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Leadership and Ethics in Dentistry

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The ADA is here to help you build leadership skills and an understanding of the ethical issues dentists face.

Here you’ll find an overview the Success presentation as well as additional resources.

Didn’t attend an ADA Success program at your school? Complete and submit this form to learn more about ADA Success programs offered by the ADA Office of Student Affairs. 


  • Practice Philosophy
  • Leadership as a Dentist
  • Leadership Do's and Don'ts
  • Ethics & Dentistry
  • Getting Involved

Membership Info

ADA and ASDA Student Membership - Most dental students are members of the ADA and ASDA. You join both organizations at the same time. Members receive special benefits and resources to support you during school and help you prepare for your dental career. Learn more about your ADA student membership. You can find information on ASDA at

Stay in touch with the ADA after graduation. Contact us at or complete the Member Profile.

ADA Membership After Graduation - After graduation, you can continue your membership with the ADA. The first year is free and most state and local societies also offer reduced dues. If you’re going into a residency, you receive a special student rate and then pick up the free year after your program. Get on your feet and connect with your professional association to help you get there. Learn more