Benefits of Membership

Reasons to Become ADA/ KDA/ LDS Members

Legislative Advocacy

In addition to staff and lobbyist efforts, our organizations help member dentists advocate for themselves at the federal, state, and local levels. These efforts produce profound impacts on both the practice of dentistry and the oral health of our communities. Join us to add your voice to the efforts and help guide policies that directly affect your practice.


Tripartite membership brings a community of fellow dentists to socialize and network with at meetings and social gatherings.

Continuing Education

LDS meets once per month during the year (with breaks for winter and summer), providing regular, affordable opportunities to earn CE credit towards your bi-annual license renewal.

  • Dues is a deductible business expense.
  • Source of referrals for specialists.
  • Retirement plan participation.
  • Good, affordable Health Insurance Plan.
  • Significant savings on life insurance and other insurance policies.
  • KDA Relief Fund to provide temporary assistance to member dentists.
  • New Dentist Road Map outlines steps necessary to open a dental practice.

There are nearly 80,000 members who have uploaded profile pictures in the Find-a-Dentist tool, and we'd love to see even more smiling faces!  Member dentists profiles with photos, emails, websites, etc. appear first in search. Member profiles with a photo are clicked on 11 more times than those without. Check out the Find-a-Dentist toolkit for campaign materials and additional resources for state and local societies.

Members: Do you have questions about your profile or need help troubleshooting? Please contact – we'd be happy to assist.