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Welcome to the Second District Dental Society

The Second District Dental Society is the local component of the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association representing 1,400 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.


Upcoming Events

Society News

  • Apr 14, 2023

    New Federal Mandate (MATE) Update

    (Effective June 26) The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, passed by Congress as part of the Omnibus Bill of 2022, mandates most practitioners licensed to prescribe controlled substances, including dentists, complete eight hours of one-time training on safely prescribing controlled substances (Schedules II, III IV, and/or V) in order to receive or renew their registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • Apr 12, 2023

    NEW Controlled Substance Education Requirement for DEA Registration

    In December 2022, the U.S. Congress passed an omnibus spending bill that included the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act. This new law requires prescribers of controlled substances, including dentists, to complete eight hours of one-time training on safely prescribing controlled substances in order to receive or renew their registration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This new requirement goes into effect on June 27, 2023. --
  • Mar 10, 2023

    Nominations for the 2023 Nominating Committee

    Nominations to the SDDS 2023 Nominating Committee were held at the General Membership Meeting on Thursday, March 9th.
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