About Membership Benefits


The San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS), the first choice for San Francisco dentists since 1869, continues to serve as a relevant and trusted partner for dental professionals. Seventy-five percent (75%) of dentists in San Francisco are SFDS members. SFDS is part-time dentists, practice owners, educators, corporate dentists, public health dentists, specialists, public sector, and FQHC dentists. SFDS is over 750 students studying at our two dental schools. SFDS is you!



Exclusive Benefits

Our dedication lies in assisting members to achieve success through an array of benefits, resources, and perks for professional growth and thriving practices. Explore your Member Benefits, Resources, and Perks to make the most of them!


Community of Dentists

SFDS is your community, no matter where or how you practice. Membership offers opportunities to connect with dental colleagues, share knowledge, and form lasting professional relationships. Members have access to experts, innovative tools and dental specific programs and services.


Respected Professional Publications

Learn the latest developments and urgent, rapidly changing news in Bridging the Gap e-news. The Bridge, our quarterly newsletter, provides in-depth coverage on non-urgent issues and keeps members updated on local activities, changing legislation, environmental issues, articles relevant to your practice, and more.


Professional Support and Guidance

SFDS is a wealth of knowledge! SFDS is your resource to learn from and depend on for the most up-to-date information. Tap into your SFDS Support System– you are just a phone call or email away from having your questions answered. Broaden your patient base by tapping into the SFDS patient referral services - referrals to members when patients call our office or access our Find-a-Dentist feature on the SFDS website. SFDS can assist with staffing and hiring resources and provides free online Job & Classifieds postings for members.


Savings, Services, and Resources

SFDS members can access exclusive savings, services, and resources to boost their dental practice and improve their quality of life. These benefits include discounts on relevant services from industry partners and suppliers providing HIPAA compliance solutions, E-prescribing management services, subscription based dental membership plans, dental payment solutions, and more – all at exclusive discounts to SFDS members.


Continuing Education and Professional Development

SFDS members have access to a wealth of educational resources and opportunities, including continuing education courses, webinars, and workshops throughout the year, virtually and in-person. SFDS members also receive access to our on-demand CE Learning Platform – free to SFDS members.



SFDS works tirelessly to represent the interests of members at the local level, advocating for you, your practice, and the oral health of our community. By joining SFDS, you become part of a collective voice that advocates for the dental profession and helps shape policies and regulations that impact your practice at the local, state and national levels.


Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

SFDS works closely with community partners to provide opportunities for members to give back to the community – through our Kindergarten School Screenings, Project Homeless Connect, City Smiles Connect, Health Fairs, and more.


Leadership Development

Cultivate your leadership potential. Influence conditions within our profession, organization, and community by volunteering to serve on an SFDS committee, task force or as a member of the board of directors.


A Supportive Community for Dental Professionals

By joining the San Francisco Dental Society, you become part of a diverse, supportive community of dental professionals dedicated to helping you succeed in your career. SFDS membership provides you with access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and educational programs that keep you ahead of the curve in today's competitive dental industry. Tapping into our wealth of resources affords you more time where it means the most – with your patients.

Don't miss out on the chance to elevate your career and stay connected with the latest advancements in dentistry. Join SFDS today and start reaping the benefits of membership in this esteemed organization.


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