Mission: Helping members succeed.
Vision: The purpose of this Association shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry, and to represent the concerns of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.
The Northeast District Dental Association (NEDDA) is a professional membership organization representing Florida’s licensed dentists in the northeastern counties of Bradford, Baker, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor and Union. Staying true to the FDA’s mission is our top priority and our vision closely reflects our commitment to helping members succeed. Our component is committed to the improvement of the health of the public, promoting the art and science of dentistry and representing the concerns of the members of the dental profession. NEDDA is one of six components of the Florida Dental Association (FDA). The FDA is a constituent of the American Dental Association (ADA). When you join NEDDA, you also join the ADA and the FDA.
The Northeast District is proud to have hosted the 2016 FLA- MOM (April 22nd and 23rd). The MOM Co-Chairs, Drs Rick Stevenson and Andy Brown, along with Committee Leads from around the state have worked tirelessly to ensure a successful two day event. This was the largest MOM Event yet in Florida; 150 chairs utilizing over 90,000 square feet of space at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Downtown Jacksonville. Thanks to our 2,465 volunteers, 2,930 patients received 2.7 million dollars worth of care at no cost. NEDDA is proud to have worked alongside the FDA Foundation in this massive undertaking that greatly impacted the under-served in the community. In addition to this event, the Northeast District has many dentists who commit regularly to helping those who have minimal access to care through volunteering in health centers, participating in special events benefiting homeless veterans and children as well as seeing patients pro bono in their offices.
NEDDA enjoys a close relationship with its partner affiliates, the Jacksonville and Clay County Dental Societies, which have very dynamic members who participate in regular dinner meetings, full day CE by renowned speakers and many other social/educational events that are designed to encourage communication among the membership. The NEDDA and the leadership of the affiliates work closely to ensure continuity of our mission and provide the best value for the members. These close relationships truly help dentists in the Northeast District succeed!
Our executive board is composed of a combination of general dentists and specialists to ensure that the interests of the dentists in the area are well represented. The composition of our membership, at 22% specialists and 27% female dentists closely mirrors that of our executive board. In this way we are sure to be representing the best interests of our members. Our board meets regularly to make sure our membership stays informed of events occurring at local, state and national levels. Through a quarterly newsletter and emails, NEDDA makes it the highest priority to get our members the most up to date information available so they will never be caught unaware of the challenges facing our profession. Our leadership also encourages active participation with the members. Members are always welcome to contact our Executive Director for information on issues facing the board or suggestions as to how the board can serve them better.