Six tools for CDA members who are business owners – CDA (California Dental Association)

Six tools for CDA members who are business owners – CDA (California Dental Association)


If you’re like many dentists, you’ve got a multifaceted role as practitioner, practice leader and entrepreneur. With your CDA membership, valuable support comes through tools and expertise available online, by phone and at association events. From protecting your property to streamlining paperwork, tap into dentistry-focused business solutions, starting with these six:

1. Get commercial property insurance that’s for dentists.

As a CDA member, you have access to exceptional protection from The Dentists Insurance Company. TDIC coverage is specific to dental offices, including adjusted limits for each practice’s individual exposures and multiline and closed-end water systems discounts. Both Business Owner’s and Lessors Risk policies are available, as well as added Cyber Suite Liability coverage. As an employer, you can also benefit from TDIC Workers’ Compensation and Employment Practices Liability policies. To apply or learn more, visit

2. Talk to a risk management analyst if you’re in doubt.

Whether or not you’re a TDIC policyholder, you can benefit from no-cost guidance from the TDIC Risk Management team. Call the confidential Advice Line for expert guidance on property claims, record keeping, general liability and more. To schedule a call or explore FAQ, visit Better navigate the business side of practice.

Have questions about practice management, employment practices, dental benefit plans or regulatory compliance? CDA’s experienced Practice Support analysts are here to help you, too. Submit your question through the Ask an Expert feature, search for answers to common questions or call an analyst for one-on-one guidance. Get started at or 800.232.7645.

4. Save time with easy-to-use forms and templates.
In addition to answers from the Practice Support team, you also have access to a comprehensive resource library online. With your login, you can view, download and print everything from a Legal Reference Guide for California Dentists to Exposure Control and Hazard Communication Plans. Check out the checklists, forms and guides at

5. Choose trusted practice financing solutions.
Use financial services designed for dentists to improve cash flow and facilitate growth, including solutions for equipment and office start-up, debt consolidation and real estate, acquisition and expansion loans. As an Endorsed Program, Bank of America offers CDA members reduced administration fees and flexible terms. See all of the member-exclusive Endorsed Program offers, which have been vetted by a team of CDA dentists.

6. Save big on your dental supplies.
Leverage the buying power of CDA’s large membership to reduce supply costs for your own practice. Through The Dentists Supply Company, you can shop online for a broad selection of supplies from authorized vendors. Visit to explore products and member-exclusive savings or to request a custom price comparison.

Explore toolsdesigned to support dentists as business owners.Start with the online resource library at

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