01/31/2019

Maximize all of your membership benefits


Whether you’re new to the California Dental Association or a lifetime member, you likely already have a favorite benefit. But you may not be familiar with all of the perks that your CDA membership has to offer. This year, maximize the programs, services and expertise available to you through organized dentistry.

These exclusive benefits can save you time and money, expand your education, streamline practice operations and connect you to priceless guidance when you need it most.

Practice Support

What is it?
To help members navigate the business side of dentistry, Practice Support provides expertise in practice management, dental benefit plans, regulatory compliance and employment practices.

What do you get?

  • Unlimited phone and email support from dedicated experts
  • Hundreds of online resources, including:
    • Informed consent forms
    • Letters, templates and checklists
    • Comprehensive reference guides
    • Compliance calendar and required posters

Endorsed Programs

What is it?
Harnessing the buying power of CDA’s large membership, Endorsed Programs bring you select offers from vetted vendors.

What do you get?

  • Special discounts on business services, including:
    • Bank of America practice financing
    • CommonBond student loan refinancing
    • CareCredit financing for your patients
    • HR for Health human resources solutions
    • PureLife equipment to stay in compliance
    • WEO Media complete marketing services

CDA Presents

What is it?
CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is one of the nation’s leading dental conventions, with new educational and networking offerings each year.

What do you get?

  • Waived registration fees for members (a $905 value)
  • Three days of free C.E.-credit lectures from leading speakers
  • Early-bird deals on hotels and hands-on workshops
  • Convention-exclusive pricing from hundreds of exhibitors

Supply savings at tdsc.com

What is it?
An online shopping site built for member dentists, tdsc.com delivers competitive, consistent pricing on dental supplies and small equipment.

What do you get?

  • 24/7 access to negotiated discounts
  • 20 percent average savings compared to MSRP
  • Free shipping on every order; no minimums
  • Custom product-by-product price comparisons

TDIC coverage

What is it?
In California, The Dentists Insurance Company offers a full suite of dentist-focused professional insurance options only to CDA members.

What do you get?

  • Access to exceptional coverage at a fair price, including:
    • Professional Liability
    • Commercial Property
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Disability
    • Cyber Suite Liability
  • Discounts for new dentists, bundled coverage and more

Risk Management Advice Line

What is it?
Confidential phone support is provided by TDIC risk management analysts for CDA members, whether or not they are TDIC policyholders.

What do you get?

  • Advice, support and preventive counsel
  • Unlimited guidance by phone at no cost
  • Convenient online call scheduling

Peer Review Dispute Resolution

What is it?
When a problem or misunderstanding cannot be resolved between a dentist and a patient, CDA offers statewide dispute resolution through informal mediation or evaluative peer review.

What do you get?

  • A confidential, credible, fair and effective alternative to litigation
  • A system to help all parties involved reach a fair agreement
  • Review by a committee of your peers who follow specific procedures

Well-Being Program

What is it?
The program is a recovery source for members of the dental community who suffer from addiction and disorders.

What do you get?

  • A confidential resource for employees, associates, family members or friends
  • Support for alcohol/chemical dependency and a resource for other impairing issues
  • Peer-to-peer support and aid in assessment, treatment, recovery and monitoring

Explore your benefits online at cda.org/member or call 800.232.7645 for assistance with your membership.



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As a member benefit, CDA provides an online continuing education course calendar that includes pages of course offerings — currently more than 250 — for dentists who want to enhance their practice and professional development or simply need credits for license renewal. The calendar pulls from sources throughout the state, including CDA, local components and dental schools.

Organized dentistry protects colleagues suffering wildfire losses
TDIC, CDA Foundation and local components ‘truly care about me’
California’s 2018 wildfires damaged and destroyed property and claimed lives in many areas throughout the state. The Nov. 8 Camp Fire in Paradise is the most destructive in state history, claiming at least 85 lives and burning nearly 19,000 structures. The fire chewed through 153,336 acres — homes, schools, churches and businesses, including nine dental practices and one clinic.

If you’re like many dentists, you’ve got a multifaceted role as practitioner, practice leader and entrepreneur. With your CDA membership, valuable support comes through tools and expertise available online, by phone and at association events. From protecting your property to streamlining paperwork, tap into dentistry-focused business solutions, starting with these six.

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