CDA earns membership, ethics awards

CDA's commitment to serving all dentists in a variety of practice settings has provided the organization with an opportunity to support more than 26,000 members across California. CDA's growth and diversity along with resources and services that help members flourish recently garnered a number of ADA recruitment and retention awards.

Among dental societies with more than 7,500 members, CDA received awards in five categories:

• Most Improved Active Member Retention Rate
• Greatest Net Gain of New Dentists
• Greatest Net Gain in Membership
• Convert Highest Number of Diverse Dentists to Membership
• Convert Highest Number of Women Dentists to Membership

"CDA would like to thank the ADA for acknowledging our efforts to be inclusive to all dentists in California, regardless of their practice model," said CDA President Ken Wallis, DDS. "We are proud of our growth and diversity as well as our strength in numbers, which underscore the value of organized dentistry and its effect on the future of our profession."

CDA provides members with practice resources and services, advocacy, protection and education opportunities. For more information on CDA membership, including a tripartite membership with the ADA and local dental societies, visit cda.org/join or call 800.232.7645.

CDA Judicial Council honored

The American College of Dentists recently awarded CDA's Judicial Council with the 2016 Ethics and Professionalism Award, which is the highest honor given by the college in the area of ethics. The award recognizes exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations in the promotion of ethics or professionalism in dentistry through leadership, education, training, journalism or research.

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