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

A key component to the Society’s long-standing success is the members’ commitment to excellence. Since the Society’s inception, our members have shown their commitment to improving oral health literacy and outcomes in our community, and shaping the future of our profession. Membership into the Society is open to any dentist currently in practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Apply for Membership