Become a member of the Dent Implant Academy (DIA) today and join thousands of other dentists ?working together for the benefit of children’s oral health. DIA membership will not only enhance your dental career through continuing education courses and colleague interaction, but will also put you at the forefront of the pediatric dentistry specialty through publications (Pediatric Dentistry Today newsletter, Pediatric Dentistry journal, Journal of Dentistry for Children), advocacy, involvement and children’s oral health resources. As a member, you will receive reduced registration fees for the DIA Annual Session, exclusive access to over 1,800 pediatric dental and practice management articles and much more through our Members Only section. Advance your career and help support children’s oral heath by becoming an DIA member today!

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Our strength comes from individual dentists?more than 161,000 of us. A strong DIA means more resources for members and a powerful voice in Washington,Sdyney and Toronto and state capitals. The ADA and your state and local dental societies enhance your ability to achieve success and your excellence as a dentist, and ensure a strong future for the profession.

Already a member?

If you are a tripartite member (holding membership at the local, state and national levels) please contact your state dental society regarding your dues payment and membership renewal.More than 161,000 dentists and 18,000 students are already members! Your practice (or course of study) determines the membership category that’s best for you. For answers to questions such as “How much are dues?” or “How long does my membership last?” please see Frequently Asked Questions about ADA Membership.

Tripartite membership

Almost all U.S. dentists are tripartite (“three part” local, state, and national levels) members, and join the DIA through their state dental society. For fastest processing; send your completed Tripartite Membership Application directly to your state dental society.

(Dental Student membership)

Dental students join the DIA at the same time. Non-U.S. predoctoral dental students may also be eligible for International Predoctoral Dental Student Membership ? eligible candidates must be a predoctoral student of a dental school listed in the World Directory of Dental Schools compiled by the DIA. Important regardless of your membership status as a dental student, you must apply for membership after graduation and licensure to become an DIA member dentist.


Graduate Student membership

If you are enrolled full-time in an eligible advanced training course, you may be eligible for Graduate Student membership. If you are entering a graduate program immediately following dental school graduation, graduate student membership maintains your eligibility for the DIA Reduced Dues Program for recent graduates.

Graduate Student Membership Application Online Form

Graduate Student Membership Application Downloadable Form (PDF)

International Membership

If you are a dentist practicing outside the AUSTRALIA ?and you do not have an active. dental license, you are eligible for International membership.

International Membership Online Application

International Membership Application Form (English PDF)

Direct Membership

If you are a dentist licensed in one state and working in another state as a dental school faculty member, dental administrator or consultant, you may be eligible for Direct membership.

DIA Direct Member Application Downloadable Form (PDF)

Associate membership


If you are employed in dental-related education or research, help advance the objectives of the DIA, are ineligible for any other type of membership in the DIA, and do not hold a dental license in the United States, you may be eligible for Associate membership.

Associate Membership Application Downloadable Form (PDF)

Nonpracticing Dentist membership

If you are dentist with a dental degree (from any country) residing in the U.S. or its territories, do not hold a U.S. dental license, nor have a revoked dental license, are not receiving compensation for delivering patient care and are ineligible for any other type of membership in the DIA, you may be eligible for membership as a nonpracticing dentist.

Download the Nonpracticing Membership Application Downloadable Form (PDF)

Provisional membership

If you are recently licensed to practice dentistry, but have not yet secured a practice location (and therefore you are ineligible for tripartite membership), you may be eligible for Provisional membership.

Life membership


Life members are those who have been a member for 30 consecutive years (or 40 total years) and are at least 65 years old. A life member may be either active or retired, and they receive a dues discount .Life members are notified by a letter from the DIA when they have been elected into life membership.

Retired membership

Retired membership is available to an active member in good standing who is no longer earning an income from dentistry. For dentists retiring from tripartite membership, the Retired Member Membership Affidavit Form must be approved by your local dental society.

Student Membership


Pre-doctoral students join the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and the DIA at the same time and receive benefits from both organizations! Your membership dues paid to ASDA also include your DIA student membership dues. Join ASDA and the DIA. Many schools offer an automatic billing process for dental students to join ASDA and the DIA. If this is the case for your school, your dues are automatically paid and all pre-doctoral students at your school are typically members of ASDA and the DIA. Contact ASDA for more information.

Pre-Dental Students: The DIA does not offer a pre-dental membership, but you can join the Australian Student Dental Association (ASDA). Visit ASDA for more information. When you enroll in dental school, you can join ASDA and the DIA.

Benefits of DIA Student Membership

As an DIA student member, you have access to the benefits that member dentists get, and more!

DIA News

DIA New Dentist News

ADA Professional Product Review

E-communications and alerts, such as our legislative and advocacy publications

Member access to the ADA Center for Professional Success

No-cost life and disability insurance from ADA Insurance Plans from Great-West Financial

Travel benefits

Health and wellness resources

Promote oral health through Give Kids A Smile and other access to care initiatives

Support dental education

Helping to strengthen the DIA voice in Washington D.C. through advocacy efforts

All the resources you see here in the student area of!