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Benefits Of Membership

Active licensed dentists are members of the national, state and local dental societies. Each level works together to provide you with resources and services that can help you be a better dentist.  


Advocate for your patients and profession.

The ADA represents more than 158,000 member dentists nationwide who are dedicated to providing their patients excellent care. Efforts in Washington, D.C. protect the profession and the public and works to expand dental access to the underserved. Explore the issues and national efforts at

The NHDS presents a unified voice to the state legislature through lobbying and educational activities related to dentistry and public oral health. We monitor all dental-related bills and work to protect the oral health of public and the profession in New Hampshire.

Build a successful practice.

ADA Center for Professional Success at provides practical, member-only content to help you manage your career, expand your knowledge and balance your life. 

ADA® Find-a-Dentist™ on helps promote your practice to potential patients. Visit and upload a photo, add a practice description and inform potential patients of accepted insurance plans, languages spoken and practice hours.
New Hampshire OSHA Consultation Service is a non-regulatory program available to small businesses to help you meet your worker safety and health obligations  

Make informed decisions.

The ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at offers you a practical approach to integrating evidence into your patient care. 

ADA Professional Product Review at helps you make thoughtful product choices that benefit your patients and your practice.  

ADA's Contract Analysis Service provides you with information concerning a proposed contract so you can better understand and analyze its terms. Find more information at

Healthy Policy Institute, a thought leader and trusted resource for critical policy knowledge, produces research briefs and survey reports on the dental profession and U.S. health care system. Visit to learn more and download information.

Stay current with respected information.

Capture the latest developments in dental research, practice and issues affecting the profession.
  • Granite State Dentist, NHDS semi-annual publication
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), mailed monthly, and online
  • ADA News, mailed biweekly, and online
  • ADA Facebook
  • ADA Twitter

Meet with colleagues face-to-face at the NHDS Annual Meeting

The NHDS meeting is a conveniently located alternative to the crowds at regional and national conventions, with many top dental suppliers exhibiting state-of-the-art materials and technology, as well as top-level CE opportunities, all of which enable members to keep up-to-date on professional and clinical issues. Time and site will vary annually. Members can also participate in quality low-cost scientific programs, featuring topics such as periodontics, implants and esthetic restorative dentistry, practice management, and financial planning seminars while satisfying continuing education requirements.  

Be confident with endorsed financial programs. 

ADA Members Insurance Plans and ADA Business Resources offer members options that have been researched and endorsed by the ADA and ADA Business Resources. Learn more at and

Access the many different products and services that NHDS and/or ADA Business Resources endorses, both professional and personal, under Endorsed Companies.

Save money with member discounts.

Save money when you travel with the ADA Member Travel Program. Visit 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

Build your community of colleagues and friends – and earn CE.

Meetings at the local and state level, as well as national meetings such as ADA annual meeting give you a variety of ways to learn, network with your peers and have fun.  And if you want to earn CE when it’s convenient for you, check out and

Balance Your Life

The ADA Center for Professional Success offers tips and resources on working with your community and maintaining your wellness, both physically and mentally.

New Hampshire dentists can also find assistance with the New Hampshire Physician Health Program, which is a confidential health program that assists from evaluation through treatment and recover.