78% of the dentists in San ​Joaquin, Calaveras and Tuolumne counties are members of our society. When you join the San Joaquin Dental Society, you also join the American and the California Dental Associations. By doing so you are entitled to all the benefits of the leaders in organized dentistry at the national, state and local levels.

By becoming a member of organized dentistry, you will enjoy unique  benefits that will help ensure that your voice is heard and give you opportunities to engage and network with the dental community. Becoming a member of SJDS is now easier than ever. One application handles your membership for SJDS, The California Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

Active Membership

Who is eligible?

A dentist shall be classified as an active member of this society who subscribes to, adheres to and is bound by the code of ethics, ​Constitution and Bylaws of the ​ADA, ​CDA, and the San Joaquin Dental Society, and who qualifies for membership under one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has been accepted for membership in this component; and
  • Is a graduate and holder of a DDS or DMD or other appropriate degree from a dental school accredited or approved by the American Dental Association

Why Join?

An active member in good standing shall receive the following benefits of membership: a certificate of active membership; a free digital subscription to the bi-monthly ​Delta Digest newsletter; a reduced rate for the Journal of the California Dental Association; four (4) pre-paid meals to use at SJDS general membership meetings, attendance at all S​JDS events at member prices; and such other services as are provided by the SJDS, CDA, or ADA.

An active member in good standing shall be eligible for election as a delegate or alternate delegate to the CDA and ADA House of Delegates and for election or appointment to any office, committee, or agency of this society.

  • Dual Membership
  • Affiliate Membership
  • Student Membership
  • Life Membership
  • Allied Dental Health Professional Membership
All new members:   Please provide a current photo for use in the SJDS Membership Directory either with your application or by email. Photos must be high resolution (300 dpi) and in .jpg or .tiff formats.