Welcome to the Second District Dental Society

Second District Dental Society is the local component of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association representing close to 1,500 member dentists in Brooklyn and Staten Island. It is our hope that this website provides our members with information that will aid them in making the most out of their membership. Additionally, we hope to provide the public with a source of information about our society and members to demonstrate our commitment to excellence and the preservation of oral health.


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  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources

Please monitor this website and the websites of NYSDA and the ADA for the latest information:

Governor Cuomo Announces Dentists Can Reopen Statewide on June 1

On May 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced dental offices can reopen statewide. Please read and affirm the New York State Department of Health guidelines along with the business safety plan template. CDC, OSHA, and ADA safety guidelines should also be referenced.


NYSED Adjusts CE Requirements Due to COVID-19

Dentists whose licenses are due for renewal between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021 may complete up to 100% of their mandated CE hours as self-study courses. Read more


ADA COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance

The ADA’s Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit contains essential information on navigating dental practice during a pandemic. NYS Specific Supplemental Information is also available. Read more



Society News


July 31, 2020

Free Shredding Events for Second District Members

SDDS is pleased to announce that we are hosting three August 2020 shredding events for our members. Read more



July 14, 2020

All Dentists Now Eligible to Apply for HHS Provider Relief Fund

As a result of ADA advocacy efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that all dentists are now eligible to receive pandemic relief funding through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Read more



June 19, 2020

Online CE Options for Opioid Prescribing and Risk Management

Do you need to take the mandatory opioid prescribing course or a risk management course? Online options are available. Read more



April 24, 2020

Have You Made an Adjustment to Your Malpractice Insurance?

Malpractice insurance premiums MAY be reduced by the carrier if the member fits the criteria for the "part-time" dentist category. Read more



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