At this moment Dentistry is still considered an essential business for emergency and urgent dental treatments only, in all areas of New York. Dental offices should not plan to reopen for other services until we receive clearance from the state.
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Ninth District Headquarters Office - Hawthorne, NY

2020 Officers

2020 Ninth Officers

2020 Ninth District Dental Association Executive Committee

Chris Cuomo 2020

2020 Ninth District President

Dr. Christopher Cuomo

Renewal message

2020 is here!

Kick off the new year by renewing your membership. Stay connected and continue to take advantage of all the benefits offered each year.


NYSDA is partnering with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to offer members a new, easy to use way to shop for dental supplies.

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ADA Mask Guidance

Rely on ADA guidance.

Check out ADA resources to help dentists select PPE for their office and follow best practices for use and reuse of N95 masks.


Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association

The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.

In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.

The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.

COVID-19 Resources

Artificial Intelligence:  Current State in Medicine & Implications for Dentistry

Presented by Brandon Veremis, D.D.S.​

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:00pm


To: Ninth District members
The Ninth District Dental Association Board of Governors regretfully announces the cancellation of our Wednesday, May 20, 2020 General Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but trust you will understand this decision has been made with an abundance of caution, and in the interest of public health to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you at our two remaining 2020 General Meetings:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY and
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.
Please note, our Frills and Drills - Celebrating Women in Dentistry social has been postponed to the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Saltaire in Port Chester.
We encourage everyone to follow the recommended safety precautions at the CDC’s website.
Thank you for your continuing support of the Ninth District Dental Association and we look forward to seeing you September 16th at our General Meeting!
Stay Safe and Healthy.
Stephan Cancian
Executive Director

Spring Evening CE NOW OPEN!


Latest News From The Ninth District

ADA Urges CDC To Update Guidance For Dental Practices, CDC Director Testifies Agency Supports Association Guidance

The ADA has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “provide guidance” on how to safely reopen dental practices.

ADA Urges CDC To Update Guidance For Dental Practices, CDC Director Testifies Agency Supports Association Guidance

The ADA News (5/12, Garvin) reports that the ADA has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “provide guidance” on how to safely reopen dental practices. The article said ADA President Chad P. Gehani and Executive Director Kathleen T. O’Loughlin sent a May 6 letter to CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., asking the CDC “to update its guidance to address how to protect dental personnel returning to work during the deceleration phase of COVID-19. Such guidance will give states the confidence to permit the safe reopening of dental offices and enable patients to access essential dental care.”

        The article also said that during the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ May 12 hearing, COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) singled out dentists and their efforts in reopening their practices safely.

        “If dentists are following ADA guidelines on infection protocols, strict protection measures and closely examining and seeing decline of COVID-19 patients in their county, are these reasonable factors to consider for re-opening dental practices?” Sen. Collins asked. “Dental health is so important.”

        Dr. Redfield “testified that the agency is working closely with the ADA and dentists” and that he “would not disagree” with ADA guidance, the article noted.

        “We are in the process of updating CDC guidelines, which will include dental practice guidelines,” Dr. Redfield said.

        The New York Post (5/12, Bowden) and Dentistry IQ (5/12, Kulsrud) also provide coverage of Sen. Collins’ comments during the hearing.

        For the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit

        In addition, the ADA offers the Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, a free resource to help dentists return to more normal practice operations while taking precautions to protect staff, patients, and themselves from COVID-19.