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2022 Ninth District President

Dr. Stephen Ossen

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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.

New Ninth District Lgo

~ Save the Date ~

Zoom Social and Lecture

“You Are About to Or Have Recently Graduated: What Are the Next Steps”

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

6:30 - 8:30pm

Networking, Sharing and Learning…

Welcome - Stephen Ossen, D.M.D., President - 9th District Dental Association

Opening Remarks Ira Levine, D.D.S., Chair - Mentoring Subcommittee


General Practitioner, Dental Specialists, Residency Director, and more!

Renuka Bijoor, DDS, Pediatric Dentistry - Paul Kim, DDS, General Practice -
Timothy Leung, DMD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Ira Levine, DDS, General Practice -
Rosa Martinez, DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery / WMC Residency Director -
Stephen Ossen, DMD, Orthodontics.   

Come Join Your Fellow Dental Students and Local ADA-Member Dentists for an Evening of Camaraderie and Learning!

RSVP by September 1, 2022 to 9th District HQ

Ph: 914-747-1199

Email: ninth@ninthdistrict.org

Latest News Around the Tripartite

Increases 2023 9th District Dental Association dues based on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 6.3% for Active Members ($18)

To: Ninth District Membership

From: Paul Patella, D.D.S., Chair, Audit Budget Finance and Management Committee

The below resolution will be presented for vote at the Board of Governor's Tuesday, September 6, 2022 meeting at Le Fontane Restaurant, Katonah, NY.

Explanation:  Increases 2023 Ninth District Dental Association dues based on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 6.3% for Active Members ($18).

Amendment AB 1-22 (Bd Resolution 10-22)

RESOLVED, that the Board approves a COLA increase of dues and recommends that Bylaws, Chapter III, Finances, line 23 of Section 1, be amended as follows: The dues of the Association for active members shall be $303 $285 per year…; and be it further

RESOLVED, that these amendments will be effective 2023.

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Background:  The last dues increase for active members went into effect in 2020.  Membership is down and our expenses have gone up considerably.  We will be holding more in-person events as we did before the pandemic to grow membership, and more new member initiatives will be planned, thus the cost of serving members will also increase substantially.  At a meeting of the Audit Budget Committee and 9th officers it was decided to seek the Board’s approval for a 2023 COLA dues increase of the 6.3% rate of inflation.

The Board’s authority to recommend a COLA dues increase is set forth on page 12 of the Bylaws, Chapter X, “Amendments,” #4 lines 1 thru 7 which reads:

4.         Dues amendments relating to cost of living increases.  The dues of the Association for active and active life members shall be increased as recommended by the Audit Budget Finance and Management Committee annually by a sum no greater than the rate of inflation and if passed by a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the Board of Governors present and voting.

5.         For the purposes of this section the “rate of inflation” shall be the annual percentage change in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index – All Urban Consumers (CPI_U): Selected area, all items index – Selected local areas - New York, as of the preceding May 31.

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