Discover support for every stage of practicing dentistry.

You are the best and brightest. Your clinical skills are amazing. But, there are a few things that you probably didn’t learn about in dental school, and that’s where CDA steps up. From programs dedicated to helping you navigate the business side of dentistry to specialized in-house experts, members have access to robust resources to support the ever-evolving practice of dentistry. Be empowered with the right tools and teams through The Dentists Supply Company, CDA Practice Support and CDA Endorsed Programs.

The Dentists Supply Company

The Dentists Supply Company is a CDA subsidiary that was established to help members become more competitive and efficient in the dental marketplace. TDSC specializes in leveraging collective purchasing power to attain better dental supply pricing for practices of every size. Exceptional savings through, a single, easy-to-shop site is a free member benefit.

CDA Practice Support

CDA Practice Support is a benefit of membership designed to make the business side of practice easier and more efficient. The online resource library includes hundreds of resources to support success in the areas of practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans and regulatory compliance. Benefit from dentistry-specific guides, manuals, forms and templates for every step — from entering the profession to transitioning your business. In addition, there’s expert advice from Practice Support analysts, regulatory deadline reminders and the latest news.

CDA Endorsed Programs

CDA Endorsed Programs is a benefit of membership that connects you to vetted vendors who have been res approved by a team of CDA dentists. Get great deals on a variety of financial services, plus office supplies and amalgam separators, from businesses you can trust.

In the News

CDA Practice Support has developed and published two new resources for practice owners who wish to help put their staff on the proper path to become a California-registered dental assistant. Both resources — “Steps to Becoming a California-Registered Dental Assistant” and “Helping Your Out-of-State-Trained Dental Assistant to become a California-Registered Dental Assistant” — are in a one-page format that is easy to follow.


Debt collection agencies: Your last resort for patients' past-due accounts

Every practice will come across a debt that needs to be sent to an agency, but such debt should be the exception to the rule. The goal should be to prevent accounts past due, not to collect on them. Start with good policy. A financial policy is pertinent to a practice’s success, and practices should have both internal and external financial policies.


New online form available for reporting dental benefits plan issues

CDA Practice Support introduces a new, secure online submission process for dentists to use to report issues with dental benefits plans. By streamlining the intake process, this form will make it easier for practicing dentists to quickly reach out for assistance and submit issues at their own convenience. To receive assistance, simply submit your issue electronically using the new submission form available online within your account.


Harassment prevention training: More than a compliance box to ‘check off’

Recently enacted laws require employers to provide sexual harassment prevention training, including a law that many California dentists will need to comply with by January 2020, as CDA previously reported. But while important, these laws are only a small part of the harassment prevention puzzle. Recognizing workplace conflict — and taking steps to reduce it — is an important piece of the puzzle.


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Using the CDA logo to market your practice

Individual members and component dental societies of CDA may apply for permission to use the CDA logo on certain materials and advertisements according to CDA Logo Usage Policy. Members may obtain permission by completing the online application, or requesting an application through the CDA Member Resource Center at 800.232.7645. Members with approved applications will be emailed a digital copy of the logo.