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Frequently Asked Questions about ADA Membership

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  • How much are ADA Dues?
  • What does “tripartite” mean?
  • Can I join the ADA directly?
  • Who is eligible for ADA membership?
  • What is the membership year?
  • What is the ADA Reduced Dues Program?
  • Is membership automatic for new dentists?
  • Are there prorated dues?
  • How do I renew my membership?
  • I let my membership lapse! What should I do?
  • I’m relocating—does my membership move with me?
  • What is life membership?
  • What is retired membership?
  • How can I get more information?