About the Second District Dental Society

The Second District Dental Society (SDDS) is a professional association whose members consist of dentists from Kings County (Brooklyn) and Richmond County (Staten Island). We have approximately 1,400 members representing close to 70% of all active dentists in this area. The Society was formed in 1868 and has been an active and committed representative for the dentists of our area since that time. We are the local component of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Our society is governed by a 25-member Board of Trustees. The Society also has representation to NYSDA (delegates) and the ADA (delegates).

The SDDS employs three professional staff members at its headquarters at 111 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1418. Our phone number is (718) 522-3939.

The Second District Dental Society has one branch society, the Richmond County Dental Society. The Richmond County Dental Society has nearly 300 dentists living and working in the borough of Staten Island. This branch society of the SDDS provides opportunities for its members to meet monthly, conducts community outreach programs and education, and is involved with local issues affecting Staten Island's dental professionals. For the benefit of its membership, the Society also sponsors the programming of a number of established local study groups in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Our Mission

The objectives of the Second District Dental Society shall be to cultivate and promote the Art and Science of Dentistry and its collateral branches; elevate professional standards; foster fraternal relations among dentists; safeguard the interests of the profession and the public; elevate the standards and improve the methods of dental education; secure the enactment and enforcement of just dental laws; enlighten and direct public opinion in relation to oral health; encourage dental and oral research in relation to public health and the prevention of oral disease; offer every opportunity to its members for professional advancement; receive funds by dues, deeds or gifts, bequests or otherwise, and to hold and administer the same for the objectives above stated.