IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN ADA, CDA and NCDS really necessary? Times are hard right now and you may wonder if your membership is really worth renewing. It is! CDA is the largest state dental association in the United States, and as the single largest membership in the ADA, CDA provides a substantial legislative voice for dentistry on the local, state and national level. The CDA’s Council on Government Affairs annually monitors more than 400 pieces of legislation for potential impact to public health and the dental profession – a proactive approach that uniquely positions the CDA to drive legislative and regulatory activity, and effectively communicate member feedback to key policymakers at each level. Your benefits with membership include CDA Presents (previously Scientific Session), publications, sponsored Insurance and Endorsed programs, Regulatory Compliance Assistance, Peer Review, and CDA compass to name a few. Your membership with ADA also gives you premier publications, legal information, the ADA Annual Sessions to fulfill CE requirements, Practice Management Resources, etc. As a member of the Northern California Dental Society, which serves Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas counties; you have access to local Continuing Education programs, Patient Referral Service, Dental Personnel Referral Service, Publications, Community Services such as Give Kids A Smile, Radiology/Coronal Polish Certification resources, to name a few, but most of all the camaraderie of your fellow dentists and to share ideas that affect your profession. YOUR VOICE CAN BE HEARD THROUGH ORGANIZED DENTISTRY! Your membership, and the financial support it creates, is critical to the efforts taking place on your behalf! The dental profession faces significant challenges. Our goal is to meet these challenges head on while improving service and benefits of membership. We can’t accomplish this goal without your membership and support.