Welcome to the Greater Springfield Dental Society!
Thank you for visiting the Greater Springfield Dental Society website. Whether you are looking for services that are available in the Greater Springfield area, or are a dentist wanting to register for an event, we invite you to explore the site.
The mission of the Greater Springfield Dental Society is to fulfill our community responsibility by serving as the oral health advocate for our 16 county component area.
Since 1905, the Greater Springfield Dental Society ("GSDS") has been serving 16 counties in the southwest region of Missouri. The GSDS is a non-profit organization with approximately 300 members, and is a component member of the Missouri Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
The Greater Springfield Dental Society is committed to improving the dental heath of southwest Missouri residents by providing education to our members and promoting service to the community.
Throughout the year GSDS offers presentations geared to dentists and dental staff by well-known speakers, and includes an annual OSHA training. Visit our Calendar of Events to view upcoming events and register online. All dentists interested in joining GSDS, visit our Join/Renew page.
We are pleased to be part of Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) and encourage you to learn more about this unique opportunity. Mark your calendar for MOMOM 5 in Independence, MO Aug. 12-13, 2016. Registration opens May 2016.
The Greater Springfield Dental Society participates in the annual Give a Kid a Smile Day (voucher program through the Springfield Public Schools) and more than 300 kids are served locally who might not otherwise have access to dental care.
Each year the Charles & Dorothy Weaver Memorial Orthodontic Grant is awarded to an individual who is in need of orthodontic care. The Greater Springfield Dental Society also participates in the Missouri Donated Dental Services program.
The Greater Springfield Dental Society has a long history of education, leadership, advocacy and service. We invite you to join us as we work together to address the needs of our profession and those we serve in the rapidly changing dental care industry.
Howard Shayne, D.D.S.