GDA provides tangible benefits for members that help you and your patients.
The Georgia Dental Association exists to help members like you succeed. Throughout 2017, GDA advocated for your profession and patients, promoted the positive perception of dentists, increased awareness of dentistry, brought our members new business solutions, and provided guidance on new regulations affecting dentistry.
By renewing your membership, you’ll continue to receive tangible benefits that help you and your colleagues every day. It takes just a few minutes to make a meaningful investment in your profession, joining 3,300+ dentists in Georgia.
Here are just a few ways we help you succeed:
1. Improve dentistry for you and your patients.
Adding your name to the ranks of over 3300 of your colleagues in Georgia declares your dedication to protecting your patients and improved dental care through education and advocacy. Your membership will allow important GDA advocacy and public awareness programs to expand and thrive
2. Gain knowledge to help you succeed professionally.
GDA provides relevant and high quality programs including webinars, online learning and in-person CE opportunities. In addition to the wide variety of CE offered at GDA’s Convention & Expo, 2018 brings a new practice management series offering education on marketing, compliance, legal issues, financial management, human resources and more. GDA also offers expanded duties certification for your dental assistants and training for your dental team including CPR certification and radiation safety courses.
3. Make connections for lifelong support & mentorship.
Joining GDA places you in a community of support, mentorship, and camaradie. A wide variety of volunteer activities, leadership positions, and networking opportunities allow you to connect with colleagues throughout the year on both state and district levels. The GDA Convention & Expo also offers an opportunity to connect and learn with your colleagues across the state.
4. Find guidance on how new regulations impact you.
Ranging from opioid prescribing guidelines to amalgam separator requirements, GDA provides expert advice on new legislation and regulations that impact your practice. GDA members can access exclusive articles and resources online at gadental.org or attend our educational sessions and webinars.
5. Take advantage of group buying power & negotiated savings.
With the launch of GDA Plus+ Supplies and the growth of GDA Plus+ Insurance/GDIS, GDA members have more opportunities than ever to save money – including saving an average of 30%+ on dental supplies, and comprehensive, no-surprises group health plans. Our team can review your insurance coverage or put you in touch with vetted partners offering GDA members special promotions on their products and services for you and your practice.
6. Promote a positive public image.
GDA works diligently implementing a strategic communications program to educate reporters, the public and legislators about the profession and the value it brings to oral and overall health. Every GDA member is listed in the Find-a-Dentist.com directory, where GDA public relations campaigns encourage thousands of Georgians to find their dental home.