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Welcome to the Central Dental Society

The Central Dental Society (CDS) is a non-profit professional organization for member dentists in the following counties: Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski and Saline.

CDS is a local component of the tripartite association of the Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association. The CDS is governed by a Board of Directors and meets annually for a business and continuing education meeting.


Annual OSHA/Business Meeting

  • Tentative Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
  • Speaker: Dr Howard Shayne
  • Title: OSHA and Infection Control 2017
  • Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd, Columbia
  • Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8A
  • CE Course: 9-11:30A
  • Business Meeting: Noon-2P


CDS is an ADA/CERP Recognized Provider approved by the MDA. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at