISION, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS BE URGED TO REVISE ITS CDAHCI BYLAWS, ARTICLE III, SECTION 2-A TO REFLECT A TEN BOARD MEMBER COMPOSITION.

                Resolution 3, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted with a 2/3rds vote.

4.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER IX, SECTION 70 BE AMENDED BY DELETION AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER IX - STANDING COMMITTEES

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                                Section 70STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE:

                                A.          Composition:  The Strategic Planning Committee shall be composed of the executive director of the California Dental Association, two Executive Committee members, four trustees, two component executive directors, one Holding Company or subsidiary board member, speaker of the house, and seven at-large members from the membership, all of whom shall be appointed by the CDA president for individual terms.  At-large members of the committee shall be appointed with consideration to diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, gender, mode of practice, specialties, new/young professionals, or members not currently serving in leadership capacities.  (Amended:  November 2000; November 2001)

                                B.          Term of Office:  Members of this committee shall serve for up to six (6) one-year terms, except component executive directors which shall serve one (1) two-year term, with all 32 component executive directors provided an opportunity to serve on a rotational basis.

                                C.          Duties:  This committee shall be advisory only and shall perform the following duties:

(a)           The committee shall meet as needed to provide input and direction in the formation, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of a three-year strategic and long-range plan.

                                                (b)           The committee shall report quarterly to the Board of Trustees and annually to the House of Delegates.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE ABOVE CDA BYLAWS SECTION, AS EXCERPTED IN THE RULES OF THE  BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION H BE DELETED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER V, SECTION 80 BE AMENDED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER V - BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Section 80DUTIES:  It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees:

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s.             To conduct and direct strategic planning and implementation of CDA’s strategic plan.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE BOARD-APPROVED REVISIONS TO RULES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CHAPTER II, SECTION 20 BE RATIFIED:

CHAPTER II - COMMITTEES

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D.            STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

1.             Composition:  The Strategic Planning Committee shall be composed of four members of the Board of Trustees (one each from designated breakout groups), two officers, four at-large members selected from the general membership, one component executive director and the CDA Executive Director. 

2.             Term of Office:  The term of office for all members shall be one (1) year, to a maximum of six, one-year terms.

3.             Duties:  The duties, scope, operating guidelines and reporting requirements of this committee shall be designated in the document entitled, Strategic Planning Structure & Operating Guidelines, as attached to these Rules.

                Resolution 4, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

5.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA BYLAWS, CHAPTER III, SECTION 20, BE AMENDED BY ADDITION AS FOLLOWS:

CHAPTER III - COMPONENT SOCIETIES

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Section 20POWERS AND DUTIES:

A.            A component society shall have the power to elect its own members who shall become members of the California Dental Association.  Components shall utilize CDA’s universal application form for all prospective members, and shall adhere to the application procedures described in the CDA Membership Policies and Procedures Manual.

Resolution 5, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted with a 2/3rds vote, with an amendment to the draft attachment.

6S1.         RESOLVED, THAT SECTION II. (D) AND SECTION IV. (C) OF THE MANUAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES BE REVISED AS FOLLOWS:

II.            General Information for Delegates and Alternates

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D.            Access to Floor:  Access to the floor of the House of Delegates is limited to the officers and members of the House of Delegates, the elected and appointed officers of the association, the past presidents of this association and of the former California Dental Association and Southern California Dental Association, trustees, the chairmen of the councils and committees, the members of councils and committees when requested by chairmen, one representative from each of the ADA recognized specialty organizations who is a CDA member, executive directors of component societies, members of the CDA staff, and one dental student from each of the accredited dental schools in the State of California.  Trustees and executive directors of component societies may be seated with their delegations.  (Amended: December 1997)   

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C.            Speaking Privileges:  The right to speak to issues before the House of Delegates is held - in addition to delegates - by the officers, trustees and past presidents of the association as well as one representative from each of the ADA recognized specialty organizations who is a CDA member.  Chairmen and members of councils and committees shall have the right to participate in debate on their respective reports, but shall not have the right to vote.  Executive directors of component societies and members of CDA staff may be privileged to speak when called upon as a resource. (Amended: December 1997, November 1998)

Resolution 6S1 was substituted for Resolution 6, as submitted by the recognized ADA Specialty Organizations, and subsequently adopted.

