About Us

The District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) is a professional association representing over 500 dentists working in and around the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Founded in 1866, the Society is the American Dental Association’s local constituent society, equivalent to a state chapter.

The mission of DCDS is to promote the growth of the dental profession through educational programming, advocacy for our members, and raising the oral health literacy of our community.