Membership Types

Membership Categories

ACTIVE MEMBER
An active member of the Association shall be licensed by a government unit to practice in the oral health field in the United States. Additionally, those who conduct research, or are in government service in the field of dentistry in the United States shall be eligible for active member status.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER
An associate member of the Association shall be an oral health professional who may not be licensed to practice in the United States.

AFFILIATE MEMBER
An affiliate member is any United States resident, oral health researcher or other professional that does not qualify for any other category.

INTERNATIONAL MEMBER
To be an international member of the Association, an oral health professional must be practicing or teaching, and residing in a country other than the United States.

STUDENT MEMBER
A predoctoral or postgraduate student of a dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental technician program from an accredited school in the United States.    

HONORARY MEMBER
All of those individuals as determined by the Board of Trustees meritorious of this appointment.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBER
All of those oral health professional organizations dedicated to furthering the professional knowledge of its members. Such membership does not provide the individuals within it individual membership.

SUPPORTING MEMBER
Those individuals, foundations, businesses, governmental programs or other non-political institutions that provide substantial support to the Association for one or more years. Such membership does not provide the individuals within it individual membership.

AFFILIATE ORGANIZATION
A group of PADA members in a specific region may form an Affiliate Organization upon approval from the Board of Trustee

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MEMBER
A predoctoral or postgraduate student of a dental, dental hygiene, dental assisting or dental technician program from a non-accredited dental school.

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