2020 CDA Presents Canceled

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The California Dental Association (CDA) has canceled the 2020 CDA Presents Anaheim meeting, originally scheduled for May, in light of the increasing concerns and latest public health guidance related to COVID-19 and with the approval of its dentist-led board. 

“The health and safety of our greater dental community is always the California Dental Association’s highest priority, and we did not make this decision lightly,” said Claire Tyler, DDS, chair of the CDA Presents Board of Managers.


“It was informed by recent guidance issued by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control to cancel all gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, as well as Governor Newson’s recent order on mass gatherings in California,” said Tyler.

The will continue to prepare for its convention in San Francisco in the fall, with plans to expand programming and make it the organization’s “best event yet,” Tyler said.

In the next two to three weeks, the Board of Managers will meet to review future programs and make the commitment to extend a speaking invitation to a meeting in the next two years. Also:

  • All registration fees will be automatically refunded within 60 days. No action or request is needed from attendees.
  • CDA will cancel hotel reservations booked within the CDA’s room block. No action is needed. Attendees who booked accommodations outside of the block should contact their hotel directly.
  • CDA is offering online and audio learning options at no cost to help members and their dental teams participate in continuing education.
  • CDA Is waiving fees for courses required by the California Dental Board for the next 90 days.
  • The Dentists Insurance Company is waiving fees for its current Risk Management Seminar, which is offered online.
  • Audio recording of courses from the Anaheim 2019 conference will be made available at no charge for CDA members and their teams.
  • For more information about the coronavirus, CDA offers resources online.

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