Welcome to the GDA! We are glad you have decided to join your professional association. Now what? Here are just some of the avenues you can take as a GDA member:

Complimentary Press Release

You’ve made a significant commitment to your professional future by joining the GDA! We want to send a press release to your hometown media outlets promoting your accomplishment. Please complete the press release background form located here so we can customize your release!

Free GDA Dental Employment Ad

Are you looking for employment in the dental field? Place a FREE advertisement on the GDA web site. The GDA will promote the advertisements in the GDA journal and encourage other dentists to visit. Click here to complete a placement form, or contact Pamela Yungk at the GDA office for additional details: yungk@gadental.org.

Handy Practice Checklist

The GDA has prepared a checklist for new doctors to use as they establish their practices in Georgia. You received one in your Transition Packet, and we have it here for your reference as well. This checklist and related resources can be used as a starting point to address many of the issues you may encounter as you start out.

Use GDA Endorsed Products and Services

The GDA Finance Committee, Board of Trustees, and House of Delegates have placed their approval on an array of products and services that can assist you with setting up your practice and finding peace of mind with excellent insurance coverage. Take a look at the products and services available to you by clicking here. This link does require a member login because there are links and codes that are intended only to benefit GDA members. If you have problems logging in, please email Delaine Hall at hall@gadental.org.

GDA Annual Meeting Registration

We hope you can attend the GDA Annual Meeting that is July 25-28, 2013, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The host hotel is The HIlton Head Marriott Resort & Spa if you want to reserve a room! (Click here for a room form.) There is great FREE networking reception planned for new dentists and the meeting is at the BEACH y'all! Get to know your more established colleagues, see Yacht Rock Revue, and enjoy yourself. You’ve earned it. (What? You have not seen Yacht Rock Revue? Click here for a video!) See the GDA Annual Meeting page on this site for more information.

Georgia Mission of Mercy Registration

The second GMOM takes place June 13-16, 2013, at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross (Gwinnett County). This event will strive to serve the urgent dental needs of 2,000 low- and no-income adults over the course of two days (set up is June 13, treatment days are June 14 and 15), and tear down is June 16.) Volunteers, particularly non-clinical volunteers, are urgently needed. Please see the GMOM web page for more information and to sign up!

Check Out the GDA Calendar of Events

There are great GDA social and educational events scheduled this summer and fall! Please see the GDA calendar of events to catch up on things to do in your neck of the woods. New events are added regularly!

Join the GDA Facebook Group

The GDA maintains a “closed group” page (not a “fan” page) on Facebook.com. GDA members and GRU dental students may request to join the group and receive regular informational updates on GDA news and activities. If you are active on Facebook, click here to access the group and request to become a member!