Student Membership


Attention All Senior Dental Students! 

Elevate Your Journey from Student to Dentist by Participating in the National Signing Day

πŸ“… Date: March 20th
⏰ Time: 12 PM
πŸ“ Location: UNLV

This is your moment to shine and step forward into your professional future with confidence. National Signing Day is not just an event; it's a celebration of your hard work, dedication, and the bright future that lies ahead in the field of dentistry.
For more details and to ensure your participation, please contact Marianna Kacyra at πŸ“§

Don't miss out on this important occasion to commemorate your transition from dental student to dental professional. Mark your calendars and join us in this significant milestone.


National Signing Day gives senior dental students the opportunity to Level up your membership from student to dentist. Graduate students enjoy ADA national membership for $0 dues for the duration of program and all dental school graduates receive 18 months of ADA national membership for $0 dues (dues may apply at some states and locals). Level up and enjoy all the benefits of the ADA and whichever state and local dental society you end up practicing in.

Stay Connected During the Most Critical Stage of Your Career!

  • Gain access to unique transition resources at the national, state and local level
  • Receive $0 national membership dues for the remainder of 2024 and 2025, or duration of graduate program, if you are pursuing one.
  • Be automatically enrolled in the graduated dues discount program. Entitling you to receive 100% dues discount the first full year following graduation (2025) and 50% dues discount your second year out (year 2026). 

PLUS! If 95% or more of the 2024 graduating class at your school participates in NSD, your ASDA chapter will receive $1,000! Achieve the goal and funds will be directly deposited into your ASDA Chapter bank account within 30 days.    

Level up today! You will need your ADA number or the email address (hint – it’s the email you receive ADA Morning Huddle and other updates) to login. Not currently an ASDA member? Use our digital non-member application to join. Reach out to us if you have any challenges logging in!

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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Graduate Student Membership

Dentists who have graduated and currently attending a specialty graduate program are eligible for free membership. Please submit a Graduate Student Application below to stay active as an ADA member. The application can be submitted via email to or fax to 702-255-3302.

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. 


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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