Attendee FAQ

Registration and Cost

CDA Presents returns to Anaheim this spring. Join us one, two or all three days, May 16 through 18, at the Anaheim Convention Center. CDA introduces new lectures and workshops at every event.

Registration is open. Then explore the schedule planner and register for each one of your preferred courses in advance. For CDA members, registration fees are waived. The fee for non-member dentists is $950*; the fee for staff members (including RDH, RDA and DA) is $25*; the fee for out-of-state ADA members is $205*.

*All fees that are quoted are the early bird rate that ends on April 26. See all registration categories and fees.

  1. Select create an account
  2. Enter your email address that you use to log into https://www.cda.org/ to get a verification code
  3. Verify Code
  4. Enter in your licensed legal name and create a password
  5. Enter in a phone number that a SMS message can be sent or a phone number that you can be called with a code
  6. Verify code from text or call
  7. Select your registration type by licensure and enter in any additional registration requirements
  8. Select your courses that you would like to take at CDA Presents as all courses require registration
  9. Add guests by selecting Add Guest or complete your registration
  10. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note that you are only able to get back into your registration through your confirmation email.

CDA member dentists benefit from waived registration fees. If you’re a California dentist, you can join CDA today and save at CDA Presents. All attendees can save on workshops in Anaheim by registering before the early-bird deadline: April 26. Standard rates apply on and after April 27.

Registration will be open online through the last day of the convention. The early-bird deadline for discounts is April 26.

All workshops and lectures require registration. Please reference the registration platform for the individual fees and course details.

Select courses either require or recommend attendees complete a prerequisite lecture and/or bring their own supplies. Attendees should review the Prerequisite and Supplies Checklist to verify requirements and recommendations for their courses ahead of CDA Presents.

CDA introduces new courses and programs at every event. See the Schedule Planner for Anaheim workshops, lectures and special events.

The deadline to cancel, change and request refunds without penalty is May 1, 2024. Email us your request for cancellation.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 6:30am – 5:00pm

Friday, May 17, 2024, 6:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 6:30am – 4:00pm

If you haven’t yet registered for the convention:

Start your registration and follow the prompts to navigate to the events page and select your courses and events. Special events will be listed towards the bottom of the All Days tab. Event 800 is the CDA Party and 801 is for the Wine Seminar.

If you’ve already registered for the convention:

Refer to your confirmation email and click the link within it to edit your registration. From your dashboard, select course/event information to navigate to the events page and make changes. Choose event 800 for the CDA Party or 801 is for the Wine Seminar, and be sure to save your changes and check out to complete the purchase.

Yes, there are two types of childcare available offered by KiddieCorp.

CDA KidZone is offered on-site at the Anaheim Convention Center for up to three hours per child, geared toward ages 4 through 12.

CDA Children’s Program is offered in full- and half-day options at the Hilton Anaheim, geared toward ages 6 months through 12 years.

Click here for more details.

Earning C.E.

We offer expansive opportunities for you to earn C.E.; however, the Dental Board of California regulates a maximum 8 hours of C.E. (1 C.E. credit = 1 Hour) earned in one day. 

You have the opportunity to submit your feedback through surveys after your courses. While not mandatory, we encourage you to participate and help guide future speaker and course selections. CDA also sends attendees a survey to capture their feedback on the overall convention experience. 

C.E. transcripts from the Anaheim convention will be available to licensed attendees through their CDA accounts approximately 4 weeks after the show. Be sure to hold on to the three-digit code provided at courses, should it be needed to confirm C.E.

Here’s how to access your transcripts: 

  1. Visit cda.org and select “My Account.” You can create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Sign in with your CDA email. Once signed in, under “Your Profile,” click “C.E./Transcripts” from the left side list.
  3. Filter your transcripts by a certain time frame or date range.
  4. Click “Print Transcripts” to print all transcripts in your filter or click on each transcript to print individually.
  5. Follow the prompts to review and print your C.E. certificate. 

Important Note: CDA follows the Dental Board of California C.E. provider requirements in issuing C.E. credits for license renewals. Information contained in promotional and electronic materials is subject to change and allowances for inaccuracies, omissions or modifications are not available.