7.             RESOLVED, THAT THE 2002 HOUSE OF DELEGATES ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 2003 YEAR.

                Resolution 7, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was postponed to the last item of business on Sunday, and subsequently adopted.

8.             RESOLVED, THAT CDA’S REORGANIZED STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS AND OBJECTIVES BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 8, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted.

9S1.         RESOLVED, THAT THE TDIC EXPANSION PLAN, PRESENTED AS EXHIBIT A, BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE TDIC BYLAWS, ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1, BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article IX - Issuance of Policies of Insurance

Section 1.  Limitations.  Unless prohibited by state laws and/or regulations, issuance of policies of insurance by this corporation shall be limited to:

(a)           Dentist members of the California Dental Association,

(b)           Dentist members of the American Dental Association,

(c)           Dental student members of their respective state associations,

(d)           Dental student members of the American Dental Associationor,

(e)           Dentists from states where the sponsoring association does not require the above-described membership as a condition of insurance.  Insurance policies issued under Section 1(e) are written only on a non-participating basis.or 

(f)            Dentists from states where the state association does not endorse this corporation.

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE TDIC BUSINESS EXPANSION PLAN BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT THAT BEFORE SELLING INSURANCE IN A CONSTITUENT’S SOCIETY, PERMISSION BE OBTAINED FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THAT CONSTITUENT DENTAL ASSOCIATION.

Resolution 9S1 was substituted for Resolution 9, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, and subsequently adopted.

10.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANIES:

TDCMS Board of Directors

  President

  Dennis M. Kalebjian, D.D.S.

  Fresno-Madera

  Vice President

  Russell I. Webb, D.D.S.

  Tri-County

  Executive Director

  Sacramento

  Public Member

*Chris Branscum

  Nondentist - Sacramento


TDIC Board of Directors

Executive Director

Sacramento

*James A. Abbott, D.D.S.

Redwood Empire

Trustee

Philip J. Abeldt, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

Naomi L. Bement, D.D.S.

Western Los Angeles

*Jean E. Campbell, D.D.S.

Orange County

Public Member

*Walter H. Clemens

Nondentist - Contra Costa

Robert F. Emigh, D.D.S.

Harbor

*Kent Farnsworth, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Secretary

Ronald B. Mead, D.D.S.

Central Coast

*Donald M. Schinnerer, D.D.S.

Contra Costa

Trustee

*George J. Stratigopoulos, D.D.S.

San Diego County

First Alternate

Norman Plotkin, D.D.S.

San Francisco    

1201 Financial & Insurance Services, Inc., Board of Directors

Executive Director

Sacramento

D. Douglas Cassat, D.D.S.

San Diego County

Public Member

*Carl W. Gregory

Nondentist - Orange County

*Denise A. Habjan, D.D.S.

Orange County

CDA Treasurer

*Dennis W. Hobby, D.D.S.

Stanislaus

*Steven J. Kend, D.D.S.

Western Los Angeles

*William L. Marble, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Michael J. McRae, D.D.S

Central Coast

Trustee

*Michael R. Ricupito, D.D.S.

Southern Alameda County

Trustee

*Joseph P. Sciarra, D.D.S.

San Fernando Valley

Jeffery W. Smith, D.D.S.

San Joaquin

Janice M. Sugiyama, D.D.S.

Santa Barbara-Ventura County

*Samuel R. Tarica, D.D.S.

Los Angeles

Gene B. Welling, D.D.S.

Humboldt-Del Norte

* Denotes Incumbency

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THIS SLATE OF NOMINEES IS RECOMMENDED TO THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AS SHAREHOLDER, FOR ELECTION TO THE SUBSIDIARY OPERATING COMPANY BOARDS NOTED.

Resolution 10, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

11.           RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE SELECTED AS NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS OF CDA HOLDING COMPANY, INC.:

President

*Dennis M. Kalebjian, D.D.S.

Fresno-Madera

President-Elect

*Debra S. Finney, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Immediate Past President

*Steven D. Chan, D.D.S.

