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Benefits of Membership in Organized Dentistry

A Tripartite Membership

Your tripartite membership consists of membership in the three separate organizations of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, the Missouri Dental Association and the American Dental Association.  These three levels of membership provide a comprehensive and valuable set of benefits to grow and maintain a healthy practice.

Greater St. Louis Dental Society

The Greater St. Louis Dental Society is committed to helping their members grow both professionally as well as personally. The wide range of benefits include complimentary admission to our prestigious dental convention Mid-Continent Dental Congress, many social opportunities, and practical day to day support.  ​View details of GSLDS member benefits here.

Missouri Dental Association

The MDA, founded in 1865, is our state constituent association. The MDA is governed by the House of Delegates and Board of Trustees and provides such benefits as Legislative Advocacy, Peer Review and discounted insurance.  ​Learn more about the many benefits of being an MDA member.

American Dental Association

The ADA is the national organization of the tripartite. Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The benefits of being an ADA dentist are vast and comprehensive. The ADA works tirelessly at the national government level, maintaining and securing the optimum governance to protect the profession of dentistry as well as the oral health of the public. View highlights of the ADA's 2015 legislative accomplishments, and 2016 goals here. 


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