California Dental Association

1201 K St
Sacramento CA 95814

Since 1870, the California Dental Association has worked to empower our state’s brilliant community of dentists. As the largest state association in the ADA, we continue to innovate, sustain and grow to support dentistry’s best and brightest. Today, CDA celebrates a remarkable 150-year heritage, and you’re invited to be a part of what’s next.

At CDA, everything we do, we do for dentists, their patients and the ever-evolving profession of dentistry. And we believe the that the profession of dentistry should be shaped by those who practice it.

With the power of many, we are a community where dentists can learn, share, be inspired and grow in their profession. Together, we empower members to excel through dedicated advocacy, protection, education and practice support.

OUR MISSION: To support our members in their practice and service to the public through innovation in education, advocacy and related programs.


Service, Inclusiveness, Respect, Education and Integrity

OUR VISION: To be the recognized leader for excellence in member services and advocacy promoting oral health and the profession of dentistry.

The California Dental Association (CDA) is a nonprofit, professional organization representing organized dentistry in California. Founded in 1870, CDA’s membership currently consists of 27,000 dentists in 32 local dental societies throughout the state of California, making it the largest constituent of the American Dental Association.

CDA and its members champion proper oral health care for Californians. CDA supports dentists through resources, including education, practice support, advocacy and protection. Additionally, CDA publishes the Journal of the California Dental Association, an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication.

The CDA Foundation was formed as the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association in 2001. The CDA Foundation provides grants and awards to dental professionals and community-based organizations, promotes oral health and education, and hosts CDA Cares dental clinics that provide dental care at no cost to Californians in need.

To date, CDA Cares has provided $25 million in care to more than 30,000 people through 16 clinics in California.

The Student Loan Repayment Grant program, which began in 2002, has placed 20 dentists into clinics where they have provided oral health services to 100,000 patients valued at more than $25 million in communities where individuals face barriers to care.


Map of California Dental Association 1201 K St, Sacramento CA 95814

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