CDA Journal

This award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication keeps dentists up-to-date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products. It also features thought-provoking editorials, practice support, risk management and regulatory compliance articles and technological trends that affect dentistry. 

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May 2019

The May 2019 issue of the Journal covers novel technology and materials in the areas of 3D printing, dental resins and mechanotransduction of external root resorption in orthodontic treatment.


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April 2019

The April 2019 issue of the Journal highlights the disparities seniors face in accessing adequate oral health care and addresses what can be done to reduce oral and health complications.


March 2019

The March 2019 Journal provides practical considerations for everyday dentists regarding important concepts surrounding opioids and substance use disorders, pain management and prescription medication diversion.


February 2019

The February 2019 issue of the Journal covers a variety of topics including the trends and health effects of e-cigarettes, promoting tobacco cessation, the use of probiotics peri-implant diseases and cone beam CT in orthodontics.


January 2019 Journal of the California Dental Association

The January 2019 issue of the Journal features the latest caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA)-related research results, updates on clinical-practice CAMBRA implementation and a report from a unique model program. This online version corrected errors that appeared in the printed publication. Identified best practices from this work are assembled into one Comprehensive Caries Management Guide for Dental Professionals.


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Annual subscriptions to the Journal of the California Dental Association are available to association members at a rate of $36. 

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To request permission to reprint an article from a CDA publication, please contact Publications Specialist Andrea LaMattina.

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The Journal of the California Dental Association is a peer-reviewed scientific publication that features dental research, reviews of treatment techniques, practice-management information, professional guidelines and news.

Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if they are exclusively submitted to the Journal. A panel of experts reviews all manuscripts, and the principal author is notified of final status as soon as possible.
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Kerry K. Carney, DDS
The editor welcomes letters, comments and correspondence about the Journal of the California Dental Association.