Membership FAQs

This page contains Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of the Calgary & District Dental Society. The questions are below are related to CDDS membership inquiries. If your question is in regards to general dental FAQs, please click here.

COURSES: With COVID-19, are you planning on having any in-person seminars for 2020-2021?
No, due to COVID-19, all our courses now will be online.
COURSES: When and What are the upcoming lectures for the CDDS?
The CDDS courses are listed in every monthly newsletter that our members receive. They are also listed on this website.
COURSES: Can non-member dentists attend CDDS Courses?
You must become a member to attend a seminar. The 2017 membership fee is $725, and is payable online via our website. This is for a full annual membership and will entitle you to attend subsequent courses and social events. If you register in August your fee is $625. There is NO per seminar fee. Payment is required for admittance.
COURSES: Can I register for just one Seminar?
Sorry, no we do not accept partial payment. You must register as a member to receive access to all the lectures or whichever you choose to attend.
COURSES: Can other Dental Office personnel attend CDDS Courses?
All dental office staff of member dentists are welcome to attend. The fee for CDDS members staff is $75 and does NOT include the luncheon which is restricted to dentists only.

Advanced registration can be done online 2 weeks prior to the lecture by having the CDDS member login to the website and register their staff members.

Non-CDDS members staff can attend the seminar by becoming a member.

PAYMENT: Does the CDDS accept VISA, MASTERCARD, etc. ?
Yes.  CDDS membership can be obtained online at and payment can be made using Visa or MasterCard.  It is easy, quick and secure.
REGISTRATION: Who do I contact to inquire about CE Points for attendance, the attendance scan / sign-in procedures, etc. ?
The CDDS is no longer is able to answer questions about sign-ins, CE points, scan machines, swipe cards etc. All of these questions must be directed to the ADA&C.

See ADA&C contact information under the ‘Links’ section of this website.

REGISTRATION: Can I join the CDDS if I am new to the province?
Only if you have registered with ADA&C.
NEWSLETTER: Can I place a Notice or Advertisement in the CDDS newsletter?
Members can place ads in the Members Notice Section of the newsletter for no charge. Text can be emailed to the CDDS office

Non-members can place ¼ page ads for $500, ½ page ad for $1000 and a full-page ad for $2000 in the Advertisement section

NEWSLETTER: How do I know the submission date for the CDDS newsletter?
Please email our administrative assistant for details on the newsletter.
MEMBERSHIP: What is the Membership year, and when are CDDS membership fees due?
The CDDS membership year is from August 31 – August 31 of the following year. Renewal of the membership can be done online beginning on August 1st. The applicant will enjoy a reduced rate if paid prior to August 31. After the 31st, the dues are the regular amount.

If you have a question that we have not answered above, please feel free to use our contact form to contact us.

The Calgary and District Dental Society is a voluntary professional organization representing the dentists of the Calgary Region. It is dedicated to the highest ethical standards, involvement in the community, the provision of exemplary oral health care, and attainment of optimal health for the people of the Calgary Region.