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Student-exclusive events just for you.

We’re excited to welcome you to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry May 12-14 in Anaheim.  
As a California dental student and CDA member, you get to enjoy all the convention has to offer - at no cost! That means you’ve got free access to your choice of lectures from leading speakers, exhibit hall demos and deals, networking opportunities and exciting student-exclusive events.  

Here’s what you can look forward to: 

The Dental Student Suite

The Dental Student Suite is a dedicated space for students to relax, recharge and connect with one another throughout the day. Drop in to grab breakfast, charge your devices and take advantage of free resources, including:

  • Free professional headshots on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • CDA Practice Support analysts and TDIC representatives to answer questions about the business side of practice. 
  • An employment attorney to offer insight on practice ownership for new dentists. 
  • A manikin-based exam expert to discuss testing and licensure.   

When: Saturday, May 14  
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Exhibit Hall – Hall B  
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.   
Cost: Free

Dental Student Networking Event

Enjoy a night of food, drinks, cool giveaways and games with peers at the Dental Student Networking Event. Hosted by CDA representatives, the mixer is a popular event that gives students one last night to make new connections and catch up with friends before wrapping up their weekend at CDA Presents.

When: Saturday, May 14  
Where: The Hilton Anaheim, Pacific Ballroom B  
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  
Cost: Free  

Plan your CDA Presents weekend in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Register today and mark your calendar for May 12, 13, and 14. 

Step 2: Sign up for the Dental Student Suite and Networking Event. 

Step 3: Save your spot at recommended free courses from leading speakers. 

You can register for the Dental Student Suite, Dental Student Networking Event and your desired courses through your CDA Presents registration dashboard. Make sure you also plan time to visit the exhibit hall, check out dental innovations and chat with experts.

Coures & workshops for dental students

General dentistry

  • Hot Topics in Restorative Dentistry and New Materials for Conservative Dentistry, Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
  • Adhesives, Composites and Bioactive Materials: State of the Art, Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
  • Digital Smile Design Workshop, Parag Kachalia, DDS

Dental specialty 

  • Aesthetics for the Pediatric Patient: It’s More Than Beauty (Workshop), Daniela Pereira Da Silva, DDS, MS, FACD
  • Socket Preservation Workshop, Kevin Suzuki, DDS
  • Sleep 101, Michael Czubiak, DDS

Practice management

  • The Mind of An Embezzler: Unrelenting Greed, Susan Gunn, CFE
  • Stop Talking Yourself Out of Success, Martin Mendelson, DDS
  • Can Your Dental Team Help Defend You in a Malpractice Lawsuit?, Mitchell Gardiner, DMD

Dental hygiene

  • Connecting the Dots Between Cancer, Chronic Illnesses and Periodontal Diseases, Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
  • Now You See It … Oral Cancer Exam/Demo (Lecture/Workshop), Amber Riley, RDH, MS
  • Lifesaving PPE Essentials: Diet, Exercise, Self Care, Lisa Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Find additional courses and workshops for dental students in the CDA Presents Schedule Planner

COVID-19 safety   

Curious about our COVID-19 safety measures? Learn more about how we’re taking extra steps to keep you safe in our Attendee FAQ