Welcome to the QCDS website. Our aim is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the profession and the public we serve. QCDS can assist patients seeking a dentist in their area by providing names and addresses of member dentists convenient to the patient’s location.
QCDS is one of thirteen component members of the New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) which in turn is a member of the American Dental Association(ADA). Under this tripartite system, QCDS members belong to both the NYSDA and the ADA as well as to QCDS.
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 156,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. JADA, a monthly journal, is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry.
The New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) has been the voice for the dental profession in New York State since its founding in 1868. With 14,000 members (76 percent of practicing dentists in the state), NYSDA is one of the largest state constituents of the American Dental Association.
NYSDA provides its members with a powerful presence in the Legislature, business development programs, peer review, a clinical journal and educational and scientific programs that promote the art and science of dentistry.
Our members can avail themselves of a variety of continuing education courses that provide the latest information on clinical matters, practice management and new technologies that enable the member to provide the best treatment to every patient. Many courses are offered at little or no cost to members through the generosity of sponsors of these programs.
Our bi-monthly Bulletin is a source of articles regarding news events, clinical and legislative updates and general information to our members. Anyone wishing to advertise can click here for further information.
QCDS provides a variety of member benefits available only to members. The tripartite system of membership in the local QCDS component, the NYSDA, and the ADA provides over 150,000 members with a formidable voice in speaking on your behalf on the national, state and local level. An alternative dispute resolution process in lieu of lawsuits and complaints to the Office of Professional Discipline is available to members through the Peer Review view process that enables a patient dissatisfied with the results of a procedure to obtain an impartial review of the dentistry and possible refund if the dentistry is found to be inappropriate.
It is our hope the information on our website will enable our members to make the most out of their membership and to provide the public with information regarding the benefits of choosing a dentist who is a member of organized dentistry.
Patients seeking a referral to a member dentist in their community can use the Find A Dentist feature to locate a member dentist including general practitioners and specialists. We welcome comments/suggestions which can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to our address: 86-90 188 Street, Jamaica N.Y. 11423