Half Year Dues - Join Today 

Did you know that the D.C. Board of Dentistry has changed its licensing requirements for the current licensing period for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants?

You’d know if you were a D.C. Dental Society member. As a membership benefit, DCDS members enjoy monthly continuing education events and other meetings that are specifically programmed to meet the D.C. requirements over every two-year licensing period. Join today at 50% off the annual dues* and receive: 

  •  The latest COVID-19 related information including, access to grants and government loans,  guidelines on the latest phase of reopening, and the latest on keeping your practice safe. 
  • The Fall Monthly Meeting CE series in September, October, November and December offering clinical CE and one practice management courses – free as a member benefit! Hear from internationally and nationally known speakers on the latest in dental technologies and best practices.
  • Remote Happy Hours at local watering holes where you can meet your colleagues, get advice, and exchange information.
  • A monthly newsletter featuring the latest DC Board of Dentistry news, like licensing requirements and regulations.
  • ADA membership, which offers you discounts on group insurance, products, a retirement program, and more.
  • The latest in clinical practice guidelines and policies from the ADA’s science experts.
Simply fill out the application below, which provides us with your updated information and return your invoice with payment. Your membership starts once your application is approved and your dues are paid. 

*Note: You cannot have been a member in 2019, or have used this promotion in the past to join the ADA. New dental school graduates may be eligible for further discounts. Membership year starts July 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2020.  

If you have any questions, contact DCDS staff at info@dcdental.org or call (202) 367-1163. 
Please submit this DC Dental Society member application only under these circumstances:
  • You wish to transfer your current dental society membership to DCDS 
  • You wish to become a Metropolitan Member, and you are already a member in good standing of the ADA and your home state dental society. 
  • You wish to join during the Half-Year Dues Promotion. 
For all other circumstances, click here to fill out an on-line Tripartite Membership Application

To become a member, you must have DDS or DMD degree, and be engaged in dental activity in the District of Columbia. 

Personal Information

Please provide Street Address, Suite, City, State and Zip Code
Please provide Area Code and Phone Number
Do you wish to become a Metropolitan Member, transfer your membership to DCDS, or join during the Quarter Year Dues Promotion?

Did a DCDS member refer you to join the Society? If yes, please provide the member's name.
Full name of Dental School

Personal Background

Have you ever been denied a dental license?*

Have you ever had your license suspended or revoked?*

Have you ever been censored, suspended or expelled by a dentally related organization (i.e., dental society)?*

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or criminal offense, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but excluding minor traffic violations and parking tickets? (A conviction record will not automatically bar you from membership. Each application will be individually considered on its merits.)*

I hereby affirm that all statements are true and correct.*
By clicking the Submit button, I hereby apply for DC Dental Society membership and resolve to abide by the Bylaws and Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct if accepted into membership, and to pay all required dues. 

If I am transferring from another Society, I hereby grant permission to DCDS staff to update my ADA database record accordingly.