Dr. Harold C. Slavkin, authority on craniofacial biology, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry dean emeritus, dies at 85

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS, a leading authority on craniofacial biology, dean emeritus at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and a founding member of the Santa Fe Group, died Dec. 22, 2023, at his home in Marina Del Rey, California. He was 85.

January 22, 2024 News Articles

A software solution to achieve HIPAA compliance offered as a new CDA member benefit

Abyde software guides practices through mandatory HIPAA compliance requirements, making compliance programs easy and sustainable for dental practices of any size.

June 22, 2022 Privacy/HIPAA

Certified coding, billing, other revenue cycle management services offered as new CDA member benefit

Member dentists can now benefit from certified coding, billing, eligibility verification and other support through CDA's newest Endorsed Service, Cosentus. Cosentus has been offering back-office administration services to dental and medical professionals for more than 25 years. 

July 30, 2021 News Articles

Leadership Corner: Dr. Tippett-Whyte addresses Delta Dental’s postponed fee cuts, highlights CDA’s advocacy initiatives

Dr. Tippett-Whyte discusses the latest developments with Delta Dental's planned fee cuts and provides insight on CDA’s ongoing advocacy efforts to ensure Delta Dental honors its obligation to providers.

April 22, 2021 News Articles

Leadership Corner: Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte highlights the value of being a CDA member

From exclusive practice support resources to comprehensive COVID-19 guidance, Dr. Tippett-Whyte is highlighting the many benefits of being a CDA member. Learn more about what CDA is doing for California dental professionals in this week’s Leadership Corner.

March 18, 2021 News Articles

Leadership Corner: CDA President Dr. Judee Tippett-Whyte highlights financial relief options for dental practice owners

Watch Dr. Tippett-Whyte as she discusses financial relief opportunities for practice owners. She's providing details about the PPP second draw loan, CalHealthCares' extended application deadline and a new initiative aimed at securing financial relief from dental plans for dental practices during future emergencies. 

February 17, 2021 Practice Management

Seeking a dental assistant? Consider transferable skills while recruiting and hiring

With an increasing demand for dental assistants throughout California, CDA is encouraging member dentists to consider transferable skills while recruiting and hiring. Smile Crew CA aims to create a pool of qualified candidates by targeting job seekers who have been displaced from service roles with adaptable skills that would make them a viable dental assistant.  

December 10, 2020 News Articles

Smile Crew of California: CDA launches dental assistant career recruitment campaign

The California Dental Association has launched a new recruitment campaign, Smile Crew of California, designed to highlight the careers in dental assisting and create a pool of qualified candidates to help CDA members who are seeking to fill hundreds of dental assistant job openings. 

October 8, 2020 News Articles

New Career Center on connects employers and job seekers, builds dentistry employment pipeline

In a strategic effort to aid members in growing their careers and building their practice teams, CDA has launched a robust online career center for both employers and job seekers. While job listings have long been among the most popular sections of CDA’s website, the new platform provides more intuitive search tools along with actionable guidance.

October 8, 2020 News Articles

CDA receives ‘peer recognition,’ other awards from ADA in 2020

The California Dental Association in August received recognition from the American Dental Association in three membership categories, including “most improved active member retention rate” among state associations with more than 7,500 active licensed dentists.

September 17, 2020 News Articles

Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry honors 2020 graduates in virtual awards ceremony

Graduation celebrations are looking a lot different this year as many schools continue to prioritize the health and safety of students, faculty and attendees’ families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other universities that have postponed in-person ceremonies to promote social distancing, the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored its graduating class in a virtual awards ceremony.

June 18, 2020 News Articles

Class of 2020: Western University College of Dental Medicine hosts first digital commencement ceremony

The Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine hosted its first digital commencement ceremony to honor the class of 2020. 

May 14, 2020 News Articles