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Welcome to the ​Central Arizona Dental Society

The Central Arizona Dental Society (CADS) is your local constituent of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).  CADS serves the dentist in the central Arizona region and is one of three regional components of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), along with societies from northern Arizona (NADS) and southern Arizona (SADS).  AzDA is the statewide affiliate of the American Dental Association (ADA).  The three levels are unified in the membership structure – an individual dentist who joins is always a member of the national organization, the state organization, and the regional affiliate.

  • CADS is your voice in making yourself and your profession better.
  • If you don’t stand up for your profession, no one else will.
  • By not getting involved in organized dentistry, you risk corporate America eating up the profession.
  • Dentistry is changing.  What you have to decide is whether you want to be on the side of driving change for the collective good or if you’re just hoping to adapt to it.
  • We’re all concerned about increasing government regulation and third party intervention.  Being a member of CADS is how we protect the profession through strength in numbers (the more members we have, the more influence we have over dental-related legislation).

CADS Vision

The Central Arizona Dental Society connects the community of successful dentists in providing excellent oral health to all people in central Arizona.

CADS Mission

The Central Arizona Dental Society provides professional and business assistance to member dentists through relevant and engaging continuing education, actively creating strong personal connections among dentists, and providing vital and timely information to members and the public.

How To Participate

  1. If you know that collaboration is more effective than competition;
  2. If you want a stake in your profession and want your voice heard;
  3. If you’re tired of government and third-party intrusion, and you want to be a part of the solution;
  4. And if you believe that together we can make dentistry better for Arizona dental professionals and residents, join the family and stand with us.

CADS Board Members

  • Dr. Onika Patel
    President (2020)
  • Gabriel-Woodruff
    Dr. Gabriel Woodruff
  • Dr. Victoria Griego
    Vice President
  • Dr. Pete Mellas
  • Theresa Herro
    Dr. Theresa Herro
  • Dr. Ann Blue
    Immediate Past President & Trustee
  • Dr. Nafys Samandari
  • Diana-Batoon
    Dr. Diana Batoon
  • Dr-Rachel-Duffy
    Dr. Rachel Duffy
  • dr_Janis
    Dr. Jordan Janis
  • Dr. Clairissa Papa
  • Jessica-Peterkin
    Dr. Jessica Peterkin


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