As a member of the G. V. Black District Dental Society you have access to many important member services and resources to assist you in your dental practice.
We are committed to providing members with a wide range of services and accessibility to resources and continuing education to meet your professional and personal needs. By joining our Society, you also become a member of the Illinois State Dental Society and the American Dental Association with access to special member service programs including:
- Continuing Education courses to meet your C.E. requirements to practice dentistry in the state of Illinois and meet compliance with the Illinois Dental Practice Act.
- Professional Development Seminars.
- Networking opportunities with colleagues at business meetings.
- Meetings and Events.
- Advocacy including lobbying at the state and federal level to protect your business interests.
- Working to help elect pro-dentist state leaders through the Illinois State Dental Society's DENT-IL-PAC.
- Public Relations Activities--working to promote the image of dentistry and spread the message about good oral health care to the public.
- Mediation and Peer Review.
- Communications and news, including leading dental publications such as the Illinois Dental News (ISDS) and the Journal of the American Dental Association and ADA News and the G. V. Black District Dental Society Newsletter.
- Opportunities for involvement in community service programs such as the ISDS Foundation Missions of Mercy.
- Volunteer opportunities at the local, state and national levels.
- Ways to Get Connected--check out the G. V. Black District Dental Society Facebook page.
- Illinois State Dental Society Foundation--expanding access to care and increasing dental health education and awareness. See ISDS Foundation. The ISDS Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the dental profession through special programs and services benefiting Illinois dental students and dentists.
- Special travel discounts as a member of ADA.
- Member savings on patient credit-card processing.
- Paperless software--a managed online data storage and backup recovery service to help you go paperless in your practice.
- Discounts from Lands' End for office apparel.
- Computers and Business Products discounts.
- Special member pricing with SurePayroll processing.
- Special group insurance programs.
- ADA Legal Resources, Publications and Articles.