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About the Greater St. Louis Dental Society

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society (GSLDS) is a component of the Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association. We are the recognized professional resource for dentists in both their business and in their patient’s care. Our Mission is to lead, educate and advance the profession of dentistry for our members and the public we serve.

Our Members Are 


Greater St. Louis Dental Society members are licensed by the State of ​Missouri and ascribe to the strict Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct of the American Dental Association. The peer review process of GSLDS reviews and resolves problems or misunderstandings regarding dental treatment. Peer review exists for the benefit of the patient, the dentist and the third party.


Since ​1938, the Greater St. Louis Dental Society has sponsored the Mid-Continent Dental Congress, hosting dental professionals for ​two days of lectures and hands-on workshops. Courses are also scheduled throughout the year as part of the GSLDS Seminar Series and lectures are provided at ​our District Meetings. These distinctive opportunities allow dental professionals to update their skills, expand their knowledge and elevate the quality of care provided to all patients.


Greater St. Louis Dental Society provides free referrals to the public needing a dentist. Members volunteer as individual offices and in association-sponsored events to provide dental care to those in need.