You are considering a career in dentistry—a highly rewarding profession that offers personal satisfaction, variety, prestige, security, and flexibility. However, it is a challenging profession too, and there are many individuals competing for a limited number of positions at the 60 U.S. dental schools each year. Do you have what it takes to stand out from the competition?
Good grades are only part of the story. You also must prove that you are committed to the field of dentistry, that you are ready for the challenges of dental school, and that you are a well-rounded person. Predental membership in the American Student Dental Association provides you with resources to prepare yourself for dental school and the opportunity to demonstrate your involvement in organized dentistry.
Pre-dental membership in ASDA runs on a calendar year from January 1 to December 31 and is $75/year. By joining ASDA, you can expect learning experiences beyond the classroom, mentoring and networking opportunities, valuable dental resources, and personal and professional enrichment. But that’s not all. ASDA has lined up valuable services, discounts and benefits designed to give you a competitive edge. The more you use the member benefits and services, the greater the return on your membership investment.
Some of the benefits of ASDA membership include:
Free subscriptions to our publications, ASDA News (published monthly), Mouth (published quarterly), and our e-newsletter Word of Mouth (emailed monthly) to keep you up-to-date on the issues affecting dentistry
A copy of our handbook “Getting Into Dental School” that includes facts on applying to dental school, financial aid, ASDA membership benefits, debt management, career options in the dental field, and survival guide for passing the DAT
Members-only access to our website, which grants unlimited access to ASDA’s wealth of information on issues and events important to those starting a career in dentistry
Discounts on financial and insurance programs through Bank of America and Geico
Discounts on resources to prepare you for dental school, including a 10% discount on Kaplan’s DAT courses and materials— this discount alone covers the $75 membership fee!
Discounts on products and services that are valuable to students, such as wireless phone plans, books, DVDs, and more
Opportunities to network with 17,000 dental students