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Benefits of Membership

Membership in the Illinois State Dental Society is the key that unlocks the door to a wide array of valuable member benefits. The range of programs and services that ISDS is able to offer members continues to expand each year. These member benefits not only equip dentists with sound practice management tools, but also with the information, resources and support necessary for practice success in a highly competitive environment. Many of the benefits are also available to our dental hygiene and dental laboratory technician members.

Some programs, such as insurance, financial services and office products, involve the Society’s endorsement of certain vendors and their products or services. Member participation in these programs helps supplement the cost of annual membership dues, and allows ISDS to continue providing important services that our members have come to expect.

Other member benefits—like continuing education and meetings, award-winning publications, legislative advocacy, public relations, and programs for specific segments of the membership— are planned, implemented, and managed jointly by ISDS staff and those members who have chosen the path of committee involvement in their dental society.

Build a successful practice.

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

ADA® Find-a-Dentist™ on MouthHealthy.org helps promote your practice to potential patients. Visit ADA.org/MyADA and upload a photo, add a practice description and inform potential patients of accepted insurance plans, languages spoken and practice hours.
 
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Make informed decisions.

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

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ADA Professional Product Review at ADA.org/PPR 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 ADA.org/legalresources.

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 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 ADA.org/HPI to learn more and download information.

Stay current with respected information.

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

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 Insurance.ADA.org and ADABusinessResources.com
  

Save money with member discounts.

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

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 JADA.ADA.org and ADACEonline.org.

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Your patients trust you.  And when you recommend oral care products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, you can trust that an independent scientific organization has evaluated the safety and efficacy of those products based on the latest scientific knowledge. When was the last time you reviewed the list of Accepted products? Do it today.


Access the ADA Dental Library.

With thousands of resources at your fingertips, the ADA Library and Archives allows you to access unique and extensive collections of electronic, print, and archival material related to dentistry. Search on your own or utilize the team of experienced library professionals to assist you. You can also access an extensive array of studies and research through database portals such as DynaMed, Dental & Oral Science Source (DOSS) and the Cochrane Library.

Visit ADA.org/library or Ask Your ADA Librarian to begin your research.

Link to Library and Archives: http://www.ada.org/en/member-center/ada-library/

Ask your ADA Librarian who will direct them to library@ada.org.

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