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Organized Dentistry

The Power of Organized Dentistry

Membership in organized dentistry represents a powerful commitment on your part to continued growth as a professional, as an individual and as a dentist. The strength of the dental profession is based on its tripartite organization – a vertical integration leveraging the collective power of membership at the local, state and national levels. This interface of the three major levels of organized dentistry provides members with a comprehensive offering of member benefits and collective strength in representing the “voice of organized dentistry” while eliminating overlapping and duplicative efforts between national, state and local organizations. The result to members is maximum value. When you become a member of organized dentistry, you enjoy membership in all of the following:

  • Local Level - Eighth District Dental Society
  • State Level - New York State Dental Association
  • National Level - American Dental Association

Together, organized dentistry offers its members the following benefits:

Continuing Education – Continue to grow professionally through our CE programs, which offer relevant scientific, clinical and practice management topics. Our CE programs assist dentists in providing the highest level of service to their patients as well as fulfill their Mandatory Continuing Education requirements.

Professional and Social Meetings – Enjoy the collegiality offered through a variety of luncheon, dinner and evening meetings as well as popular social outings.

Patient Referral Services – Build your practice and inform potential patients of new services being added to your practice through our Patient Referral Service.

Peer Review – Work with your colleagues to resolve disputes with patients and third-party payers while upholding the integrity of the dental profession. Peer Review offers both the dentist and the patient the opportunity to have dental care evaluated in a non-combative environment at the local level, supported by a statewide system of overview and technical assistance.

Insurance and Financial Services – Enjoy the collective purchasing power of approximately 140,000 dentists in the selection of vendors for health insurance, liability, business and life insurance products, credit card processing, office/equipment financing and other essential services.

Community Relations – Join your colleagues on projects benefiting children, the elderly and other groups in need of dental services by participating in such events as Children’s Dental Health Month.

Publications/Professional Journals – Keep apprised of local activities, events and dental news through the 8th District Bulletin and avail yourself of the latest technical developments in various specialties of dentistry through the NYSDA Journal and the Journal of the American Dental Association. Take advantage of immediate access to information through the websites of organized dentistry.

Governance/Leadership – Participate in the direction and growth of organized dentistry through the councils and committees of organized dentistry at the local, state or national level. In addition to easy access to the tripartite decision making process, enhance your skills through a comprehensive leadership development program targeted at improving your communication, collaboration and volunteer management abilities.

Eighth District Dental Society

3831 Harlem Road
Buffalo, NY 14215
Tel. (716) 995-6300
Fax (716) 995-6305

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