Southern Alameda County

Vice President

Russell I. Webb, D.D.S.

Tri-County

Executive Director

Sacramento

Public Member

*Chris L. Branscum

Sacramento

*Wayne D. Del Carlo, D.D.S.

San Francisco

*Herbert H. Hooper, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

Dennis L. Roginson, D.D.S.

San Fernando Valley

Operating Subsidiary Chairman

TBD

Operating Subsidiary Chairman

TBD

First Alternate

*Martyn F. Rosa, D.D.S.

Sacramento District

*  Denotes Incumbency

                Resolution 11, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

12.           RESOLVED, THAT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON MEMBERSHIP

BE APPROVED.

Resolution 12, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

13.           RESOLVED, THAT REVISIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON PEER REVIEW MISSION STATEMENT BE APPROVED.  

                Resolution 13, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

14.           RESOLVED, THAT THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COUNCIL ON DENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTS BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 14, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

15RC.      RESOLVED, THAT RESOLUTION 14RC-1994 BE RESCINDED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA RECOGNIZES THAT A LASER IS AN INVASIVE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT, AND AS SUCH, HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE PATIENT HARM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA ADOPT THE FOLLOWING POLICY STATEMENT ON DENTAL LASERS:

·      LASERS HAVE MULTIPLE MEDICAL AND DENTAL USES;

·      LASERS SHOULD BE USED ONLY BY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS WHO ARE CERTIFIED AND APPROPRIATELY TRAINED TO DO SO; AND

·      LASERS SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR SCIENTIFICALLY-VALID AND FDA-APPROVED PURPOSES.              

                Resolution 15RC was substituted for Resolution 15, and subsequently adopted.

16.           RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES STRONGLY SUPPORTS AND ENCOURAGES COMPONENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH ACTIVITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE ADA GIVE KIDS A SMILE PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 21, 2003.

                Resolution 16, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

17.           RESOLVED, THAT THE MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION PLAN BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 17, as submitted by the Communications Committee, was adopted on the consent agenda.

18.           Resolution 18 was withdrawn by its maker.

19.           RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPROVE THE OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS SUMMARIZED IN BOARD REPORT 3.

                Resolution 19, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was amended by the removal of items #56 and #57 (emeritus distinctions) and subsequently adopted.  Board items #56 & 57 were approved separately.

20RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES TO ENSURE THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE MADE AWARE OF CDA’S HARASSMENT POLICY.

                Resolution 20RC was substituted for Resolution 20, as submitted by the San Diego County Dental Society, and subsequently adopted.

21.           Resolution 21 was withdrawn by its maker.

22.           RESOLVED, THAT THE SURGICAL INSTRUMENT USAGE BY ALLIED DENTAL HEALTH PERSONNEL POSITION PAPER BE ADOPTED.

                Resolution 22, as submitted by the Council on Education & Professional Relations, was adopted.

23.           RESOLVED, THAT THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON AMALGAM AND WASTEWATER BE APPROVED, AND BE IT FURTHER 

RESOLVED, THAT STAFF BE DIRECTED TO DEVELOP AND SUBMIT TO THE SPRING 2003 BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR APPROVAL OF AN DETAILED EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR MEMBERS ON AMALGAM WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REGULATIONS.

                Resolution 23, as submitted by the Executive Committee, was adopted as amended.

24.                           Resolved, that CDA explore establishment of a premium membership category that entitles members who pay increased dues for extra and enhanced benefits above the standard benefits level, and be it further

Resolved, that the Council on Membership and/or appropriate CDA entities review the feasibility of a premium membership category and report their findings to the 2003 CDA House of Delegates.

Resolution 24, as submitted by Drs. Gerald Gelle and Walter Easter, was defeated.

25.           RESOLVED, THAT CDA ENCOURAGES DENTAL SCHOOL PARTICIPATION IN THE 2003 GIVE KIDS A SMILE PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA PRESIDENT SEND A LETTER TO THE DEANS OF THE FIVE CALIFORNIA DENTAL SCHOOLS, ENCOURAGING THEM TO SUPPORT PARTICIPATION BY THEIR STUDENTS IN THE GIVE KIDS A SMILE PROGRAM.

