Dental Students

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 16-18 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! 

Student & New Grad Hub 

When: Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 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!

Student Networking Event 

When: Saturday, May 18, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Anaheim Hilton 

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

Thursday, May 16

How Not To Kill Your Patients: Things You Are Missing On X rays with Martina Parrone, DDS, MS

Time To Toss the Floss? with Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, MS, RYT

Partnering in a Private Practice as an Associate with Wesley Read, CPA, CFP

Successfully Navigating Your Role as an Associate with Steven Barrabee, Esq.

Friday, May 17

Mastering Effective Communication in Dentistry for Associate Dentists with Amrita Patel

Updates in Digital Dentistry – CAD/CAM, 3D Printing and Easy Steps To Start In-Office Production with Michael Scherer, DMD, MS

How To Start Your First Dental Practice with R.J. Przebinda, Ali Karjoo, Levi Barlavi, Esq., Mike Lamorgese, MBA

Implant Placement A-Z: Treatment Planning, Handskills Practice and Complications Troubleshooting with Ivan Chicchon, DDS

Saturday, May 18

Be Prepared: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office with Amy Kuhmichel, DMD

Oral-Gut-Brain Axis and You: Paradigm Shifts for Optimal Health with Parvati Iyer, DDS

Leveraging Digital Technology To Simplify Bread and Butter Dentistry with Jonathan Ford, DDS

To Contract or Not To Contract? Working With Dental Benefit Contracts with Lisa Greer, Matthew Nelson

Now + Next in Dentistry: Demystifying Dental Benefits Panel with Nima Aflatooni, DDS, Wallace Bellamy, DMD, Amrita Patel, DDS, Robert Frey, DDS

Save your spot today! 

Step 1: 
Register online now and mark your calendar for May 16, 17 and 18. 

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.