Strategize your calendar for 2018

Whether you prefer a digital organizer or a fresh paper calendar, you’ll be more efficient in the new year by taking a few minutes now to plan to take advantage of all of your CDA membership benefits in the months to come. In addition to vacations and staff birthdays, mark the dates for association events, compliance deadlines and practice reminders. Discover even more membership value, protection and support all through the year.

Renew early in the year. If you’ve not yet renewed your tripartite membership, add a January calendar reminder to renew online at cda.org/member. While you’re signed in to your cda.org account, take a few minutes to ensure your profile and contact information are up to date. Plus, “set and forget” your membership at the beginning of the year by enrolling in the Electronic Dues Payment Program that breaks dues into auto-debited monthly installments.

Get dental supplies on your schedule. You can also “set and forget” subscriptions through the TDSC Marketplace so you never run out of essential dental supplies. Have items delivered on the days and frequency that you prefer — with member-only savings plus free shipping. Get started at tdsc.com.

Plan to volunteer. CDA Cares is coming to Anaheim April 27-28 and Modesto Oct. 26-27. Set a reminder to register to volunteer and bring your talents to local communities facing barriers to care. Learn more about the event at cdafoundation.org. And once registered, be sure to save time for orientation and traveling, too.

Save your spot at CDA Presents. The nation’s leading dental convention is coming to Anaheim May 17-19 and San Francisco Sept. 6-8. Mark your calendar for the Anaheim early-bird deadline of April 19. That’s your last day to get the best deals on hotels and workshops, so set a reminder to save your spot at cdapresents.com/anaheim2018 and register for courses earlier in the spring. Also, keep an eye out for San Francisco registration dates in the summer.

Right-size your insurance. Mid-year or before your annual policy renewal, review your current professional liability, commercial property, workers’ compensation, disability and other coverages — especially if there have been changes in your practice, employee base or family. Request a free insurance review or contact an agent at tdicinsurance.com.

Keep in compliance. Every quarter make a note to check the “Are You in Compliance?” calendar on the CDA Practice Support homepage to stay ahead of new laws and regulations. While you’re online, you can explore and download timely CDA Practice Support guides and checklists, such as a customizable Regulatory Compliance Manual.

Schedule employee reviews. Don’t wait until the end of the year to put staff check-ins, team meetings and performance assessments on the calendar. CDA Practice Support has a customizable employee manual plus other resources for facilitating office policies and performance discussions.

Remember giving year-round. Put giving back on your calendar, just as you would other important appointments. You’ll be sure to make contributions before tax time — and never forget a cause you care about.

Keep connected to more events and reminders by following CDA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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When The Dentists Service Company launched its online shopping site for dental supplies to CDA members earlier this year, it was with a commitment to make purchasing easier and more affordable for practices of every size. The TDSC Marketplace was also designed to allow dentists and their office staff to procure supplies across categories with confidence in the source and quality of every item.

CDA members already know firsthand that their membership benefits can support them in navigating the business side of dentistry. From Practice Support resources to insurance products designed only for dentists, a full suite of tools is available to help practices be more competitive and efficient. Members also have access to programs that leverage CDA’s size and strength to save them money on dental supplies, insurance and education.