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Member Center: Allied Staff

Dear Allied Dental Staff:

Any allied dental staff member in South Dakota may become a member of the South Dakota Dental Association.

Any dental hygienist or advanced dental assistant licensed in South Dakota or any dental assistant or dental office employee who is employed in a dental office in South Dakota is eligible to become an Allied Member of the SDDA

Membership in the SDDA provides allied staff with a number of member benefits, including:

  • Reduced registration fees for all continuing education courses offered by the SDDA, including annual session.
  • A statewide network of dental professionals who share common goals and concerns.
  • A subscription to Allied Staff News, a newsletter for allied staff in South Dakota.
  • Reduced fees for listings on the Placement Service (on-line employment listings).
  • Free use of prevention and education resources and materials from the SDDA.
  • Reduced Disability Insurance rates for purchase by members.

If you have any questions about allied staff membership, please feel free to contact SDDA Executive Director, Paul Knecht at 605-224-9133.

Click here for a membership application. Annual dues for allied staff are $35.00.
Student Allied Membership
Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students are now able to become Allied Staff members also.
Click here for a membership application. Annul dues for Student Allied staff are $35.00.


Event Benefits Children of the Sioux Falls Area

A charitable dental event hosted by the Southeastern District Dental Society provided free dental care to 109 children from the Sioux Falls area.  More than $145,000 of chartable dental care was provide by 50 area dentists and dental office staff.  An additional 50 non-clinical volunteers also helped at the event.  Major sponsors of the event include the Sioux Empire United Way, Delta Dental Foundation, Henry Schein and the South Dakota Dental Foundation.