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If you enter a residency program or graduate training upon completion of dental school, you will be eligible for graduate student membership in the ADA, NYSDA, and your local dental society. Graduate student membership offers you all the benefits of a full active member, for a nominal fee.

At this stage in your dental training, you have the option of joining the ADA, NYSDA and your local dental society in any combination you choose. The tripartite membership requirement begins once you are in practice.

Maintain your ADA membership throughout your residency or graduate training program to insure your eligibility for the following reduced dues programs.

The NYSDA Five-Year Reduced Dues Program enables recent graduates to pay reduced membership dues until they have been out of school for six years! Savings during the first year alone total almost $300! The reduced dues rates are as follows:

  • 1st year out: pay 25% of active member dues
  • 2nd and 3rd years out: pay 50% of active member dues
  • 4th and 5th years out: pay 75% of active member dues

The ADA Reduced Dues Program enables recent graduates to pay reduced dues until they have been out of school for four years. The reduced dues are as follows:

  • 1st year out: no dues
  • 2nd year out: pay 25% of active member dues
  • 3rd year out: pay 50% of active member dues
  • 4th year out: pay 75% of active member dues

In dollars and cents, this translates to a savings of almost $500 in ADA and NYSDA dues your first year out alone. All you have to do is maintain your ADA membership. Graduate student and residents pay only $30 in ADA dues and $0 in NYSDA dues per membership year.

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