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Why Should I Join?
The ADA has been vigilant in protecting your professional interests in congress. State and local legislators have heard the voice of dentistry through the ODA and MDS representatives. That's a benefit to you. Continuing education and information in virtually every area dentistry becomes readily available when you support this unique national, state and local partnership.
Members of the tripartite have access to a variety of useful programs. From CE courses to practice management resources, peer review systems to insurance and retirement programs.
How To Apply

Fill out a membership application (link above), and return it to MDS. You will receive a letter from us to let you know your application is being processed as well as information on upcoming meetings and events. The ODA will contact you regarding the tripartite membership dues. A welcome letter and packet of information will be sent to all new members with membership benefit information. Any questions you may have we would be happy to answer.
Awards Received 
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• The American Dental Association Dental Society of the Year Award, 1980 
• Citation for Outstanding Service to the Community, President Ronald Regan for Senior Smile Dental Service Program, 1988 
• Meritorious Award for Geriatric Dental Health Programs from the American Dental Association for the Senior Smile Dental Service Program, 1988 
• American Dental Association Geriatric Oral Health Care Award for the Senior Smile Dental Service Program, 1996 
• Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Volunteer Recognition Award for the School Based Sealant Program, 1997 
• American Dental Association Golden Apple Award for "Excellence in Dental Health Promotion" Children's Health Fair, 1999 
• Robert Wood Johnson Volunteers in Healthcare (VIH) Grant for the NE Children's Health Fair, 2000 
• American Society of Association Executives Associations Advance America Honor Roll for the NE Children's Health Fair, 2000 
• ODF Component Dental Society Challenge, 2004 
• ADA Foundation, $5,000 Scholarship Award for Give Kids a Smile, 2006 
• ADA Samuel Harris Foundation Grant for Children's Health Fair, 2007 
• ODF Grant for Children's Health Fair, 2007 & 2010
• ODF Grant for Give Kids a Smile 2008 & 2009
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