Student Membership


National Signing Day 


Graduates - Converting Your Membership Comes With Perks

Don’t wait to gain access your membership perks  – you can join for free! You may need your ADA number. This can be provided by email request to

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You may also use the NSD_Paper Application_2020 and email it to the provided email address to submit via email to

Paper Application

Graduate Student Membership for Specialty Degree Programs

If you have graduated dental school and currently attending a graduate program to obtain a specialty license, your membership is free until graduation. Please submit a Graduate Student Application to stay active as an ADA member. The application can be submitted by fax to 702-255-3302 or email to

Graduate Student Application





Student Membership 


ASDA, American Student Dental Association

Students currently attending a CODA accredited university are qualified to be a member of the American Student Dental Association. 


Connect with the ADA

The ADA can help make your dental school journey easier.
ADA For Dental Students



As America’s leading oral health advocate, the ADA works tirelessly to influence public policies affecting the practice of dentistry and the oral health of the American public.

See the issues that affect students and take action:

Disability Insurance - free for students!

$2,000/month of coverage in the ADA Student Members Disability Insurance Plan plus up to $150,000 in student loan repayment benefits. Disability insurance protects the investment you're making in your dental career by providing a source of monthly income if an illness, injury, or accident prevents you from completing dental school.

Life Insurance 

 $50,000 of coverage in the ADA Student Members Term Life Insurance Plan. Life insurance provides debt protection for your student loans and other financial obligations  and it can serve as loan collateral when you purchase a practice. If you have questions, contact Great West at 800-568-2001 or for assistance.


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Free ​CE Online for Dental Students

Did you know? CE Online is free for dental students. As you get closer to graduation, you may find that clinical CE will help you expand your skill set and be more prepared for certain procedures once you start to practice. Learn more:  


Student Lobby Day

Student Lobby Day  

The Student Lobby Day events' goals are to address issues that heavily impact the profession of dentistry such as the State of Politics, Student Loan Programs, Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, and Health Care Reform! Contact your ASDA Chapter for more information. 


Follow ASDA on Social Media for current student updates!

The Blog of the American Student Dental Association


Straight (money) talk to a new dentist

- Article provided by ASDA Mouthing Off Blog

"I’m frequently asked what advice I would give to a new dentist. I compiled this list based on my years of experience advising dentists on their personal and practice finances and hearing, “I wish someone had told me this sooner.” These pointers should help you make thoughtful financial decisions, largely without regret." Read More