Become A Member

 Are you interested in becoming a member of the Central Coast Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association or in transferring from another component? Becoming a member of the tripartite offers many rewards! 

CDA Member Benefits

ADA Member Benefits

CCDS 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
  •  A forum for new professionals
  •  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
  •  Insurance - members see the value of purchasing malpractice and oother necessary business insurance packages through TDIC Insurance, a benefit available only to members
  •  Employment opportunites - CCDS assists dentists looking for employment and dentists looking for associates and staff
  •  CDA Practice Support Center
  •  Advocacy - the ADA, CDAand CCDS have your back, with a team of advocacy professionals whose sole purpose is to advocate for the dental profession and your patients.  CDA is a powerful voice in Sacramento, ADA in Washinton, DC and CCDS with local legislators
  • Credibility - 8 out of 10 dentists can't be wrong.  More than 250 dentists locally and 25,000 in Californaia value the credibility of being able to tell their patients that they are ADA/CDA/CCDS members.


Register directly online with CDA (make sure you have your license number handy):

CDA New Member Application


**Good news!

 CDA offers an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) plan so you can have your payments spread out monthly over the course of the year. There is a $12 service fee for those that sign up.  You will need to complete the following form, attach a voided check from the account and fax or mail to CDA:

EFT Form




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