Benefits of Membership

Local Membership Benefits of the GKCDS Include:

*Continuing Education Courses with Internationally-Known Speakers with Extraordinarily Inexpensive Rates Only Available to Members
* Keeping Current with Kansas City Dental News with our Publication, the Midwestern Dentist News and Views
Camaraderie with fellow colleagues at fun social events like our Annual Day at the K Royals tailgating event 
*Patient Referrals
*Job Bank
*Volunteer Opportunities including Missouri Mission of Mercy Summer 2019
*Reduced Dues Programs for Faculty and New Graduates
*Leadership Development

Plus much more!  Additionally, the national and state levels of your Tripartite membership offer their own unique benefits to its members.  Be sure to check out and to find out what else is offered at the ​Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association!

Member Benefits

Health Policy Institute

Healthy Policy Institute, a thought leader and trusted resource for critical policy knowledge, produces research briefs and survey reports on the dental profession and U.S. health care system. Visit to learn more and download information.

Stay current with respected information.

Capture the latest developments in dental research, practice and issues affecting the profession.
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), mailed monthly, and online
  • ADA News, mailed biweekly, and online
  • ADA Facebook
  • ADA Twitter

Be confident with endorsed financial programs.

ADA Members Insurance Plans and ADA Business Resources offer members options that have been researched and endorsed by the ADA and ADA Business Resources. Learn more at and ADA Member Advantage.

Save money with member discounts.

Save money when you travel with the ADA Member Travel Program. Visit and save on hotels, car rentals and air fare to ADA meetings. Members also receive significant discounts and special product offers on practice and patient materials through the ADA Catalog at

Build your community of colleagues and friends – and earn CE.

Meetings at the local and state level, as well as national meetings such as ADA annual meeting give you a variety of ways to learn, network with your peers and have fun. And if you want to earn CE when it’s convenient for you, check out and

Your patients trust you.  And when you recommend oral care products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance, you can trust that an independent scientific organization has evaluated the safety and efficacy of those products based on the latest scientific knowledge. When was the last time you reviewed the list of Accepted products? Do it today.

Submit and maintain your credentials in one central place.

The ADA and CAQH have teamed up to help streamline the paperwork process so you can spend more time with patients – and your family! Learn more about The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView® by visiting