Become A Member

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Napa Solano Dental Society, California Dental Association and the American Dental Association? Becoming a member of the tripartite offers many rewards! By becoming a member of organized dentistry, you’re ensuring that your voice and the needs of the profession are being represented on every level. Whether you are looking for education, practice support, protection, or for a stronger voice in government, you’ve come to the right place.

How do I apply?

You are eligible if you are a licensed dentist in California, a full-time faculty member at one of the six California dental schools, or a California dentist serving full-time military duty. To become a member of organized dentistry, apply online with CDA by clicking here (have your license number handy). One application handles your membership for ADA, CDA and NSDS.

How much are membership dues?

Current annual NSDS dues are $316, CDA dues are $750 and ADA dues are $522, although special rates are available for full-time faculty members, recent graduates, recent licentiates and federal military professionals. To enroll in the monthly payment plan, simply register for the CDA Electronic Dues Payment (EDP) program to divide your dues into easy monthly payments.

What are the benefits of being a member?

Lifetime Learning

CDA and ADA recruits internationally recognized speakers to deliver dynamic continuing education programs at their yearly convention meetings.

Peer Review

CDA and NSDS assist its members in resolving disputes with patients regarding quality and/or appropriateness of dental treatment, utilization, and/or potential irregular billing practices.


Get access to NSDS Oracle, CDA Journal, CDA Update, ADA JADA and ADA News.

Legislative Advocacy

Have legislators fighting for you. NSDS at the local level, CDA at the State level and ADA at the Federal level.

Professional Liability Insurance

The Dentist Insurance Company (TDIC) consistently earns an “A” rating from A.M. Best Company.

Practice Building Resources

CDA and ADA have prepared a wealth of information regarding practice issues and concerns for use to assist in establishing and maintaining a private practice.

Well-Being Program

This CDA committee provides confidential assistance to members of the profession, their spouses and staff members.


If you have questions, please call Gail Grimm, CAE, NSDS Executive Director, 707-428-3894 or email at