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1. How do I apply for membership?
2. How much does it cost to be an ASDA member?  
3. I am an international dentist. Can I join ASDA?
4. How long will it take to process my application?  
5. Once I apply for or renew my membership, how long will it be before I receive my membership card and number? 
6. I am completing a loan application today for which I need an ASDA membership number. Can I call and join or renew over the phone in order to get my membership number immediately? 
7. Will I receive my membership materials sooner by phoning in my application rather than applying online? 
8. I paid dues to my chapter's delegate in September and it is now November, why haven’t I received anything yet?  
9. Can I pay discounted dues if I join or renew my ASDA membership over the summer after the school year? 
10. I paid dues in April, so why does my membership card indicate my membership expires in December?
11. What are the benefits of being an ASDA member?  
12. I submitted a change of address to ASDA three weeks ago, so why was the last publication sent to my previous address?
13. I submitted a change of address to the post office, so why am I not receiving my publications?  
14. How do I log on to the members-only section of the website?
15. How do I contact ASDA’s membership department? 

  
1. How do I apply for membership?
Visit our online application page here or call 800-621-8099 ext. 2640.

2. How much does it cost to be an ASDA member?
Predoctoral - $75 (plus any applicable local dues), Predental - $58, International Student - $88. The dues for Predoctoral and International Students also include joint membership in ADA. All memberships run the calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31).

3. I am an international dentist. Can I join ASDA?
ASDA no longer has a category of membership for international dentists. The American Dental Association offers an Affiliate membership for dentists practicing in a country other than the United States who do not have an active U.S. dental license. Visit ADA’s website for more information on the Affiliate membership.

4. How long will it take to process my application?
All membership applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Generally, it takes 2-3 business days to process your ASDA membership, but can take up to a month to become a member of the ADA (predoctoral and international students only).

5. Once I apply for or renew my membership, how long will it be before I receive my membership card and number?
Predoctoral membership cards containing the assigned ASDA/ADA number can take up to six weeks to receive after the application date. All other ASDA membership cards take 4-6 weeks. Login to make sure your address matches where you would like your membership card and mailings to go. If you need your membership number sooner to access your benefits, email Membership@ASDAnet.org or call (800) 621-8099, ext.2640.

6. I am completing a loan application today for which I need an ASDA membership number. Can I call and join or renew over the phone in order to get my membership number immediately?
Please allow 2-3 business days to process your membership and receive your ASDA membership number over the phone for insurance, loans, discounts and other membership benefits. The only exception is if the dental school you are attending has not yet sent your proof of enrollment in to the ADA in order for the Office of Student Affairs to create your unique member ID.

7. Will I receive my membership materials sooner by phoning in my application rather than applying online?
All membership applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of the manner in which they are submitted.

8. I paid dues to my chapter’s delegate in September and it is now November, why haven’t I received anything yet?
Memberships are not processed until we receive dues from your chapter. Some chapters wait and submit dues until they collected from all students. Please check with your chapter representative to see if they submitted dues to the central office.

9. Can I pay discounted dues if I join or renew my ASDA membership over the summer after the school year?
Membership dues are not prorated and are non-refundable.

10. I paid dues in April, so why does my membership card indicate my membership expires in December?
ASDA membership runs on a calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, regardless of the date you joined. Dues paid after Aug. 31 will be applied to the upcoming membership year.

11. What are the benefits of being an ASDA member?
Please view the Member Benefits and Discount page here. Contact benefit providers directly for applications, policy information and specific questions.

12. I submitted a change of address to the post office, so why am I not receiving my publications?
Member addresses are checked against a national change of address (NCOA) registry, but it is possible the mailing list was pulled before edits were made. Please check your contact information online, e-mail Membership@ASDAnet.org, or call 800-621-8099 ext. 2640

13. I submitted a change of address to ASDA three weeks ago, so why was the last publication sent to my previous address?
Publication labels are created at least 4-6 weeks in advance. You will receive the following issue at your new address.

14. How do I log on to the members-only section of ASDA’s website?
Members are assigned a unique username and password. Each member will receieve an e-mail with this information when their dues are processed. You may change your user name and password on the website. If you don’t know your ASDA/ADA number, contact Membership@ASDAnet.org.

15. How do I contact ASDA’s membership department?
Call 800-621-8099 ext. 2640 or 312-440-2640 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or via e-mail at Membership@ASDAnet.org.

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