About Us

Although many of our members are involved in other societies and study clubs, the Durham Orange County Dental Society attempts to create a sense of belonging and fellowship for the dentists of the two counties and surrounding counties that have no formal dental society.

Our membership consists of general and specialist dentists who have a professional presence in the Durham and Orange counties and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.

Our meetings are held once a month during the months of September through the following April at the University Club in Durham. Once per year we will celebrate with a social event to encourage relationships between our members while enjoying good food and fellowship with one another.
Our meetings typically include dinner and guest speakers. Every attempt is made to make sure that all lecturers/presenters meet the criteria for quality education. At least four continuing education credits can be earned per year from attendance.


Meeting Schedule

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Dr. David Thome Presents Laser Dentistry with Fotona on Tuesday, March 21

Time: Cash bar starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.
Presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

Location: University Tower Blvd Durham, NC (Top Floor)

2022/2023 Meeting Schedule

Oct. 18, 2022: Annual Opioid Training with Dr. Bill Claytor
Nov. 15, 2022: Ridge Preservation: Preparing Extraction Sites for Implant Placement with Dr. Ryan Cook
Dec. 2, 2022: Holiday Party at Hope Valley Country Club
Jan. 17, 2023: Absolute’s Synergy Protocol with Matt Vrhovac
Feb. 21, 2023: Tips for Financial Freedom with McGill & Hill Group’s Tyler Ott
March 21, 2023: Dr. David Thome Presents Laser Dentistry with Fotona

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Our meetings are held at the University Club on the top floor of University Tower. Please refer to the map below for directions.

Joining the Dental Society

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Durham-Orange Dental Society.

Membership requirements are as follows:

  1. All dentists that are active in clinical practice and/or teaching dentistry and whose professional residence is in Durham or Orange counties are welcome to join. Dentists in adjoining counties which have no active local societies are also welcome to join.
  2. Any Dentist interested in becoming a member of the society may attend one meeting at no charge. Please contact an executive committee member or a society member for sponsorship!
  3. Agreement to the bylaws of the society and payment of the annual dues (fee schedule below)

applicationTo join the Durham-Orange Dental Society, please submit your application here, and then send payment as outlined below.

Annual dues are for those members who will be able to be with us both Spring (January-April) and Fall (September-December) sessions. Semi-Annual dues are for those members who are joining only for January-April.

Membership Type Annual Dues  
Regular Membership No fee for paying members of 2021; $300 fee will resume in 2023  
4th year Dental Student* FREE  
1st year out of school/residency $100  
2nd year out of school/residency $200  
Dental Resident FREE  
UNC Dental Faculty $200  

*Number of dental students able to register may be limited. RSVP is necessary at least one week prior to the event.

Please send payments to: (Online payments are an option through PayPal. If interested, please email us at durhamorangeds@gmail.com and we will send an online invoice)
Credle A. Harris DDS
1721 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Memo: DODS DUES 2022

Make checks payable to: Durham-Orange Counties Dental Society