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 |Membership, News Articles, Public Health

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 |Endorsed Services, Membership, News Articles, Practice Management, Privacy/HIPAA

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 |Advocacy, Delta Dental, Dental Benefit Plans, Dental Plan Reform, Membership, News Articles

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 |Employment Practices, Hiring, Firing & Performance, Membership, News Articles, Regulatory Compliance

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 |Membership, 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 |Membership, 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 |Membership, News Articles, Public Health

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 |Membership, News Articles, Public Health

Dr. Andrew Soderstrom, CDA past president, career-long leader and CDA Cares co-founder passes

Andrew Soderstrom, DDS, CDA past president and a co-founder of CDA Cares, the CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, died Wednesday, April 29, following complications after a fall at his home in Modesto, California. He was 65.

May 6, 2020 |Membership, News Articles, Public Health

CDA leaders look ahead to next 150 years of organized dentistry

“I see CDA now and into the future as being limitless in what we can produce and do for our members.” While reflecting on CDA’s momentous milestone of 150 years in organized dentistry, Richard Nagy, DDS, president of the California Dental Association, looks ahead — optimistic about what’s next for the organization and its 27,000 members.

March 10, 2020 |Advocacy, Membership, News Articles