In lieu of on-site convention cancellation, the California Dental Association will host a virtual interactive conference featuring CE courses this fall.

After evaluating current public health guidance related to COVID-19 and the organization of large-scale events in California and San Francisco County, the California Dental Association (CDA) has decided to cancel its continuing education convention, CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry, which was scheduled to take place September 10 to 12 in San Francisco. 

The association says the health and safety of the greater dental community is always its highest priority. CDA has supported members throughout the pandemic and will continue to transition many programs to adapt to the COVID-19 environment while meeting the current and evolving needs of dental professionals.

More than 20,000 dental professionals, members, and students plus hundreds of exhibiting companies attend CDA Presents each spring and fall. CDA is already at work developing innovative learning and networking opportunities for the dental community, including a virtual CE event with a virtual exhibit hall to be held this fall. 

Details about the virtual event will be shared soon. All booth fees will be refunded to exhibitors or credited to future CDA convention booths or virtual events.