“To advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental healthcare to the public.”


The California Dental Assistants Association (CDAA) is a community of dental assistants committed to enhancing the profession of dental assisting and the oral health of the patients we serve. This is done through education, advocacy and networking.

We represent all aspects of dental assisting including, but not limited to, unlicensed dental assistants, registered dental assistants, registered dental assistants in extended functions, dental office managers, receptionists, insurance coordinators, dental assisting instructors, and dental sales representatives (former dental assistants).

By joining CDAA, you automatically enjoy membership and services from all three levels of the organization – national, state and local. We are the state affiliate of the ADAA – the professional organization for dental assistants!