Active Life Membership

Beginning the 2021 dues cycle, the ADA is increasing its dues for the Active Life membership category. Active Life members are defined as an active member dentist in good standing for at least 30 consecutive years or a total of 40 years, and have reached the age of 65. 

While ADA is making this change, the MDA is not aligning with the change at this time (therefore, it is not increasing its dues on the state level for Active Life members); however, the change has been presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration to be further evaluated in 2021. 

Most MDA component societies also are not aligning with the dues increase at this time, although the Greater St. Louis Dental Society has decided to align with the ADA change. 

Therefore, in 2021, all Active Life members will see a slight increase in ADA dues (as described below), no increase in MDA dues, and may see an increase in local dues.

Following are FAQs provided by the ADA about the dues change.

  • Why are my dues increasing?
  • How will my dues change?
  • When will the dues change take effect?
  • Why should I maintain my membership in 2021?
  • Exclusive Offers for Active Life Members