This letter from Dr. James Galati, president of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA), was originally printed in The Scope: Dental Edition.

Dear Colleagues,

Membership connects you to your dental community — across the country, throughout New York State and with your local dental societies. With over 163,000 members nationally, over 12,000 members in New York State and 13 local dental societies, organized dentistry provides its members with many benefits and countless ways to get involved.

Member-exclusive resources include:

Trusted Source of Information: NYSDA is your trusted source of information for monthly news, practice resources, breaking news, and more at

Advocacy: NYSDA works hard to represent you in the halls of government, and this year we will continue to keep you up to date on our political advocacy efforts. We will work to influence public policies affecting the practice of dentistry in New York and the oral health of the American public at

Connections and Networking: Follow us across social media and check out the NYSDA Events Calendar to connect with your dental community.

Membership Concierge: Your one-on-one experience awaits. The NYSDA Membership Concierge is available to answer your questions and assist with all of your membership needs.

Legal Protection Plan: The Legal Protection Plan is designed to protect the legal and financial interests of dentists facing public and private administrative proceedings at

Practice Resources: Start sleeping better with our entire suite of ready-to-use dental insurance solutions at

We look to all our members to become active in volunteer opportunities at every level of the tripartite. We appreciate your support, look forward to continuing to provide a valuable experience and remain committed to helping members succeed today, tomorrow and into the future.


Dr. James Galati

President, New York State Dental Association

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