About Southern Dental Society

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Founded in 1899, the Southern Dental Society of New Jersey is the professional organization for dentists practicing in the New Jersey counties of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.

The object of the Society is to encourage lay interest in dental health, to cultivate the art and science of dentistry, to sustain and elevate the character and goodwill of the profession, and to promote health education, research, and study for mutual improvement of the membership.

Southern Dental Society, which is a component of the New Jersey Dental Association and the American Dental Association is governed by a board of trustees elected annually by the members. Meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, September through April.

The President and officers of the Society encourage all members to participate in the activities of Southern to the fullest extent possible. Members derive a wide variety of benefits, including continuing education, networking, peer review, publications and promotion of the profession. Members also benefit from the Society’s active representation of organized dentistry in the political and regulatory arenas.