As a member of the Eighth District Dental Society, you are eligible for a number of benefit programs and discounted services. Through the Eighth District Service Corporation, the Eighth District Dental Society has leveraged the buying for of its more than 1,000 members to provide you with services and discounts which you would not be eligible otherwise. Check the Eighth District Service Corporation page, for a detailed listing of endorsed services and vendors.

In addition, consider the benefits listed below which you enjoy as a member of the Eighth District Dental Society. 


Health Insurance

The Eighth District Dental Society offers numerous health insurance plans for its members, their families and their office staff.  To get information about plans that are available, please call Victoria Weise at Walsh Duffield at 716-362-7366.  You can also find information by clicking the link below:

http://www.walshins.com/Resources/DentalInsuranceCenter


Continuing Education

The Eighth District Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by the New York State Dental Association. The District offers timely seminars throughout the year, with 2 All Day Seminars featuring prominent lecturers to assure that its members are able to obtain their continuing education credits and maintain their licenses. In addition, the Eighth District presents seminars for Smoking Cessation, Infection Control, and Risk Management each year.


Peer Review

Consistent with its members' commitment to maintain the highest standards in dental care, the Eighth District Dental Society offers a Peer Review & Quality Assurance program. This free service provides an alternative dispute resolution between patients and providers in issues of quality of care.

To view the NYSDA Peer Review Guide, please click here.


Publications

Each member is entitled to a free subscription to the 8th District Bulletin, which is published four times per year.


Government Relations/Advocacy

The Eighth District Dental Society actively participates in the New York State Dental Association Council on Governmental Affairs in order to advocate for its members on legislative and regulatory issues impacting the practice of dentistry. Eighth District representatives also serve as delegates to the American Dental Association, and promote critical issues through EDPAC, the State Dental lobbying organization.


Public Relations

The Eighth District Dental Society plays an active role in public health advocacy, promoting awareness and good oral health practices through such public relations opportunities as Children’s Dental Health Month.


Individual Assistance/Personal Service

The staff of the Eighth District Dental Society assists members to take advantage of services provided by the Eighth District itself as well as the services of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Members of the Eighth District Dental Society are able to obtain personal assistance in dealing with chemical dependency. In cases of financial hardship as a result of disaster or unexpected calamities, the Relief Fund service can supplement other sources of assistance.