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Connect. Learn. Experience.

You’re invited to CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry. Connect with your dental community and sharpen your skills May 18-20 in Anaheim. 
As a California dental student and CDA member, your convention registration fees are waived. That means you get free access to your choice of lectures from leading speakers, a massive exhibit hall and networking opportunities.  
Whether you’re coming for one, two or all three days, be sure to check out our exclusive events for students and new grads! 

Register now!

Student & New Grads Hub 

When: Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D 

The CDA Students and New Grads Hub is the place for students and early career dentists to learn, connect and recharge. Drop in throughout the day to enjoy snacks, charge your devices and connect with peers and mentors. Plus, get a complimentary professional headshot taken on-site!  

New this year, hear from captivating speakers selected with you in mind. 

Speaker Schedule

10 - 11 a.m. 
Ali Oromchian Esq.
Navigating Your First Employment Contract: Legal Considerations for Success After Graduation

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Art Wiederman, CPA 
Budgeting for life as a new graduate 
12 - 1 p.m. 
Joyce Kahng, DDS
Social media for the new dentist 
1 - 2 p.m. 
Michelle Coker, PHR, PHRca
Associateships 101: Employment classifications, benefits and working interviews
2 - 3 p.m. 
Lisa Greer 
Protecting Yourself as a New Dentist: Contracts, billing and monthly audits 

Please check the conference app for current information. 
*Once you’ve registered to attend the convention, you will automatically have access to the Student and New Grads Hub.  

Student Networking Event 

When: Saturday, May 20, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Anaheim Hilton, Pacific Ballroom B 
Join us at the popular and highly anticipated student networking event! Reconnect and build new relationships with peers over food, drinks and fun games. Space is limited, so register today to reserve your spot!  When you register for CDA Presents, be sure to also add Student Networking event to your schedule. 

Hosted by your CDA Student Representatives, sponsored by TDIC. 

Recommended Courses for Students & New Grads

Friday, May 19

"Waiting To Inhale?" : Will Cannabis Challenge the Dental Professions as Tobacco Has in the Past? with Thomas Viola, RPh, CCP

Digital Impressions — Scanner Systems and Methods with Jonathan Ng, BMedSc, DDS, MSc

Now + Next in Dentistry: A Panel Discussion with:
Natasha Lee, DDS
Katie Fornelli
Arthur Wiederman, CPA
Anders Bjork

Saturday, May 20

Local Anesthesia Advanced Technique Simulation with Mel Hawkins, DDS, BScD (AN)

Objective-Driven Approach: Management of Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Restorative Treatment with Yair Whiteman, DDS

How To Take a Dental Photograph With Any Camera with Nathan Yang, DDS

The Anatomy of a DSO with Pat Little, DDS

Dreams to Reality: Guide to Buying Your First Practice with:
Katie Fornelli
Sherry Mostofi, Esq.
Stephen Curtis
Brett LeMmon, CPA

What’s New: Materials and Tech for Indirect Restorations with Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

Save your spot today! 

Step 1: 
Register online now and mark your calendar for May 18, 19 and 20. 
Step 2: 
Add the Student Networking Event on Saturday afternoon to your schedule. 
Step 3: 
Save your spot at recommended free courses from leading speakers.  

Be sure to follow CDA on social and share your fun moments with #cdaPresents and #cdaproud.