Joining Us


Tripartite Membership

Organized dentistry has a tripartite structure and dentists who join Second District Dental Society also become members with the American Dental Association and the New York State Dental Association. 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.


Apply for or renew your Second District membership via the NYSDA website links below:


Apply for Membership


Renew your Membership


If you are currently enrolled in or entering a full-time residency or advanced education program of not less than one academic year's duration, apply for membership by completing and returning the Post-doctoral/Resident Membership Application form.


Post-doctoral/Resident Membership Application


Log in to your ADA Profile for updates to your address, education, license and more. 


Associate Membership

If you are a licensed dentist practicing outside of the Second District and hold current membership with your state association and the ADA, apply for associate membership using the application form below. Associate members may participate in SDDS endorsed programs where eligible, attend SDDS continuing education programs at the same tuition rate as active members and receive all publications of the Society. Associate membership dues are $60 annually.


SDDS Associate Membership Application



Member Benefits

Preferred Programs

Member Meetings