Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership in the Fourth District Dental Society

***Friendship and camaraderie with your peers. This interaction gives you a chance to meet with other Dentists that share your concerns and problems. It is also an opportunity to learn from senior members and/or to mentor younger members for the benefit of your practice and the oral health of the public you serve.

***The Saratoga Dental Congress is a two-day meeting in May that provides outstanding continuing education opportunities with some of the professions top speakers for both you and your staff. There are over 60 manufacturer exhibits with the latest equipment and supplies and the opportunity to meet with your local representatives. Raffles, contests and great food are also part of the festivities making it a professionally enhancing and enjoyable experience for all.

It is one of the best meetings you can attend and it is right here in our own back yard. Your membership insures a very favorable fee for your whole office.

***Continuing Education is also available at three excellent all-day courses presented throughout the year with top speakers. The venue is always centrally located and often combines with the Third District to enhance the opportunities for all.

***Registry of Your Continuing Education Courses submitted automatically by the District and kept for you at the State Offices. You can review it anytime on line and the State Education Department uses it to verify your status for license renewal.

***Branch (County) Society meetings provide a more intimate dinner setting for interaction with other Dentists and an interesting hour of continuing education from a wide variety of speakers.

***Peer Review helps mediate patient complaints claims without costly law suits. This can be a useful member benefit, administered impartially by your peers.

***Insurance for malpractice through the State and District endorsed MLMIC Company is very helpful. Other insurance opportunities available to members through the State Association and the ADA include business interruption, life, disability, and other concerns. Also, the District Claims Committee helps with disputed insurance claims and insurance problems.

***The Fourth District Web Page provides information about all District activities as well as quick links to the State Association and the ADA. The site also includes a Classified Ads section and an easy to navigate Dentist Search.

***Our membership directory gives a complete listing of all Fourth District Members, including e-mail addresses. It is constantly updated and quite accurate.

***The Newsletter is sent to all members 3 times a year to keep them informed on District activities, District Board decisions, and interesting things about members.

***Email updates from the Executive Director, as needed. These provide current information about changes in law & regulations affecting dentistry, current District news and tips that can help your practice.

***The District Office is your resource to everything. Advice on Peer Review, Ethics, Dental Politics, State and National Regulations, Practice Management, and referrals to the appropriate people at the State and ADA level is only a phone call or simple e-mail away. Call the office for help with anything at (518) 371-1114 or email