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Membership Benefits

There is only one organization in Manhattan that is dedicated to meeting your needs and that of organized dentistry: the New York County Dental Society. Programs and services are designed to assist you in staying current with the issues facing the dental community. NYCDS members can avail themselves of many of these opportunities at discounted fees. Other programs are included free of charge with your membership.

Continuing Education 

The Henry Spenadel Continuing Education Program offers unparalleled education courses taught by nationally recognized experts. Our education facility is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, just steps away from Grand Central Station. You will find:
  • many "hands-on" laboratory courses with limited enrollment;
  • courses of interest to specialists;
  • lectures which bring advanced theory into practical reality;
  • programs specifically designed to meet the needs of dental staff;
  • evening courses to suit your busy schedule;
  • summer courses on Wednesdays during July and August.

NYCDS provides outstanding resources for your professional and practice needs with endorsed companies at special group rates for members. Financial services, credit card processing, a dental staffing firm, and disposable products are just some of the many services you will access. 
The Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest of its kind in the United States, includes programs and workshops presented by highly regarded and respected practitioners. The vast array of companies exhibiting will enable you to view, first hand, the newest materials and technology. Sponsored by the New York County and Second District Dental Societies, the GNYDM is a premier event at which members are invited to volunteer.
Member Publications include Dentists' Quarterly published four times a year, which contains articles of immediate use to you and your staff. You'll hear from experts in the legal and dental fields with helpful advice in managing your practice. The NYCDS Membership Directory is published biennially, and identifies vendors with essential products and services for the dental profession. Each member receives a complimentary listing and copy of the directory.
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company's Program for Professional Liability Insurance is a program governed by dentists for dentists with a seasoned claims staff to assist you through this members-only plan. Numerous discounts are available as well as a ten percent reduction for successful completion of the NYCDS Risk Management Program. For application and premium information, contact MLMIC at 1-800-683-7769 or go to
Oxford Health Plans offered to groups of two or more through AmWINS, the Society's third party administrator. Plans for seniors are also available. Call 1-844-796-3624.
Stated Meetings are held three times a year where members network with colleagues over a buffet dinner and then hear a presentation on emerging issue in the dental profession. Attendance is complimentary for members and includes one continuing education credit.
A legislative voice, a referral service and volunteer participation in Society activities are just some of the many other benefits of membership.

Mentors Make a Difference! Click here to access the mentor application form. Participate in our mentor program and help guide a dental student.