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We are the California Dental Association

members strong
1 of 6
members of organized dentistry in the U.S. belongs to CDA.
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Who We Are

Since 1870, the California Dental Association has worked to empower our state’s brilliant community of dentists. As the largest state association in the ADA, we continue to innovate, sustain and grow to support dentistry’s best and brightest. Today, CDA celebrates a heritage of more than 150 years and welcomes you to be a part of what’s next.

What We Believe

At CDA, everything we do, we do for dentists, their patients and the ever-evolving profession of dentistry. And we believe the that the profession of dentistry should be shaped by those who practice it.

Our Mission

To support our members in their practice and service to the public through innovation in education, advocacy and related programs.

Our Values


Our Vision

To be the recognized leader for excellence in member services and advocacy promoting oral health and the profession of dentistry.

What We Do

With the power of many, we are a community where dentists can learn, share, be inspired and grow in their profession. Together, we empower members to excel through dedicated advocacy, protection, education and practice support.

CDA Leadership

Governing bodies are comprised of members of the association who are selected to lead and shape our collective futures.