Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with the CDA Foundation at upcoming events

Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with the CDA Foundation at upcoming events

Show your support for the CDA Foundation and its two flagship programs — CDA Cares, the volunteer dental program, and the Student Loan Repayment Grant — by attending two upcoming events featuring great food, wine, sightseeing and fun with friends.

Wine and Dine for Smiles

Coming up quickly, April 13, Gail Perry and Michael Perry, DDS, will host Wine and Dine for Smiles at their home in Sonoma County. Guests can enjoy dinner and a variety of wines in front of a countryside sunset. Attendees can also earn one hour of C.E. credit through Dr. Perry’s lecture “Dental Benefits Yesterday and Today.” The event takes place 4–8 p.m.

There are several pricing options to choose from:

·         $100 per person or $150 per couple

·         $500 as a CDA Cares chair sponsor (includes three guests and a CDA Cares scrub jacket)

·         $1,200 Friend of the Foundation (includes a table for eight guests total)

All proceeds benefit the CDA Foundation. RSVP online or via cellphone by texting WINEDINE to 41444. To learn more, contact Karen Palmiter by email or at 916.554.5951.

Ken Sanford, DDS, Memorial Motorcycle and Bicycle Ride

The 11th annual Ken Sanford, DDS, Memorial Motorcycle and Bicycle Ride will take place June 27-30 in California’s Eastern Sierra. Join colleagues and friends for two fun days of riding, hiking and sightseeing in the town of Lone Pine.

Newly added presentations — one on CPR/AED, a second on first aid and trauma assessment and a third on major topics in human resources — offer a combined six hours of C.E. The $325 registration fee covers all three sessions (one course each day, Friday through Sunday, from 8 to 10 a.m.) and includes a participant T-shirt for those who register by May 23.

Similar to last year’s event, there will be no formal ride. Attendees will have the option to choose which routes they would like to travel with whomever they wish. In addition to the scenic day trips, riders can tour the Museum of Western Film History, golf at the Mt. Whitney Golf Course, explore the nearby Alabama Hills and enjoy great food at local eateries.

Rooms reserved at the Dow Villa Motel will receive a special rate of $113 for a king or queen bed and $122 for two queen beds. To make your reservation, call 760.876.5521 and tell the front desk you are a member of the CDA motorcycle group.

Ken Sanford, DDS, was one of the original organizers of the first motorcycle ride in 2009. The event was renamed in his honor after his death the following year. The annual ride benefits two key CDA Foundation programs: CDA Cares, the volunteer-run dental clinic held twice yearly, and the annual Student Loan Repayment Grant.

To lean more or register for the ride, contact Ron Mead, DDS, by email or at 805.801.1816.

Foundation programs help Californians who experience barriers to care and offer financial support to dental professionals and community-based organizations across the state that provide dental care to underserved communities.

CDA Cares volunteers provide no-cost dental services to about 1,950 individuals at each clinic.

Since it launched in 2002, the Student Loan Repayment Grant has reduced the financial burden for 19 dentists while allowing them to work in public health.

Learn more about the Foundation and its programs.

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The CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided nearly $1.3 million in charitable dental services to 1,491 people at the Solano County Fairgrounds March 8-9. During the two-day event, dentists and dental professionals performed 8,955 procedures, including fillings, extractions and cleanings. Additionally, the clinic provided patients with oral health education.

The CDA Foundation has named Andrea Ustarez, DDS, the recipient of its 2018 Student Loan Repayment Grant. Awarded annually to a recent dental school graduate, the grant assists with repayment of education loans in exchange for the recipient’s commitment to care for the underserved. Dr. Ustarez will receive up to $105,000 over three years to put toward repayment of her student loans while she realizes her goal of working in public health.