TOTAL MEMBERS

263

AGE OF MEMBERS

25-35: 41
36-45: 58
46-55: 58
56-65: 56
65+: 38

REGISTERED SPECIALISTS

Dental Anaesthesia: 1
Endodontists: 33
GP: 215
Oral Surgeons: 4
Orthodontists: 7
Paediatrics: 2
Periodontists: 2
Public Health: 1

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MEMBER BENEFITS

The benefits of becoming a member of the York Region Dental Society are wide and varied.

  • PRACTICE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION - Advance your practice with the most up-to-date information and resources on dental procedures, technologies, research and legislation delivered to you as soon as you need it. Our guides, brochures and bulletins will help you stay informed about the most current topics and issues.

  • REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - Manage your reputation and the reputation of dentistry as a profession. Our informative CDs, DVDs, ads, brochures and helpful public education campaigns, along with our strong media contacts, help each of our members become leaders in oral health care.

  • ADVOCACY - Ensure that your patients receive the highest standard of oral care as we lobby for the best and most proactive procedures and practices. Protect your best interests and let us assist with dentist-patient mediation and help reconcile any claims disputes with dental plan administrators.

  • PROMOTE DENTISTRY - Access an abundance of articles, practice information and marketing materials that highlight the relationship between oral health and overall health. We will also provide suggested fee guidelines that are updated annually and targeted toward general and specialty practices.

  • STAY CURRENT - Discover the most recent products, practice management tools and sign up for “Core“ continuing education courses. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with colleagues, attend meetings or get involved on Executive or General Council, the highest policy-setting body of the organization.

USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR OUR MEMBERS

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ORAL HEALTH AND AGING: ADDRESSING ISSUES AND PROVIDING SOLUTIONS

"In April 2008, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) presented its first Special Report, Tooth Decay in Ontario’s Children: An Ounce of Prevention—A Pound of Cure, designed to assist parents and government in understanding what was needed to help kids achieve the healthiest mouths and lives possible. But the ODA knows there is more to be done."

Big Smile

ORAL CARE FOR PERSONS IN RESIDENTIAL CARE

"Like nutritious food and regular bathing, daily oral health care is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of elder residents."

Smiling Nurse

PROVIDING ORAL HYGIENE CARE TO THE FRAIL ELDERLY AT HOME

"A large and growing number of frail older Canadians are now being cared for in their homes by family members, and as the Baby Boomers advance into their senior years, this trend will continue. Illnesses like Alzheimer’s and other physical and medical challenges may leave the older adult unable to independently manage his or her own daily oral hygiene, including brushing the teeth and flossing."

SUMMARY OF COMPONENT SOCIETY RESPONSIBILITIES

Annual Requirements

COMPONENT SOCIETIES

  • review and/or elect the officers of the society (President, Secretary, Treasurer or Secretary-Treasurer and other officers required by the Society's By-Laws) annually at the Society's spring meeting and submit the names of the officers, in writing, to the CEO within 30 days of the review/election process;

  • If a Society officer is replaced prior to the annual review/election process, the CEO must be informed in writing within 30 days of this replacement;

  • hold at least one business meeting in each calendar year, including a mandatory annual business meeting;

  • within 30 days of the annual business meeting, forward...

Dear MSDS Members,
Our volunteer executive has planned several exciting continuing education, social and family events for 2022-2023. Please mark the dates in your calendar and plan to attend these events! We hope to see you often in the year ahead.
 

MSDS 2022 BY-LAWS

MSDS Members...Please click on the PDF in order to review the by-laws carefully before voting.