Benefits of Membership

The Virginia Dental Association can help you keep up with professional developments, deal with insurance companies, ensure that you are in compliance with state and federal regulations and manage your practice more effectively.

As a member, you are part of a powerful alliance of dentists who have the ability to shape the practice of dentistry in Virginia through legislative and regulatory efforts that ensure that dentists – and the patients they serve – are heard at the state and federal level. The Virginia Dental Association is the most trusted and credible source of information for the general public, legislators and regulators.

Membership in the Virginia Dental Association also confers membership in the American Dental Association and your component dental society. This tripartite arrangement means that dentistry speaks with one voice, both at the local and state level and at the national level.  No one is more vested in your success and reputation than the VDA/ADA. We are focusing all our resources on building the information and programs that it takes for each member to be successful like our Dental Office Job Opportunities resource on the VDA website and the Center for Professional Success on the ADA website.

Continuing Education and Leadership Training


Continuing education and networking.  Make friends, build professional relationships and have fun attending Component, State and National meetings, including our VDA Annual Session (updates and events are posted on Facebook , Twitter, Google Plus, and LinkedIn).  Leadership opportunities - volunteer for service on councils and committess.

The Virginia Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of continuing education courses.

Legislative Advocacy/Strength

Your voice in Richmond and Washington! We maintain active contacts with legislators through the central office, our two full-time lobbyist and liaison dentists effectively strengthen the voice of organized dentistry in Virginia.

Regulatory/Legislative Alerts

Compliance information and best practices including HIPAA and OSHA updates

Statewide Advertising and Public Relations Campaign

A statewide advertising and public relations campaign that makes VDA members more visible.  The efforts include television advertising, search engine marketing, public relations activities and social media campaigns.  The goal of the program is to educate the public about the importance of oral health and to encourage them to seek a VDA member dentist for their care.

Professional Communications

VDA Website (Member Only Access)

So you've obviously seen our website but did you know that VDA members receive special member only accessing?  This access allows members to:

  • Take advantage of our new Resource Center
  • View our membership directory
  • Place classified ads at no charge
  • View archived publications and so much more

Product and Service Endorsements through VDA Services

We help you focus on patient care and keeping your practice financially healthy when you use the VDA Services endorsed vendors and the ADA Business Resources Endorsed Partners.  Our Endorsed Partners can help you with services such as professional liability insurance, business insurance, website design and social media, equipment financing, patient financing, credit card processing, collections and  payroll processing services.

The VDA Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virginia Dental Association, is expanding the power of your dues dollar by increasing your VDA membership benefits through VDA Services endorsed programs. You benefit personally by receiving discounts on these products and services. Your participation also generates non-dues revenue which is used to sponsor VDA activities and help keep your membership dues as low as possible. Whether you have business or personal needs, the VDA Services endorsed programs contain a wide array of products and services to help meet those needs.

Patient Mediation

Our patient mediation program to help resolve dentist-patient issues


VDA Mentor Program – be a mentor to a dental student or new dentist.

VDA Foundation

Community outreach opportunities like Give Kids a Smile, the VA Missions of Mercy programs and Donated Dental Services give you an opportunity to help those in need.

VDA Staff

Full time central office staff to serve your needs.

VDA Relief Fund

Virginia Dental Association Foundation Relief Fund Grant Program

Through the VDAF and the ADAF, the purpose of the Relief Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to dentists and their dependents who, because of accidental injury, a medical condition, disability or advanced age, are unable to meet basic living expenses.

Information on the ADA Foundation and the Relief Grant Program can be found at: