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Making a difference.

Through the generosity of countless volunteers and donors, the CDA Foundation has helped so many Californians in need through its two flagship programs; CDA Cares and the Student Loan Repayment Program. In addition, the CDA Foundation has provided dental materials and supplies grants to community-based organizations to help provide access to care for California's most vulnerable citizens.

If you forgot to register online for CDA Cares Solano, April 25-26, you can still volunteer. Dentists and dental professionals are needed for Friday, April 25 at the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. Go to volunteer registration at McCormick Hall. The goal of CDA Cares is to relieve pain and infection and educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net. Since 2012, the CDA Cares volunteer dental program has provided $6 million in care to more than 8,000 patients.

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Several major sponsors, through in-kind donations and resources, are stepping up to make sure CDA Cares Solano provides the most oral health care possible to patients in need. CDA Cares Solano will be held at the Solano County Fairgrounds on April 25-26 with the help of hundreds of volunteer dental professionals and other community volunteers. On top of volunteers, the CDA Foundation relies heavily on the financial support of its sponsors. Solano County, First 5 Solano, the Del E. Webb Foundation and Kaiser Permanente in Napa and Solano counties all are donating and/or matching funds up to $20,000 or more, for a total of $160,000.

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Dentists interested in implementing Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) strategies into their practice will have some training available to them at CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry in Anaheim. Jean L. Creasey, DDS, will lead a lecture titled Preventing Your Way to Success ... Implementing CAMBRA in Private Practice on Thursday, May 15, and Friday, May 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Upcoming events

May 3:
Sporting Clays Fundraiser—Solano County

Help the CDA Foundation in its efforts to improve the oral health of all Californians by joining us for camaraderie, fun and a fundraising opportunity at our fifth annual Targeting Smiles Sporting Clays Tournament. This event is set in Northern California county of Solano, north of the Sacramento Delta.

Saturday May 3, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Birds Landing Sporting Clays 
2099 Collinsville Rd
Birds Landing, CA 94512

$150 clays competition & lunch ($165 after April 5)
$50 lunch only

June 28:
Sporting Clays Fundraiser—Los Angeles County

We couldn’t let the north have all the fun! The first annual Targeting Smiles South target shoot and competition will be held at Triple B Clays in South El Monte. Donors and members in Los Angeles and San Diego clamored for an event like their northern counterparts and we expect this day will be just as successful.

CDA Cares
CDA Cares Volunteer Dental Program

Future CDA Cares Clinics

Solano (April 25-26, 2014)
Solano County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589

Pomona (Nov 21-22, 2014)
Sacramento (Mar 27-28, 2015)
Fresno (Oct 2-3, 2015)

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