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ADA for Dental Students

Dental student journey with the ADA

Navigate Your Dental School Journey with ADA Resources

Nearly 9 out of 10 dental students are members of the ADA. If you’re a member of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), you’re a student member of the ADA. Be prepared for your dental school journey. 

Class of 2021

Level Up your student membership to dentist membership. First 18 months after graduation national dues are $0.

Level Up Now

Essay Contest

Starting September 15, dental students have the opportunity to win $1,000 by submitting an essay on the topic of More Than Teeth: What Your Dental Team Wants You to Know About Health Misinformation.

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Students during dental school

Support During Dental School

You’re focused on requirements, exams and clinics – the ADA is focused on you. Take advantage of ADA resources and connect with state and local dental societies for pertinent info and fun networking events.

Schedule a complimentary ADA Success Program at your dental school – eight modules covering topics of most relevance to dental students and dentists. Learn more at



Manage Debt

Find tips and tools on navigating student loans and debt

Explore tips and tools


Gain an Edge

Be informed with award-winning publications and daily dental news like JADA and PracticeUpdate.

Stay updated


No-cost Member Value

Learn more about the no-cost life and disability benefits of ADA student membership.

Learn more


Be Prepared

Access DENTPIN, DAT and information on dental exams.

Access exam info

Transition from dental school with the ADA

Support with Transition from Dental School

Regardless of your next career step – creating a strong foundation is imperative. Check out resources that can help you build the career you want.


Get Licensed

Explore initial licensure requirements by state and tips on exam prep.

View licensure map


Start Your Career Pursuit

Discover career options, CV vs resume, and tips for interviewing.

Get prepared


Don’t Sign Until….

Know the questions to ask and the discussions to have before you sign an employment agreement.

Access important tips


Find a Job

Work with ADA Practice Transitions to find your ideal job (or practice to purchase) with support from your ADA Advisor.

Find ideal job

Recent dental student graduate

Support for a Recent Graduate

You’ve made it! You’re officially a dentist. Connect with dentist colleagues. Access member-only resources. Save money with discounts. Add your voice to issues that affect the profession. ADA national dues are $0 for your first 18 months after you graduate* and $0 for the duration of a graduate program*.

Connect with the New Dentist Now blog.


Make Informed Decisions

Explore resources on wellness and practice management and use the ADA® Third Party Payer Concierge.™ 

Discover practice resources


Access ADA Library

Access eJournals, eBooks, evidence-based tools, including MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, DynaMed® and one-on-one research help.

Explore relevant info


Continue Your Education

Access courses 24/7 at

Start learning


Save Money

Refinance with Laurel Road and save money on student loan repayment.

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Currently not in dental school?

Check out ADA resources for predental students, postdoctoral students and new dentists

*state and local dues may apply