Joining & Dues FAQ

​Joining & Dues FAQ

  • Why should I join the MDA?
  • What does “tripartite” mean?
  • What is the membership year?
  • I’m relocating – does my membership move with me?
  • How do I apply for membership?
  • How much are dues?
  • Do I have to be a member at the local, state and national level—and pay dues separately for each?
  • What are my payment options for membership dues?
  • Is it worth the cost to join?
  • Are my dues tax deductable?
  • I am a recent graduate. Do I pay the full dues amount?
  • I am an Active Life member. Why are my dues increasing?
  • Will my dues decrease if I retire?
  • Are membership dues reduced for full-time dental faculty?
  • Is there assistance in paying my dues in the case of illness or other financial hardship?
  • How do I print my ADA card?