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Welcome to the dental profession in South Dakota!

We would like to invite you to become a member of the American Dental Association, South Dakota Dental Association (SDDA) and the component society in your new area.

The ADA, along with the SDDA, has a gradual dues rate for newly graduated dental students. The first and second years out of dental school, dues are waived. The third year out of school, dues are 25% of the full rate; fourth year out, dues are 50%; and fifth year out, dues are 75%. Full dues apply after five years out of dental school.

As a member of organized dentistry in South Dakota, you will be kept informed of what's happening in your profession and how it may affect you and your practice. Please complete the membership application below and return it to SDDA, PO Box 1194, Pierre SD 57501 or fax it to 605-224-9168.

For a South Dakota Dental Association membership application, Click here.

For additional new dentist information go to the ADA's site at New Dentist Information.

 

SDDA News

Changes to the Dental Practice Act Proposed

The South Dakota Board of Dentistry is in the midst of a rewrite of the South Dakota Dental Practice Act. It has been nearly 20 years since the last major update to the Practice Act. The SDDA has formed a task force to review the Board's proposed changes and to provide insight and recommendations to both the Board of Dentistry and the SDDA Board of Trustees. A draft of the Board's proposed changes can be requested from the Board at:sdboardofdentistry.com