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Get career clarity with the career path quiz, find a mentor and nearby members in chat and explore ADA student member perks.

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Your ASDA and ADA student membership benefits

As a dental student, your American Student Dental Association (ASDA) membership dues also include your ADA student membership.

Benefits of ADA Student Membership

As an ADA student member, you have access to the benefits that member dentists get, and more!

  • ADA Practice Transitions Student Resource Center, your go-to guide to career planning and prolife center to find your ideal practice match
  • Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)
  • ADA News
  • ADA New Dentist News
  • ADA Morning and Weekly New Dentist Huddle
  • ADA PracticeUpdate
  • Free access to courses on ADA CE Online
  • ADA Library & Archives
  • E-communications and alerts, such as our legislative and advocacy publications
  • Access to member exclusive clinical and practice resources on
  • No-cost life and disability insurance from ADA Insurance Plans from Protective
  • Save thousand of dollars on financial and loan services
  • Travel discounts
  • Health and wellness resources
  • Promote oral health through Give Kids A Smile and other access to care initiatives
  • Helping to strengthen the ADA voice in Washington D.C. through advocacy efforts

Common membership questions:

What’s the difference between the ADA Office of Student Affairs and the American Student Dental Association (ASDA)?

The ADA and ASDA are two different organizations that work together to support you.

Here at the ADA, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) advocates and supports dental students and faculty. The OSA provides credible solutions to help the dental school journey and the transition from dental school to life as a dentist. ASDA is an independent student-run association that protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of student pursuing careers in dentistry.

How do I join the ADA and when does my membership expire?

As a student, in order to join the ADA, you must be a member of ASDA. Once you're a member of ASDA, you will automatically receive ADA student membership and full benefits. Both the ADA and ASDA are calendar-year memberships that expire December 31. Visit to join. 

What do I do if I am missing ADA Benefits, like JADA?

If you are not receiving your ADA benefits, like JADA, the ADA may not have your mailing address. Contact the Member Service Center at to update your information. Don’t forget to update your email address!