The Southern Maryland Dental Society (SMDS) is a component dental society of the American Dental Association and the Maryland State Dental Association.

SMDS works diligently to enhance the oral health care environment in southern Maryland. We are here to serve our members, the public, and our partners in oral health care. SMDS provides quality continuing education for its members and advances public service initiatives.

SMDS is the voice of dentistry in southern Maryland and speaks out on issues at the legislative, policy, and regulatory levels. SMDS is governed by an Executive Board made up of member dentists who volunteer their time in service of SMDS and the community. The purpose of the Board is to create oversight and direction for SMDS.