Benefits of Membership

Member Benefits Focused on You:

  • A world-class interactive web portal employing the latest in professional networking software
  • Participation in the profession’s development of policies addressing the practice of dentistry in Florida
  • Professional advocacy in Congress and the Florida Legislature
  • Professional advocacy before national, state and local regulatory agencies
  • Professional advocacy before the Florida Board of Dentistry
  • Prestige of membership in a respected professional organization and the peace of mind knowing that your profession is unified and protected
  • Award Winning Publications
    • Today’s FDA (the Journal of the Florida Dental Association)
    • Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)
    • ADA News
    • FDA e-publications that keep you informed about important federal and state regulatory & legislative news
      • News Bites
      • info@fda
    • Capital Report, ADA e-publications about national legislative, regulatory, practice management and scientific information
    • ADA podcasts
  • FREE Online Continuing Education - The FDA offers a great benefit just for its valued members – free, on-demand continuing education. Through the FDA website, we offer a selection of previously recorded continuing education programs from the Florida National Dental Convention, the FDA’s premier annual convention. Also available are free CE opportunities published through the FDA’s bi-monthly journal Today’s FDA. Members can view the article and diagnostic slides and then complete a quiz available on the CE portal to be awarded CE credit. These resources are available 24 hours a day – CE when you need it at no cost to you, our member dentist.  
  • JADA Online Continuing Education
  • Florida National Dental Convention – members receive significant discounts on registration at the largest dental convention in the southeast
  • ADA Annual Convention and component/district conventions
  • HIPAA National Compliance Kit
  • ADA Contract Analysis Service
    The ADA's Contract Analysis Service analyzes third-party contracts, including contracts from managed care companies, to inform you in clear language about the provisions of the contracts so you can make informed decisions about the implications of participation. This service is available as a complimentary member benefit for FDA members. Please send an UNSIGNED copy of the contract to: Florida Dental Association, C/O Contract Analysis Service, 1111 E. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL, 32308. Once it is reviewed at the FDA, it will be forwarded to the ADA for final analysis.
  • FDA Peer Review/Patient Dispute Mediation Program
  • Public education about oral health, plus frequent Twitter and Facebook updates
  • Access to the ADA Library, the largest resource of its kind
  • FDA Mentor Program for dental students and new dentists
  • FDA Leadership Institute online courses
  • FDA Leadership In-person Conference
  • Florida Legal FAQs – answers to the most often asked legal questions
  • Florida Dental Health Foundation
  • Public promotion of FDA member dentists occurs through various programs, including:
    • Children’s Dental Health Month
    • Give Kids a Smile
    • Mouth-Wise

The programs above highlight the importance of good oral health for children and promote FDA members as active, concerned health care professionals to their communities.

  • ADA Ethics Hotline - This member service is designed to assist new dentists and other members in managing ethical challenges that may arise in day-to-day practice. The Ethics Hotline is not a legal resource, but rather a service for helping resolve ethical dilemmas, much like an ethics consult service. Callers will be matched with a member of the Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs who will arrange to call the member at a mutually agreeable time to discuss the dilemma.
  • ADA Dental Practice Hub - The new Dental Practice Hub has tools and tips to assist members with the business side of their practice — to help you run an effective and efficient practice so you can better serve your patients and community. Find the most up-to-date information on how the economy is affecting dentistry in a straightforward format, with tools and tips you can execute so your practice and patients thrive.
  • Project: Dentists Care, a network of volunteer FDA member dentists throughout Florida, gives free and reduced-fee care to Florida’s neediest patients and positions FDA members as critical healthcare providers that are concerned for all Florida citizens.
  • FDA Services, the FDA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, is your risk expert. FDAS offers numerous personal and business portfolio insurance options. You also can find information about the FDA Corporate Affiliate Program
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Individual and Group Health Care Insurance
    • Office Package and Workers’ Comp
    • Disability, Term Life, Annuities and Pension/retirement
    • Discounted Dental Supplies
    • Electronic Claims Processing
    • Professional & Uniform Apparel
    • Website Design and Hosting for your Practice
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Discounts on Office supplies
    • Patient Financing
    • Financial Solutions for your Practice
    • Scrap Metal Refining
    • Shipping Solutions for your Practice