ADVOCACY

The Government Relations Committee of the CDAA represents the interest of dental assistants in California in legislative matters affecting the licensure and practice of DA’s, RDA’s and RDAEF’s. We are your voice and work in collaboration with the California Association of Dental Assisting Teachers (CADAT) to promote and protect the profession.

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Future Events

The Dental Board and Dental Assisting Council are now back to meeting in person. The meeting dates are:

2023 Legislative Calendar

Current Bills / Pending Regulatory Packages Affecting Dental Assisting
AB481

  • Basic Life Support Equivalency Standards (Cal. Code of Regs., Title 16, Sections 1016 and 2)
  • Dental Assisting Comprehensive Rulemaking (Cal. Code of , Title 16, Division 10, Chapter 3)
  • Determination of Radiographs and Placement of Interim Therapeutic Restorations (Cal. Code of Regs., Title 16, Section 1)
  • Minimum Standards for Infection Control (Cal. Code of Regs., Title 16, Section 1005)
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DENTAL ASSISTING COUNCIL 2024
Standing Committee of the Dental Board

  • Cara Miyasaki, RDA, RDHEF, MS – Chair
  • Jeri Fowler, CDA, RDAEF2, OA – Vice Chair
  • De’Andra Epps-Robbins, RDA
  • Rosalinda Olague, RDA, BA, Board Member
  • Joanne Pacheco, RDH, Board Member

DENTAL BOARD 2024

  • Board President: Alan Felsenfeld, DDS (1/2020 – 2024)
  • Vice President: Joanne Pacheco, RDH (2018 – 1/2025)
  • Secretary: Lilia Larin, DDS (2018 – 1/2025)
  • Steven Chan, DDS (1/2025)
  • Joni Forge, DDS (1/2025)
  • Meredith McKenzie, ESQ, Public Member (2013 – 1/2024)
  • Robert P David, Public Member (1/2028)
  • Angelita Medina, Public member (1/2025)
  • Sonia Molina, DDS (2021 – 2024)
  • Rosalinda Olague, RDA (2018 – 1/2025)
  • Yogita Thakur, DDS (1/2027)
  • James Yu, DDS (2018 – 1/2024)
  • Kevin Cheng, J.D., Public Member (1/2028)