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Patient Information

The Third District Dental Society dentist members practice in the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Ulster, Green and Sullivan in New York State.

The Third District offers service to the public in areas of "Find a Dentist" - patient mediation through Peer Review and Quality Assurance - Complaints regarding possible ethical issues - public service events


Find a Third District member Dentist


Dental Health Information for all ages

New York State Fluoridation Benefits


CDC Facts About Fluoridated Water


ADA Mouth Healthy provides patients with information on

Fluoridated Water


Why Fluoridated Water is like a Super Hero In Your Mouth


ADA Fluoridated Water Facts


Is Flouridated Water Safe?

Third District Dental Society Patient Services

Peer Review and Quality Assurance Assists With Complaints Regarding Dental Treatments

The Third District Dental Society through the Peer Review and Quality Assurance Committee an avenue for the patients of it's members. The process provides a confidential, impartial and timely mechanism to resolve dentist-patient disputes regarding appropriateness of treatment and the quality of care rendered by Third District member dentists. There is no cost for this service.


Peer Review is not able to assist with financial disputes. For the best resolution in financial matters, contact the dentist directly.

Contact Kathleen Moore, Executive Director for information regarding the Peer Review process

Dental Careers opens up a world of professional opportunities

Join one of the most respected professions in the country

Provide a needed health service

Create healthy smiles all around you


The American Dental Association Take a few minutes to learn about this honorable and rewarding profession


Dental Hygiene
Hudson Valley Community College offers a 2 year program in Dental Hygiene. Check HVCC for information and requirements


Dental Assisting

Hudson Valley Community College Certificate Program

This one-year online Dental Assisting certificate program prepares those who are new to the profession to perform a variety of tasks in dental offices, including sterilization of instruments, setting up dental materials and performing office duties.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation and satisfies all requirements set by New York State to become a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).


Alternative Dental Assisting Program (ADAP)

This self-paced program is designed specifically for the experience, unlicensed dental assistant and will focus on all required course content areas as prescribed by the NYS Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Check HVCC for details


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