CDA Cares Volunteer Dental Program
CDA Cares

An estimated 10 million Californians experience barriers to dental care. The California Dental Association Foundation and CDA host CDA Cares, a program that allows volunteer dentists, with the assistance of other dental professionals and community volunteers, to provide dental services at no charge to more than 2,000 patients at each event.

Through CDA Cares, efforts to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of good oral health and the need for an adequately funded dental safety net are having an impact. Adult Denti-Cal benefits eliminated by the state in 2009 were partially restored in 2014, however, the program remains chronically underfunded and leaves many, including the working poor, without access to care.

How You Can Help

To help provide oral health care services to the large number of expected patients, we need volunteer dental and health professionals including general dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses and pharmacists.

Additionally, community volunteers are needed to assist with registration, clinic setup, data entry, escorting patients, translating, and much more.

Patients will receive cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and assistance in finding a dentist for follow-up care.

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Community Impact

CDA Cares exemplifies the best of our community in action. Together, with the goal of relieving pain and infection, we’re impacting lives, restoring dignity and creating smiles.

CDA Cares Pomona:

  • $1.67 million in dental services
  • 1,861 patients
  • 12,204 procedures
  • 1,752 volunteers
CDA Cares total impact:
  • $9.2 million in dental services
  • 11,901 patients
  • 63,989 procedures
  • 9,813 volunteers
Visit our Facebook page for photos and videos from the event.
Learn More about CDA Cares
CDA Cares Sacramento - March 2015
CDA Cares Fresno - October 2015
CDA Cares Facebook Page


Robyn Alongi
Manager of Volunteer Programs & Community Outreach

Alicia Malaby
Director of Communications

Michelle Rivas
Director of Development & Fundraising

CDA Cares Sponsors