Resolution 25, as submitted by the Dental Student Delegation, was adopted on the consent agenda.

26RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA COUNCIL ON EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE THE EXISTING AND ALTERNATIVES TO CALIFORNIA’S EXISTING CLINICAL LICENSURE EXAMINATION PROCESS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL PROVIDE A REPORT ON ITS FINDINGS TO THE 2003 CDA HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Resolution 26RC was substituted for Resolution 26, as submitted by the Dental Student Delegation, and was adopted as amended.

27S1.       RESOLVED, THAT THE CALIFORNIA DENTAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSES THE CONCEPT OF A STATEWIDE MASS DISASTER AND BIOTERRORISM DENTAL RESPONSE TEAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY HEALTH EVALUATE EXISTING CALIFORNIA MASS DISASTER AND BIOTERRORISM RESPONSE PROGRAMS AND DETERMINE THE NEED FOR FURTHER CDA INVOLVEMENT AND REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE 2003 HOUSE OF DELEGATES.  RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITY WORK WITH FORENSIC DENTISTS ACTIVE IN FORENSICS AS THEY CREATE A MASS DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM WITH TWO COMPONENTS – A MASS DISASTER DENTAL IDENTIFICATION TEAM AND A BIOTERRORISM RESPONSE TEAM, AND BE FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT CDA SUPPORT WOULD BE ADMINISTRATIVE IN NATURE ONLY AND THAT ONLY COSTS FOR TRAINING OF VOLUNTEERS AND OPERATION OF THE TEAM WOULD BE BORNE BY THE VOLUNTEERS WHO CHOSE TO PARTICIPATE.

Resolution 27S1 was substituted for Resolution 27, as submitted by Redwood Empire Dental Society, and was editorially amended and adopted.

28.           RESOLVED, THAT THE POSITION PAPER ON ACCESS TO CARE BE APPROVED.

                Resolution 28, as submitted by the Board of Trustees, was adopted on the consent agenda.

29RC.      Resolution 29RC was substituted for Resolution 29 (Third Party Action), as submitted by the East Bay Caucus, and was ruled out of order.

30RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DELEGATE TO THE APPROPRIATE ENTITIES/DIVISIONS THE TASK OF REVIEWING AN INTERNET-BASED DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT SOFTWARE PROGRAM AS TO ITS TECHNOLOGICAL SOUNDNESS AND ANY ANTI-TRUST IMPLICATIONS, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THESE FINDINGS BE PROVIDED TO THE DIRECT REIMBURSEMENT COMMITTEE FOR REPORTED AND ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FORWARDED TO THE 2003 CDA HOUSE.

Resolution 30RC was substituted for Resolution 30, as submitted by the Kern County Dental Society, and was adopted as amended.

31.                           Resolved, that the appropriate CDA agencies explore the statutory possibility of allowing a California licensed dentist or an out-of-state dentist (or one eligible for licensure by credential) to obtain a dental hygiene license without examination, thereby enabling that dentist to practice dental hygiene, without incurring the higher costs associated with maintaining a full-time dental license, along with its attendant CE and malpractice insurance costs, and be it further

Resolved, that CDAHCI request that TDIC be requested to assess the feasibility of a limited professional liability insurance category for dentists which would allow dentists to limit their practice to that of dental hygiene, thereby helping to alleviate the problems of “access to care” and “ADHP shortages."

Resolution 31, as submitted by Michael Clark, D.D.S., was defeated.

32RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE CDA HOLDING COMPANY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION BE RECOGNIZED FOR EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS IN DEVELOPMENT AND INSTALLATION OF THE COMPPLUS MEMBERSHIP DATABASE PROGRAM, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND ENHANCEMENT OF COMPPLUS BE RECOGNIZED AS CRITICAL TO THE CONTINUED OPERATIONS OF THE COMPONENT DENTAL SOCIETIES IN SUPPORT OF THE CDA STRATEGIC PLAN.

Resolution 32RC was substituted for Resolution 32, as submitted by the California Association of Society Executives, and was adopted.

