Become a Member

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Monterey Bay Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association? Becoming a member of the tripartite offers many rewards!


To become a member of organized dentistry, click below to apply online with CDA (have your license number handy):

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MBDS Member Benefits

  •  Continuing education courses held locally
  •  Opportunities for community service and professional leadership
  •  Camaraderie and support from colleagues
  •  Licensure renewal courses (mandated OSHA, Dental Practice Act, infection control)
  •  Representation at all levels of government
  •  Membership meetings that include continuing education units
  •  Job placement services for associates and allied health professionals
  •  Peer Review services (an alternative to costly legal action)
  •  Membership directory with specialty and geographic reference
  •  Social events with colleagues
  •  Access to members-only online information thorough our website
  •  Local newsletter
  •  Volunteer opportunities to educate and treat the underserved population in the community
  •  Guidance to services provided by the ADA and CDA


CDA Member Benefits

  • Practice management resources and advice
  • Risk management advice hotline
  • 50 C.E. units per year at San Francisco and Anaheim meetings
  • Exclusive CDA member discounts
  • Legislative advocacy

For a full list of benefits, click HERE.


ADA Member Benefits

  • Build your network of colleagues
  • Help influence oral health policy
  • Raise awareness of oral health
  • Stay informed on issues facing the dental profession

For a full list of benefits, click HERE.


You can spread out your payments!

CDA offers an Electronic Dues Payment plan that allows you to spread out your payments when paid electronically. For more information or to enroll, click HERE.

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