Annual Session

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the CDA has made the difficult decision to convert its live conference into virtual meetings and online CE courses.

The CDA House of Delegates will still take place, but in a virtual environment. All CE courses will be available to CDA members as webinars, free of charge.

These are trying times for the dental profession but the CDA is committed to doing everything we can to help dentists overcome this crisis and flourish when its over.

More details and logistics will be available in coming weeks.

Annual Session Registration

Course registration and Details about Delegate Credentialing
Will be Available Soon.

Stay Tuned!


The CDA offers a range of educational and CE courses for attendees of the Annual Session. We make every effort to present high-caliber speakers. Speakers’ presentations in no way imply endorsement of any product, technique or service. The CDA disclaims responsibility for any material presented. Here’s what’s offered this year.

Saturday Morning CE Courses

Up in Smoke? Can Cannabis Replace Opioids for Dental Pain Management in Substance Abusing Patients?
Speaker: Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.
CE Credit Hours: 3 

**This course fulfills the Colorado Dental Board CE requirement for opioid education.**

Learning Objectives:

  • Become more familiar with the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics.
  • Consider the best practices for prescribing opioid analgesics to use in everyday clinical situations.
  • Explore the purported role of cannabis in the management of acute dental pain.
  • Learn strategies for recognition of substance abuse disorders and referral of patients to treatment.

About the Speaker: Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P., the founder of “Pharmacology Declassified,” is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the profession of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author. Tom is a member of the faculty of 10 dental professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom has presented hundreds of continuing education courses to dental professionals, nationally and internationally, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia and is well-known for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist for making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.

Saturday Afternoon CE Courses

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The House of Delegates is going virtual for 2020! Volunteer with your component to be a delegate from the comfort of your kitchen table or living room couch. All technology will be tested in advance with training sessions available for anyone needing assistance.


Due to COVID-19, we are unable to host an exhibit hall or live event this year but appreciate your interest in supporting the CDA and its meeting. We look forward to working with you at future CDA events.



Have questions? Contact Molly Pereira at  for more information.