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Detroit District Dental Society Upcoming Events

January 2024 - Check out one of our three  branch meetings in Novi, Grosse Pointe, and Dearborn for networking, CE education, and a great dinner.  

Registration is open for the Branch Meeting - view the calendar to see dates and speakers. Call 313.337.4900 for more information or to register by phone.  

February 2024 - view the calendar to register for a branch meeting.  There will be a special program for dentists who are considering exploring selling their practices in the next 0-5 years.  The end of the month join us for Red Wing Hockey Dental Night on February 29, 2024 at Little Ceaser's Arena.  


Welcome to the Detroit District Dental Society

The Detroit District Dental Society(DDDS) was established in 1895 to service members of Wayne and Monroe Counties. Dr. Jehan Wakeem is the President of the Detroit District Dental Society. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association, the Detroit District Dental Society.
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Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills to Ensure Michigan Children have Access to a Dental Check-Up Before Kindergarten


December 13, 2023

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills to Ensure Michigan Children have Access to a Dental Check-Up Before Kindergarten

LANSING, Mich.—Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation to establish a dental oral assessment program. 

“These bills will prioritize the health and safety of our children by testing dental health at a young age,” said Governor Whitmer.“Since I took office, we have expanded access and lowered the cost of health care. Let’s keep working together to make sure every child is safe, healthy and can build a bright future in Michigan.”

Senate Bill 280,sponsored by state Senator Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), requires dental oral assessmentsfor children who are registering for the first time in kindergarten or the first grade in a Michigan school. The program will serve 112,000 kindergarteners in Michigan through the work of the State of Michigan and Delta Dental.

“Dental health is often overlooked when we talk about the health and development of our kids. All families need access to care to ensure their children stay healthy and can be successful,” saidstate Senator Sam Singh (D-East Lansing). “Today, I'm pleased to see Senate Bill 280, requiring a dental check for kids entering kindergarten or first grade, has been signed into law by the Governor. It's a sensible step toward ensuring our children's well-being as they take their first steps into their educational journey.”

“Requiring dental assessments for kindergartners will help tens of thousands of children across Michigan and increase access to dental health care,” said Holli Seabury, EdD, executive director of the Delta Dental Foundation(DDF). “This important law will help improve kids’ health and set them up for success in school and beyond.”

“Along with all the members of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition, we are excited that our local public health departments will continue to provide this valuable screening to our incoming kindergarteners across Michigan,” saidAmy Zaagman, Executive Director, Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health. “Oral health is critically important to overall wellbeing and the ability to learn, grow and thrive. Screening is the first step towards connecting families to oral health care providers in their area anxious to help meet the needs of children.”