Joining Us


The Second District Dental Society is your local affiliate of the New York State Dental Association and American Dental Association, the largest and most influential professional association of dentists in the United States. 140,000 dentists strong! This is a little more than 70% of all the dentists nationwide. Dentists are impacted by issues and regulations not just locally, but at the state and national levels as well. The tripartite structure of organized dentistry is the most effective vehicle to support dentists' interests at each level. The tripartite is mutually supportive. The structure promotes unity in the dental profession. It provides for a consistent approach and a unified voice on issues affecting the art and science of dentistry and the oral health of the general public.


To become an active member, a dentist must join his or her local society, state society, and the ADA. Each level within the tripartite sets its own dues, elects its own officers and directors, and makes decisions on the services and benefits it offers to members.


If your primary dental practice is located in Brooklyn or Staten Island and are interested in becoming a member with the Second District, simply download and complete the appropriate application and mail to Second District headquarters. Should you have any questions, or if you would like to request an application to be mailed to you, feel free to contact our Membership Coordinator at Society Headquarters at (718) 522-3939 or via email by clicking here.


Application Downloads

Active Tripartite Membership Application

Graduate Student/Resident Membership Application

Associate Membership Application


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Member Benefits

Membership Meetings

Preferred Programs