Membership in the San Mateo County Dental Society (SMCDS) links you to a powerful partnership of people and programs to help you protect your career investment and optimize your work environment so you can focus on your patients' oral health. Listed below are just a few of the benefits SMCDS brings to members, helping them to grow professionally and personally. We hope you’ll join us at SMCDS and discover the camaraderie and full range of benefits that come with membership.

For membership assistance, contact:   

Michael Aicardi
Membership Specialist
650.637.1121 or

American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Mateo County Dental Society

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The San Mateo County Dental Society (SMCDS) is the local arm of a three-tiered organization, comprised of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the national level and the California Dental Society (CDA) at the state level. SMCDS members enjoy benefits at all three levels. If you're interested in learning more about ADA membership benefits and CDA membership benefits, please click the links below. Benefits SMCDS Membership can bring you include

ADA Benefits | CDA Benefits

Continuing Education. Keep current on OSHA regulations, practice management, CA practice law, infection control, managed care and DBOC-required courses through our monthly CE programs, study clubs, and CPR re-certification.

Community Introduction / Patient Referrals. Broaden your patient base by tapping into SMCDS’ excellent patient referral service; i.e., referrals to members when patients call our office or access our Find a Dentist feature on the SMCDS website. Take advantage of opportunities to introduce yourself to the community by speaking at local functions sponsored in conjunction with SMCDS community outreach activities.

Social / Networking Events. Become acquainted with and cultivate lasting relationships with SMCDS colleagues at social events hosted throughout the year: New Professionals Forums and the ever-popular social hour at our monthly General Membership meetings.

Professional Publications. Stay informed via SMCDS multi-media communication: urgent, rapidly changing news via member email and fax; in-depth coverage of non-urgent issues via our quarterly newsletter, The Mouthpiece, which provides updates on local activities, changing legislation and environmental issues, feature articles on issues relevant to your practice, and classified ads. Easily identify and locate member colleagues with the SMCDS Member Directory

Professional Development / Assistance. From speakers targeting New Professionals to our library of video and printed materials on topics encompassing the dental industry and practice development to support for chemical abuse via our Bay Area Well-Being Committee.

Leadership Development. Exercise / cultivate your leadership potential and influence conditions within our profession, organization, community by serving on the SMCDS Leadership Council or any of a wide range of standing and special task force projects.

Reduced Cost Seminar Room Rentals. The SMCDS seminar room in located in downtown San Carlos. Free parking and restaurants are close by. Rental includes high-definition wide-screen-display screen, white board, podium, and flip-chart easel. The room is available from 8 AM to 10 PM daily and comfortably seats 30 classroom-style or 50 theatre-style. SMCDS members receive a 20% discount. More information available soon.