Welcome to Durham-Orange Dental Society Website!

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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

To RSVP, click below



Dr. Lyndon Cooper DDS, PHD

                              “Dental Implants: Why Things Fail And How We Fix Them”


Zoom Virtual Meeting, 7PM 1-19-2021


RSVP using the link above!


Click on the event below for more information about the topic for that meeting.

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 $175
4th year Dental Student* FREE
1st year out of school/residency $50
2nd year out of school/residency $100
Dental Resident $50
UNC Dental Faculty $125

*Number of dental students able to register may be limited. RSVP is necessary at least 1 week prior to the event.

Please send payments to:
Dr. Justin Valentine DDS, MS
245 East Highway 54 Suite 203
Durham, NC 27713
Memo: DODS DUES 2021

Make checks payable to: Durham-Orange Counties Dental Society

Executive Committee

We are happy to introduce our Executive Committee for 2021!

Dylan Hamilton, DMD, MS – Immediate Past President

Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry
2711 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27704
Office Phone: 919-220-1416

Justin Valentine, DDS, MS – President

Tarheel Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
245 E NC Hwy 54, Suite 203
Durham, NC 27713
Office Phone: 919-844-7140

Erica Brecher DMD, MS- Member at large

Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry
2711 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27704
Office Phone Number: 919-220-1416


David Wong DMD- Member at large

Levin Endodontics
3624 Shannon Road Ste. 106
Durham, NC 27707
Office Phone: 919-401-4827


This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.