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Membership for Dentists

Thank you for wanting to learn more about SCDA and what we can do for you personally and professionally. SCDA Members enjoy many benefits of membership. Our members belong to one of the most respected state dental association in the country. As a member, you’ll enjoy benefits designed to support you at each stage of your career, you’ll have the opportunity to put your expertise to work for your profession, and you’ll be meeting some of the best and brightest dentists in the state. Membership Application


How Do I Apply For Membership?

When you become an active member of SCDA, you also become a member of the American Dental Association and your local dental society. As a tripartite member, you gain access to dental resources at the local, state and national levels. Now, it’s easier than ever to become a SCDA tripartite member. If you are a licensed dentist in South Carolina, a full-time faculty member at one of the South Carolina dental schools, or a licensed South Carolina dentist serving full-time military duty, you are eligible. For more information about membership in other categories, including student/graduate student, affiliate, or provisional membership, call 800.327-2598 in SC or 803-750-2277. Membership Application


How Much Are Dues?

Current annual SCDA membership dues are $335, although special rates are available for recent graduates and retired or active life dentists. Current annual American Dental Association dues are $522. Each local dental society also charges dues, from $40-$50. The process: Once you get elected into the SCDA, dues statement will be mailed to you with the reflected amount. You do not need to mail in payment with your completed application.


Tripartite Relationship

SCDA is one part of a three-tiered membership structure designed to offer you, the dentist, the best service possible. We provide programs and services at the state level. On the national level, the American Dental Association offers a wealth of member services you can access, and there are 4 local dental socities throughout the state providing locally based programs and services, including job assistance, peer reviews, continuing education programs and more.


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