If you graduated from Dental School less than 10 years ago, the ADA considers you a new dentist. Below are some new dentist resources to help make the transition from dental student to dentist a little smoother.
ADA Reduced Dues Program
Dues are $0 at the national level in your first year after of dental school and, if you remain a member, reduced rates continue for the next four years!
If you earned your DDS or DMD in 2018, your year 1 is 2019.
Year 1: You pay $0 in dues.
Year 2: You pay 25% of full national dues.
Year 3: You pay 50% of full national dues.
Year 4: You pay 75% of full national dues.
Year 5 and thereafter: You pay the full national dues amount.
Recent graduates who enter into a graduate or residency training program within the five years following dental school graduation pay the graduate student rate of $34 a year during the program, and are eligible to either begin or resume the Reduced Dues Program schedule upon completion of their training.
Save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your loan with low rates and an addition .25% discount for ADA members when you refinance with Laurel Road. Current fixed vary between 3.25% and 6.77%.