When you join ASDA, you’re given a voice – in your education and profession – and a chance to be part of a strong network of future dentists. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop the leadership skills that will benefit you throughout your life.
The Value of Membership goes beyond what you receive in your four years of dental school. Many ASDA members meet life-long friends and professional mentors who make a positive impact on your career.
National ASDA membership runs on a calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You can join at any time throughout the year. Membership is organized into three categories: predoctoral, predental, and international dental student.
Predoctoal membership is open to students enrolled in and attending a CODA-accredited dental school in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including foreign-trained dentists enrolled in advanced standing programs at CODA-accredited dental schools as of Jan. 1 of the membership year for which application is being made. Upon joining, predoctoral members become members of both ASDA and the ADA and are entitled to all of the privileges of both organizations. Predoctoral membership dues are $75, of which $5 goes to the ADA for student membership. Click here for a listing of member benefits.
2014 Predoctoral Membership Application (create your account and join)
Predental membership is open to any undergraduate, high school student, or individual pursuing dentistry as a career. This also includes foreign-trained dentists living in the U.S. who will be applying to dental school to become licensed in the U.S. Predental membership dues are $58. View a complete list of member benefits and predental resources.
2014 Predental Membership Application (create your account and join)
INTERNATIONAL DENTAL STUDENT
International dental student membership is open to qualifying students currently enrolled in and attending an international dental school outside the United States and its possessions. Candidates must be a predoctoral student of a dental school listed in the World Directory of Dental Schools compiled by the FDI World Federation. Upon joining, members become a part of ASDA and the ADA and are entitled to all of the privileges of both organizations. International membership dues are $88 of which $5 goes to the ADA for international dental student membership. Click here for a listing of member benefits.
2014 International Dental Student Membership Application (create your account and join)
Click here for resources for international or advanced standing students.