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Become a DCDS Member

DCDS members enjoys local benefits as well as state (Texas Dental Association) and national (American Dental Association) membership benefits. To qualify for full membership in Dallas County Dental Society you must be a licensed dentist in the state of Texas with a primary practice located in Dallas County. Texas A&M University College of Dentistry faculty, graduate students and residents are also eligible.

Not practicing within Dallas County? You can become Associate Member if you are also a member in good standing of another component dental society within the American Dental Association.


(Select Fifth District – Dallas County on TDA form) or you can contact us and we will gladly send you a hardcopy form.

Once your application is received by TDA, their Membership Coordinator will contact you with a customized dues quote. After your dues are received, your application will be forwarded to DCDS for approval. If you practice outside of Dallas County, we will forward your application to the appropriate dental society for processing. Members of other dental societies are eligible for DCDS Associate Membership that includes all member benefits.

When the application process is complete, you will receive a New Member Packet with information on upcoming events, member benefits, DCDS staff contact information and much more!


DCDS Membership Benefits

DCDS members discuss the value they have experienced from being a part of the DCDS, TDA and ADA community.


For those practicing outside of Dallas County, Associate Membership benefits include:

  • Registration fee for member dentist covered for Southwest Dental Conference
  • DCDS Connection Newsletter (6x/yr for members only)
  • Free and reduced rate CE courses (at least 4 courses free annually at General Membership Meetings)
  • Free classified ads online (unlimited)
  • Free notary public service
  • Free pre-printed school excuse forms
  • First opportunity to extern and/or hire fully trained graduates from the DCDS Dental Assisting School, our state-of-the-art learning center
  • CE Tracking Form; contact us for verification certificates anytime
  • License and permit renewal reminders
  • DCDS Facility Rental at a special member rate
  • Member mailing labels available for purchase


Questions about Membership?

Contact the DCDS  Member Relations DCDS Member Relations Manager or contact Texas Dental Association's  TDA Member Relations Coordinator.