11/28/2016

Renew membership online, preserve benefits


CDA members may now renew their annual membership online.

With membership in organized dentistry, dentists ensure their voices and the needs of the profession are represented on every level. Members have the option of renewing in full or enrolling in the electronic dues payment program. The EDP program allows for payments in equal monthly installments that will be deducted automatically from a designated checking account.

CDA provides education, practice support, protection and a stronger voice in government through its legislative advocacy work. Members also enjoy these benefits:

  • Waived $890 registration fee for CDA Presents, the twice-yearly convention that takes place in Anaheim in the spring and San Francisco in the fall. At the convention, members can access free continuing education units, stay current on the latest dental technology trends and receive discounted pricing on equipment and supplies.
  • Dedicated team of CDA professionals whose sole purpose is to advocate for the dental profession and for patients. In 2016, CDA sponsored a new law that makes the dental board’s student loan repayment program less restrictive and successfully advocated for lawmakers to remove dentists from surprise billing legislation. In recent years, CDA has also sponsored new laws that improve dentists’ and patients’ rights when working with their dental benefits and increased Denti-Cal funding through additional federal dollars and the reversal of a 10-percent reimbursement rate cut.
  • Access to CDA Practice Support, which offers nearly 500 valuable resources to help dentists better manage the business side of dentistry. In 2016, CDA Practice Support launched “Are you in Compliance?,” a new resource that lists laws and regulations, organized by deadline date and year, to help dental practices comply. Other Practice Support resources include customizable sample letters, forms, checklists, FAQs and agreements. The Sample Employee Manual, Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, New Patient Forms, Guidelines for Informed Consent, Hazard Communication Plan, and Required Postings are among the most used resources.
  • Unlimited phone support, also through CDA Practice Support, with analysts specializing in dental benefit plans, regulatory compliance, employment practice and practice management. The analysts are available to answer everyday questions dentists have. Dentists may also use the “Ask an Expert” feature to receive a response from an expert within one business day.
  • Substantial multipolicy discounts with the TDIC Optimum Bundle. Professional Liability, Commercial Property and Workers’ Compensation coverage can be bundled for savings. In addition, CDA member dentists can benefit from comprehensive disability coverage at a competitive price through the MetLife association policy.

Renew CDA membership at cda.org/member.



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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.

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