As an affiliate member of HCDA you will be able to access all of the benefits of full membership. This includes: free attendance to our CE courses; access to our social events and our many outreach events to area schools and community events.; and the ability to weigh in on governance relevant to the component. Qualifications: Dentists who are members in good standing of another local society of the American Dental Association, but who have an interest in the activities of the Howard County Dental Association. HCDA Affiliate dues are $175 annually.