Benefits of Membership

Local Benefits

Be a part of the leading voice for the dental profession in Marion and Polk County.  Help protect and advance the profession through your membership, service on our Executive Board, or through volunteer opportunities.  Below is a list of some of the outstanding benefits exclusive to MPDS members.

 

Continuing Education Discounts

Members enjoy 50% off all of our educational courses and classes, each offering at least 1.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit.  Members also receive a discounted rate to our annual Risk Management Class, a course required for ADA renewal.

Networking Opportunities

Members gain access to all General Membership Meetings and networking events.  Volunteer opportunities with the Society's Executive Board and the ODA House of Delegates allow active participation in Oregon's dental community.

Newsletter & Classifieds

Members receive the monthly MPDS Newsletter, The Dental Bulletin, and have the opportunity to place a free classified listing for open positions.

Member Directory (Coming Spring 2023)

Members receive access to our online member directory as well as a downloadable copy to keep in their office.  Directory will includes name, practice name, address and contact information for members in good standing.

State (ODA) & National (ADA) Benefits

Lifelong Learning

Capture the latest developments in dental research, practice and issues affecting the profession.

  • The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), mailed monthly, and online

  • ADA News, mailed biweekly, and online

  • ADA Facebook

  • ADA Twitter   

Advocacy

The ODA has a dedicated team committed to ensuring our dentists and our profession are protected.  Click here to learn more about ODA's advocacy efforts.

Peer Review

ODA member dentists are able to participate in a peer review process for equitable resolution of patient complaints about dental treatment. Peer Review ensures fairness to all parties through individual case consideration and a thorough examination of records, treatment procedures and results.  This free dispute resolution system often results in solutions which are satisfactory for both parties.

Wellness Initiative

The ODA's Peer to Peer Ambassador Program offers a robust network of compassionate colleagues, armed with resources to help support dentists and dental students who are dealing with wellness issues.  Wellness Ambassadors are available to assist dentists at all levels of their career, including dental students. Click here to learn more about Wellness Ambassadors.

Access to ADA Dental Library

With thousands of resources at your fingertips, the ADA Library and Archives allows you to access unique and extensive collections of electronic, print, and archival material related to dentistry. Search on your own or utilize the team of experienced library professionals to assist you. You can also access an extensive array of studies and research through database portals such as DynaMed, Dental & Oral Science Source (DOSS) and the Cochrane Library.

Practice Support

An expertly curated collection of tools, resources and information to help you grow and manage a successful dental practice.  This resource is provided by the ADA and is available here.

ADA Member Travel Program

Save money when you travel with the ADA Member Travel Program. Visit ADA.org/travel and save on hotels, car rentals and air fare to ADA meetings. Members also receive significant discounts and special product offers on practice and patient materials through the ADA Catalog at ADA.org/store.

And So Much More...

For a complete list of benefits, services, and endorsed partners, visit the ODA website here.

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