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Membership Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Why should I become a member?

A: ADS is the only dental membership association for oral health care professionals that focuses exclusively on dental infection prevention and patient and provider safety. ADS provides education, training, and credentialing to help our members implement dental infection prevention and control and safety laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices. 

Q: Who can become a member?

A: ADS invites all individuals interested in dental infection prevention and control to become members. Our members include individual clinicians, group practices, educators, researchers, consultants, trainers, compliance directors, policymakers, and industry representatives.  

Q: What are the membership benefits?

A: A detailed list of our membership benefits can be viewed here.

Q: What kinds of memberships are offered?

A: ADS has different membership options at varying price points. A detailed comparison of these options can be seen here.

Q: If I become an ADS member, can a consultant come and offer OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and/or HIPAA training?

A: These are not services ADS offers.

Q: Does ADS offer discounts on membership dues?

A: Not currently. The membership dues are flat rates.

Q: When do ADS memberships expire?

A: Memberships are valid for one year based on the date of dues payment. For example, if payment is made on October 15, 2021, the membership will be valid through October 14, 2022.*
*Corporate and Super Sponsor memberships are valid for one calendar year (expiration date will be December 31).

Q: How do I join?

A: To become a member, click Join Now. If you would prefer to join over the phone, please call us at +1 (410) 571-0003. We are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern.

Q: Can I mail in a paper membership application?

A: Not currently. We suggest joining online or calling us at +1 (410) 571-0003. 

Q: What happens after I become a member?

A: After you become a member, you will receive a confirmation email from [email protected] with access to our digital orientation guide. This interactive guide will walk you through how to make the most out of your ADS membership!
Have more questions? Reach out to us at [email protected] or call us at +1 (410) 571-0003.