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Benefits of Membership

CFDDA MEMBERS:
REQUIRED COURSES NOW AVAILABLE

Please take a moment to review the following information about this CFDDA membership benefit:

1. The online courses are for CFDDA members only and their hygienists.
2. 2017 membership dues must be current to obtain the password and to take the course/test.
3. To obtain the password, please email centraldistrictdental@yahoo.com.
3. When you take the test, please remember to include all information (your name, email, etc.).  Please have your hygienist reference your name.
4. Upon completion, the CFDDA will receive a copy of your test and will post your credit on CE Broker (70% and above is passing). Please allow two weeks for this action to occur.
5. You will receive an email confirmation for your records acknowledging you have taken the course and that the credits have been posted, please allow two weeks.
6. The biennium ends on February 28, 2018. The required courses will be pulled on February 16, 2018 to allow time for the CFDDA to post credits to CE Broker for those that have taken the test(s) prior to February 16 2018.

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Below and throughout this page are just a few of the outstanding membership benefits you enjoy as a member of the ADA, Florida Dental Association and the Central Florida District Dental Association.

Advocacy – The ADA and FDA lobbyists monitor bills and issues that affect dentistry. Visit ada.org/advocacy for info on issues impacting dentistry.
FREE Continuing Education — Central Florida District Dental Association’s Annual Meeting, May 12-13, 2017. 12 CEUs available at no cost to CFDDA Members and their dental team members.  View the CFDDA Annual Meeting Brochure.
Free Online Continuing Education — FDA’s online CE program and the CFDDA online required courses are now available.
Course credits posted to CE Broker on your behalf after course attendance at the FDA, CFDDA and affiliate levels.
Promotion of the Profession — Press Releases, Events, Social Media …
Affiliate (local dental societies) Dental Association Membership and Meetings.
Publications
— JADA, Today’s FDA, the FDA’s News Bites, the FDA's Capitol Report, the CFDDA Newsletter, CFDDA E-News, and more!
FDA Services, Inc., providing a variety of high quality insurance programs at competitive rates.
FDA’s Crown Savings Program — save time and money to grow and run your practice.
FDASupplies.com — check it out and save money: fdaservices.com/affiliate/fdasupplies
Peer Review — avoid costly legal fees and malpractice suits.
Three websites to visit with current and informative information: www.ada.org, www.floridadental.org and
www.cfdda.org.
Contract Analysis – The ADA Contract Analysis Service analyzes third-party managed-care contracts to inform you in clear language about the provisions of the contracts so you can make informed decisions.
Legal Resources – Legal questions and answers are an educational service of the FDA for members only.  They have been prepared by FDA legal staff based on years of experience.
Volunteer leadership opportunities – we need YOU! Go to: Area of Interest Form
Opportunities to give back to community both locally and statewide. Coming up: FLA MOM – March 24-25, 2017 – Pensacola, Florida.
Free Florida and HIPAA Compliance Forms.
Networking and social opportunities with your peers.

For a comprehensive list of benefits from the Florida Dental Association - Member Benefits.

A Unifed Profession … the Power of Three!!

Build a successful practice.

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ADA Center for Professional Success at Success.ADA.org provides practical, member-only content to help you manage your career, expand your knowledge and balance your life.  

ADA Find-a-Dentist® helps promote your practice to potential patients. Visit ADA.org/MyADA and upload a photo, add a practice description and inform potential patients of accepted insurance plans, languages spoken and practice hours.
 
Find-a-Dentist Sample Profile 
  

Make informed decisions.

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The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at EBD.ADA.org offers you a practical approach to integrating evidence into your patient care. 

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ADA Professional Product Review at ADA.org/PPR helps you make thoughtful product choices that benefit your patients and your practice.  

 
ADA's Contract Analysis Service provides you with information concerning a proposed contract so you can better understand and analyze its terms. Find more information at ADA.org/legalresources.

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 Healthy Policy Institute, a thought leader and trusted resource for critical policy knowledge, produces research briefs and survey reports on the dental profession and U.S. health care system. Visit ADA.org/HPI to learn more and download information.

Stay current with respected information.

Capture the latest developments in dental research, practice and issues affecting the profession.
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), mailed monthly, and online
  • ADA News, mailed biweekly, and online
  • ADA Facebook
  • ADA Twitter   

Be confident with endorsed financial programs. 

ADA Members Insurance Plans and ADA Business Resources offer members options that have been researched and endorsed by the ADA and ADA Business Resources. Learn more at Insurance.ADA.org and ADABusinessResources.com
  

Save money with member discounts.

Save money when you travel with the ADA Member Travel Program. Visit ADA.org/travel and save on hotels, car rentals and air fare to ADA meetings. Members also receive significant discounts and special product offers on practice and patient materials through the ADA Catalog at ADA.org/store.

Build your community of colleagues and friends – and earn CE.

Meetings at the local and state level, as well as national meetings such as ADA annual meeting give you a variety of ways to learn, network with your peers and have fun.  And if you want to earn CE when it’s convenient for you, check out JADA.ADA.org and ADACEonline.org.

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Your patients trust you.  And when you recommend oral care products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, you can trust that an independent scientific organization has evaluated the safety and efficacy of those products based on the latest scientific knowledge. When was the last time you reviewed the list of Accepted products? Do it today.


Access the ADA Dental Library.

With thousands of resources at your fingertips, the ADA Library and Archives allows you to access unique and extensive collections of electronic, print, and archival material related to dentistry. Search on your own or utilize the team of experienced library professionals to assist you. You can also access an extensive array of studies and research through database portals such as DynaMed, Dental & Oral Science Source (DOSS) and the Cochrane Library.

Visit ADA.org/library or Ask Your ADA Librarian to begin your research.

Link to Library and Archives: http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/ada-library/

Ask your ADA Librarian who will direct them to library@ada.org.

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