By becoming a member of organized dentistry, you will enjoy unique benefits that will help ensure that your voice is heard and give you opportunities to engage and network with the dental community. Becoming a member of SDDS is now easier than ever. One application handles your membership for SDDS, The California Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).
Who is eligible?
A dentist shall be classified as an active member of this association who subscribes to, adheres to and is bound by the ethics and Bylaws of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the Sacramento District Dental Society, and who qualifies for membership under one or more of the following criteria:
- Is licensed to practice dentistry in the geographic boundaries of the Sacramento District Dental Society
- Is a graduate and holder of a DDS or DMD or other appropriate degree from a dental school accredited or approved by the American Dental Association and (i) engages in activities in government service or other endeavors which contribute to the profession of dentistry; or (ii) serves as a full-time dental educator in a dental school located in the area
- Is a current holder of a special permit in oral and maxillofacial surgery issued by the State Board of Dental Examiners
An active member in good standing shall receive the following benefits of membership: a certificate of active membership; a free subscription to the monthly Nugget newsletter; a free triannual membership directory; a reduced rate for the Journal of the California Dental Association; attendance at all SDDS events at member prices; and such other services as are provided by the SDDS, CDA, or ADA.
An active member in good standing shall be eligible for election as a delegate or alternate delegate to the CDA and ADA House of Delegates and for election or appointment to any office, committee, or agency of
An active member under a disciplinary sentence of suspension shall not be privileged to hold office, either elective or appointive, including delegate and alternate delegate, in the Sacramento District Dental Society of CDA, or to vote or otherwise participate in the election of officials of the SDDS or CDA.