Membership

Membership in the Association is comprised of a wide range of individuals and agencies involved in the regulation of dentistry or the administration of dental education for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada. 

The Association works with approximately 1000 oral health stakeholders. AADB is comprised of over 400 individual and agency members. Virtually every state dental board maintains a membership, joined by a group of Canadian provinces and U.S. protectorates. Over 250 memberships are held by individuals currently serving on dental boards with another 100 memberships held by former dental board members who remain active in regulatory affairs. The remaining memberships include administrators, educators, examiners, and lawyers. Over 100 lifetime members round out our roster. AADB is excited to announce new membership categories in 2020: Students & Corporate Members. 

If you need approval from your employer, AADB has developed template letters for you to download and use. The letter templates are linked below under each membership description. 

Member Application

Memberships for Individuals:  

Individual Member - Voting: 

Any individuals who currently serve or who have served on a board of dentistry for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada or who currently serve or who have served as administrators or attorneys for said boards of dentistry, such as:

  • Past Board Members, Attorneys & Administrators
  • Current Board Members

Individual Member Template Letter

Associate Member - Non-Voting:

Any individuals involved in the regulation of dental professionals as board examiners, educators, or other interested persons who do not qualify as Individual Members. 

Associate Member Template Letter

New! Student Member - Non-Voting:

Any full-time student in an accredited professional program interested in the regulation of the dental profession in their country of residence.

Lifetime Member - Voting:

Any Individual Members who have either maintained membership for ten consecutive years and reached the age of 70 or maintained membership for six consecutive years and pay a one-time fee. 

Lifetime Associate Member - Non-Voting:

Any Individual Members who have either maintained membership for ten consecutive years and reached the age of 70 or maintained membership for six consecutive years and pay a one-time fee.   

Lifetime Member Application 

Memberships for Agencies or Organizations:

Agency Member - Non-Voting: 

Boards of dentistry for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada

Agency Member Template Letter 

Agency Associate Member - Non- Voting:

Any agencies involved in the regulation of dental professions other than state boards of dentistry or their equivalent for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada, such as:

  • Testing Agencies
  • Associations

Agency Associate Template Letter

New! Corporate Member - Non-Voting:

Any for-profit business involved in the practice or regulation of dentistry other than state boards of dentistry or their equivalent for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada. 

Corporate Member Template Letter

Member Application