33.           RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES OF CDA, TDIC (THROUGH CDAHCI) AND THE CDA FOUNDATION BE URGED TO WORK IN COOPERATION WITH THE DENTAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA AND THE LEGISLATURE TO REDUCE BARRIERS FOR RETIRED DENTISTS WHO WISH TO PROVIDE CARE TO PATIENTS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.

                Resolution 33, as submitted by the Jennifer H. Holtzman, D.D.S., was adopted.

34.           Resolution 34 was withdrawn by its maker.

35.                           Resolved, that the Council on Membership investigate the possibility of providing a process whereby a member dentists can automatically transfer from their primary component directly to an adjacent component, and be it further

Resolved, that the council forward a report including recommendations to the 2003 fall session of the CDA Board of Trustees.

Resolution 35, as submitted by the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society, was defeated.

36.           Resolution 36 was withdrawn by its maker.

36RC.      RESOLVED, THAT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO THE APPLIED STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE PLANNING PROCESS USED TO CREATE THE PLAN, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS BE INSTITUTIONALIZED, AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING GUIDING PRINCIPLES BE APPLIED IN ALL DELIBERATIONS:

·         VOLUNTEERS CREATE AND SUSTAIN THE VISION AND STAFF DRIVES THE VISION.

·      VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF ARE EMPOWERED TO CREATE, SUSTAIN AND DRIVE IMPLEMENT THIS VISION THROUGH AN ONGOING EDUCATIONAL PROCESS THAT TEACHES THE PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED STRATEGIC PLANNING INCLUDING THE CONCEPT OF SHADOW TEAMS AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED GOVERNANCE.

·      ALL CDA VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF (TO INCLUDE SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES) WILL ULTIMATELY BE TRAINED IN THIS PROCESS WITH THE INITIAL PHASE TO INCLUDE TRUSTEES, COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CDA MANAGEMENT STAFF.

·      THE PROCESS OF INFORMATION SHARING (SHADOW TEAM CONCEPT AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED GOVERNANCE) WILL BE UTILIZED TO BUILD A BROAD-BASED CONSENSUS WITHIN THE MEMBERSHIP AS TO RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE GOVERNANCE CHANGE.

·      THE GOAL OF GOVERNANCE CHANGE WILL BE TO STREAMLINE OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE IN ORDER TO MAKE CDA MORE FLEXIBLE, MORE RESPONSIVE AND BETTER ABLE TO GATHER EXPERTISE ON SPECIFIC ISSUES IN A TIMELY MANNER IN ORDER TO FULFILL CDA’S MISSION STATEMENT.    

AND BE IT FURTHER

RESOLVED, THAT THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRESENT TO THE 2003 HOUSE OF DELEGATES A PLAN FOR GOVERNANCE RESTRUCTURE THAT ACHIEVES THE GOAL OUTLINED IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

Resolution 36RC, as submitted by the Reference Committee on Governance, was adopted as amended.

37.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS AND SUBSIDIARY MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

                Resolution 37, as submitted by the Reference Committee on President's Address and Subsidiary Matters, was adopted.

38.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL MATTERS BE ADOPTED.

Resolution 38, as submitted by the Reference Committee on Council Matters, was amended with the removal of Resolutions 1 and 22, and subsequently adopted.

39.           RESOLVED, THAT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SPEAKER, THE PROPOSED CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE REFERENCE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET, COMMUNICATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS BE ADOPTED.         

                Resolution 39, as submitted by the Reference Committee on Budget, Communications and Miscellaneous Matters, was adopted.

40S1.       RESOLVED, THAT THE APPROPRIATE CDA ENTITIES EXPLORE THE FEASIBILITY OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROVIDE FOR A DENTAL STUDENT WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE EQUIVALENT OF THEIR THIRD YEAR OF DENTAL SCHOOL  EDUCATIONAL EQUIVALENCY OF A THE COMMISSION ON DENTAL ACCREDITATION (CDA) APPROVED DENTAL HYGIENE CURRICULUM AS CERTIFIED BY THE DEAN OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DENTAL SCHOOLS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE DENTAL HYGIENE LICENSURE EXAMINATION.

                Resolution 40S1 was substituted for Resolution 40, as submitted by the Marin County Dental Society, and was adopted as amended.

41.           Resolution 41 was withdrawn by its maker.

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