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About The Indian Dental Association Of California

The Indian Dental Association of California is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with only a few dentists and has grown to be over 400 life members strong and over 1200 Continuing Education Club Members. IDA of California strives to maintain excellence in dentistry and to preserve our cultural heritage.

As a professional organization, IDA conducts over 42 hours of continuing education annually by hosting nationally and internationally renowned speakers. The association works in concert with other professional organizations and encourages members to take an active part in ADA, CDA, AGD and local chapters.

To preserve our unique Indian cultural inheritance, the association also holds various social and cultural family events like Diwali Celebrations, cultural nights, picnics, cruises, annual banquets and screening of Indian movies. Our members also participate and assist through charity drives and professional services.

The principal objectives of this association are …

A. Professional: To enhance the scope of dental practice by updating its professional members through continuing education seminars and other related activities. The membership can thus best serve the community.

B. Social: To create events whereby Intra and Inter Community cohesion is achieved which will be socially beneficial. About 95% of the I.D.A members are practicing Dentists. Almost all of them own their own practices and are enjoying an upper social economic status.

C. As a professional organization, to excel and to uphold the dignity of the profession. It conducts over 50 hours of continuing education annually by hosting nationally and internationally renowned speakers.

D. To protect the image and the interest of the profession and its membership by working in concert with other professional organizations and encouraging members to take active part in ADA, CDA, local chapters, and AGD.

E. To preserve the unique Indian cultural inheritance by having various social and cultural family events like Diwali celebrations, cultural nights, picnics, cruises, annual banquets, and screening of Indian movies, etc.

F. To guide and help novices in setting up practices, finding employment, or taking board exams.

G. To help the needy through its charity drive, donation of professional services by its members and by providing a forum for various organizations for their charitable cause.

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