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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.


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9th District Mentoring Social

 Wednesday, January 25, 2023

5:30 - 8:30 pm

Captain Lawrence Brewery - Elmsford, NY

Open to Touro D3 & D4 Students, Residents and New Dentists

Come join your fellow dental students and local ADA-Member Dentists for an evening of comaraderie and socializing!  There will be FOOD and BEER and WINE!

Ph: 914-747-1199

Email: ninth@ninthdistrict.org


Latest News Around the Tripartite

Question 2 ballot measure projected to pass by large margin in Mass.

The measure establishes a medical loss ratio for dental insurance plans so that patients can receive more value from the premiums paid.

Question 2 ballot measure projected to pass by large margin in Mass.

The voters of Massachusetts voted overwhelmingly in favor of Question 2 on Election Day with more than 70% of votes being cast in favor of the ballot measure, the New York Times projected. The measure establishes a medical loss ratio for dental insurance plans so that patients can receive more value from the premiums paid. With the victory, the state's carriers will now be required to spend at least 83% of premium dollars on patient care rather than on administrative costs, salaries and profits, ADA News reported. "What you've done here in Massachusetts has set the stage for the rest of the country," ADA President George R. Shepley, D.D.S., said to supporters on election night. "You all are just setting a shining example of where we can go in our future endeavors in dental insurance reform and what we can do to help our patients." The ADA committed $5.5 million to the Massachusetts Dental Care Providers for Better Dental Benefits campaign in support of the measure. Dr. Shepley and others from the ADA and Massachusetts Dental Society, including MDS President Meredith Bailey, D.M.D., stopped at several polling places across Massachusetts on Election Day to meet with dentists and voters. "I am so proud of the dedication and hard work done by our members, our leaders and our team to engage Massachusetts voters on why they should vote 'yes' on Question 2," Dr. Bailey said on election night. "I want to thank each person here tonight for your commitment on passing this important measure." For more information about Question 2, visit VoteYESon2ForDental.com. Follow all the coverage on the ADA's Twitter and Instagram accounts by using the hashtag #YESON2OOTH.

Full Story: The New York Times (11/9), ADA News (11/8)

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