Now + Next Events

Fun local events to support dentists’ next steps.

Now + Next in Dentistry

CDA’s live local events bring together bright dentists and the experts who can help them navigate career and financial decisions. 

Resources + support

Get insider tips on how to tap into the best member benefits for you. 

Focus on the future

Benefit from data-driven insights and dentistry expertise.

Valuable connections

Network with peers, component leaders and dynamic speakers.

Save your spot at upcoming events

Demystifying Dental Plans and Benefits
Benefit from insider tips on navigating dental benefit plans and learn about member resources for evaluating and analyzing plan contracts, get data-driven insights and make valuable connections with peers and component leaders. 

Earn 2 C.E. units while learning:

  • How to analyze different dental plans, including how they work and how they affect patient care.
  • How to evaluate and analyze plan contracts.
  • How proper clinical documentation impacts the claims process and prompt payment for services.

Featured speaker

Amrita Patel, DDS

Dr. Amrita Patel is a general dentist in private practice in Westchester County New York, a faculty member at the University of South Dakota, and a nationally recognized speaker. From 2018-2020, she chaired the New Dentist Committee of the New York State Dental Association and was the recipient of the American Dental Association 10 Under 10 Award in 2021. Dr Patel is the leadership columnist for the Academy of General Dentistry’s Impact magazine and writes a recurring column for Dental Economics.

Join us in San Jose!

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Top Golf, San Jose
Cost: Free for CDA members; $20 for non-members

Join us in Fresno!

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024 NEW DATE!
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. NEW TIME!
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno
Cost: Free for CDA members; $20 for non-members

Free zoo admission is included for every event registrant.

Is Now + Next right for you?

Our events are designed to support dentists through key points of transition: 

  • New grads who are determining their paths in dentistry
  • Early career and associate dentists seeking expert guidance
  • Dentists who want to expand their professional network

Event FAQ

No. These events are open to all licensed dentists and dental students.

It’s easy! Register online at cda.org/NowNextEvents. On-site registration is also available, but we encourage advance registration to secure your spot. Space is limited.

As a CDA member, there is no cost to attend! We encourage you to bring your friends and colleagues who are dentists. Nonmembers may also attend for a nominal fee of $20.

Yes! We encourage sharing the registration link with your fellow dentists or dental students.

No. While we encourage everyone to attend, it is not a requirement to register for the regional events.

If you need to cancel your registration, contact [email protected] or call 800.232.7645 at your earliest ability so others may have a chance to attend.

Yes! The in-person events are each eligible for two C.E. units. The webinar is not eligible for C.E.

Your CE will be sent to the email address used to register within five business days after the event. If you don’t receive an email within five days, please contact us at [email protected].

Yes, light refreshments will be provided to attendees.

SD Tech, San Diego; The Huntington, San Marino; and Top Golf, San Jose locations: Yes, parking is free. See confirmation email for details.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Fresno: Registered attendees will receive a parking validation code.

No. These events are in-person only; however, we are offering a free Now + Next webinar on January 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Each Now +Next paid registrant will receive one complimentary admission to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, valid for the day of the event. If guests who are not members would like to attend the event, they may register as a non-member for $20. This would offer access to the zoo, food and beverage, and access to the dental benefits event program.

Additional zoo only tickets are available for purchase directly from the zoo. You may purchase them online at Fresno Chaffee Zoo or upon arrival at the main gate.

More Ways to Learn

CERP

CDA is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

CDA designates each activity for a specified number of C.E. units. These courses meet the Dental Board of California requirements for continuing education units.

Need Assistance?

Get guidance with registration or navigating your course options . Call 800.232.7645 or email us for support.