Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

By being a member of organized dentistry, you’re ensuring that your voice and the needs of the profession are being represented on every level. Whether you are looking for education, practice support, protection, or for a stronger voice in government, you’ve come to the right place.

Members also enjoy these benefits:

  • Complimentary attendance to the Society’s CE meeting series offered between September-May
  • Exclusive invitations to Society networking events and career workshops
  • Discounted registration rates and members-only access to other continuing education events
  • Influential voice in advocating for dentist friendly legislation both at the local and federal levels
  • Reduced advertising rates in the Society’s monthly newsletter

To review all of the member benefits, please visit our website here. For more information on how to apply for membership, renew your membership or pay your annual dues, please see below.

Already a member in Maryland and Virginia, but have an office in D.C.? Join as a Metropolitan Member.

Looking to transfer your membership from another ADA constituent society? Click here for information.

Membership Eligibility
To be eligible for membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree
  • Be of good moral and professional character
  • Be engaged in dentally related activities within the District of Columbia
  • Or have become unable to continue the practice of dentistry due to prolonged illness or other disability and qualify for a waiver of dues
  • Submit an application

How do I apply?

Please complete an online tripartite membership application.


We will automatically receive your online membership application once completed. Once approved, you will be notified.

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How much are dues?

There are different dues amounts depending on member eligibility. For example, dentists who have recently graduated from dental school, faculty, and active military are eligible for lower dues. In addition, new members may qualify for certain dues promotions, depending on the time of year they join. Dues include the ADA as well as the D.C. Dental Society. 

Please contact the Society at or call (202) 367-1163 for an individualized dues quote. 

Does DCDS have a payment plan?

Yes. Members may set up a payment plan for their dues. Contact the DCDS office for more information. 

Already a member?

If you are already a DCDS member, please login to the website to pay your annual dues online.

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