Applying for Membership

Membership in the Eighth District Dental Society is open to any dentist licensed to practice in the State of New York and having an office located within the eight counties of Western New York. Dentists interested in applying for membership must submit their request in writing on a form prescribed by the Eighth District Dental Society; the application for membership will be reviewed by the Council on Membership & Communications and must be approved at a regular meeting of the Executive Council of the Eighth District Dental Society.

Membership in organized dentistry conforms to the tripartite system of membership in effect between the American Dental Association (ADA), the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the Eighth District Dental Society; that is, member dentists must be members of all three levels of organized dentistry. The Eighth District Dental Society is a component division of the ADA, whereas NYSDA is a constituent division of the ADA. Acceptance for membership by the Eighth District Dental Society constitutes membership admission by all three divisions.


Applications for membership in organized dentistry are accepted throughout the year. Membership is renewable the first day of each calendar year. Membership renewal notices and annual dues invoices are sent to members in November of the preceding year.

Once an application is received, it will be reviewed. A packet of additional membership information and an invoice for current year dues will be mailed. Please note: applications cannot be processed until the Eighth District Dental Society receives payment of dues.

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