Advocacy

CDA president provides update on status of association’s lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: I’m reaching out with an update on CDA’s ongoing dental plan reform initiatives, along with an…

May 10, 2024 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles

California State Dental Director Dr. Jayanth Kumar announces retirement

Dr. Kumar’s strong commitment to making oral health a priority in the state’s health agenda has defined his role as…

April 22, 2024 |Access to Care, Patient Care

Meet three dentists who received the CalHealthCares loan repayment award

Andrew Zufall, DMD, one of 34 California dentists who in March was awarded a CalHealthCares Loan Repayment award, often tells…

April 18, 2024 |Access to Care, Advocacy, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

‘Thrilled to speak on behalf of my school, dental professionals and Californians’

“There is a quote I love that reads, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,’” says Barbara…

April 2, 2024 |Access to Care, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

CDA, SDDS defeat extreme tax measure, protecting Sacramento dental practices

CDA, the Sacramento District Dental Society and the No on Measure C campaign are celebrating a significant victory after soundly…

March 13, 2024 |Advocacy, News Articles

CDA-sponsored bill protects California dentists from predatory virtual credit cards

CDA this week made the next move in its broad-reaching, long-term campaign for dental benefit plan reform with the introduction…

February 20, 2024 |Advocacy, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

CDA Foundation to host dental clinic in California’s Trinity County in fall 2024

In partnership with the California Office of Oral Health and Trinity County Office of Education, the CDA Foundation will host…

February 8, 2024 |Access to Care, CDA Foundation, News Articles

Greater than the sum: CDA Journal collection explores the power of dentists working together

The latest collection of the Journal of the California Dental Association spotlights how dentists can effect system change by taking…

February 7, 2024 |Advocacy, News Articles, Patient Care

Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Sacramento County may disenroll from DMC plans and enroll in FFS beginning in December

Changes are coming to the Medi-Cal Dental Program in Sacramento County. Dentists must be enrolled as a provider in Medi-Cal Dental fee-for-service to continue seeing any existing patients who leave their DMC plan and enroll in Medi-Cal Dental FFS. 

December 19, 2023 |Dental Benefit Plans, Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, News Articles

CDA Foundation awards first community clinic student rotation grants to Dugoni School of Dentistry

The CDA Foundation has awarded the first Community-Based Clinical Education grant to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry to expand oral health care at three community health centers in California while providing dental students with new clinical opportunities.

December 13, 2023 |Access to Care, Advocacy, CDA Foundation, News Articles

Recapping dental plan reform legislation: Here are 10 laws sponsored by CDA

Two CDA-sponsored bills signed into law this year are the latest legislative outcomes to benefit California dentists and their patients, but these successful reform efforts follow several successful bills sponsored by CDA in recent years as part of a multi-year, multi-pronged strategy.

November 16, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Legislation, News Articles

How two dental plan reform bills became law in California through innovative CDA advocacy

CDA launched and managed a digital advertising campaign and website, Fix Our Dental Insurance, and built a large coalition in support of two CDA-sponsored dental plan reform bills that the governor signed into law in October. 

November 6, 2023 |Advocacy, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, News Articles
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