About Us


Founded 1913, the San Antonio District Dental Society draws its membership from the following Texas counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Edwards, Frio, Kendall, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala.

The American Dental Association (ADA), the Texas Dental Association (TDA), and the San Antonio District Dental Society (SADDS) serve to promote the art and science of dentistry, educate the public on oral health issues, and support the profession of dentistry. This support, which comes in the form of information and protection, has made a world of difference in the dental community.

Information is crucial to the practice of dentistry. From research on new materials and techniques to the latest OSHA guidelines, organized dentistry is an invaluable resource for staying informed.

Organized dentistry has also proven to be a powerhouse as an advocate for the dental profession; it has successfully defended the rights of dentists against unfair legislation and against unfair policies used by insurance companies.

This progress has benefited the entire dental profession, but imagine how much more we could accomplish with you on our team. Your support CAN make a difference.

TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP: If you are a dentist in the San Antonio area and would like to apply for tripartite membership to the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the San Antonio District Dental Society, please complete the form on the right (see Print Friendly pdf to download), PRINT AND send to the Texas Dental Association: MAIL THE COMPLETED TRIPARTITE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TO: TDA Member Services 1946 S. IH-35 Ste 400 Austin, TX 78704 OR FAX to: 512-443-3031

SADDS Mission Statement

The objective of this Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry, and to represent the interests of the members of the profession and the public which it serves.

Core Purpose

One voice for dentistry in southwest Texas

Core Values

  • Committed to excellence
  • Encourage honesty and integrity among members
  • Promote oral health
  • Inclusive and diverse
  • Promote leadership and mentoring
  • Interaction amongst professional and community organizations
  • Ethical Governance


SADDS will be the premier dental component, committed to meeting the diverse needs of members by promoting excellence, ethics, advocacy, community service and education.