Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Contacting ASDA

How and when can I contact ASDA?

312-440-2795, or email between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Monday through Friday.

What is the mailing address and fax number of the central office?

Mailing address: 211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60611

Fax number: 312-440-2820


How can I learn more about ASDA’s virtual, on-demand, and in-person events?

Find more information on ASDA’s program and events on ASDA’s website including dates, event programming, and event registration.


What are the requirements for licensure?

There are three: an education requirement, a written examination requirement and a clinical examination requirement. More information on each requirement is available here

Where can I find information on the licensure requirements for the state I want to practice in?

ASDA has compiled an overview of obtaining dental licensure by state and region

I am an international dentist and would like to obtain a license in the U.S. to practice. Where can I find more information on the state licensure requirements?

ASDA developed this webpage for international students. ADA has created a website on state licensure for international dentists


How do I apply for membership?

Those interested in joining ASDA as a predental or international dental student member should join online.

Those interested in predoctoral ASDA membership should contact the ASDA chapter at your dental program. 

How much does it cost to be an ASDA member?

Find information on ASDA membership dues, membership requirements, membership policies and important membership dates on ASDA’s Join webpage.


Do I get an ADA membership number when I join ASDA?

Predocotral and international dental student members of ASDA receive an ADA number. It can take 4-6 weeks to receive your ADA membership after your membership is registered with national ASDA

I paid dues in April, so why does my member profile indicate my membership expires in December?

ASDA membership runs on a calendar year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, regardless of the date you joined. Dues paid after September will be applied to the following membership year. Most member benefits will begin immediately.

What are ASDA member benefits?

Please view the Member Benefits page for more information. Contact benefit providers directly for applications, policy information and specific questions.

How do I log onto the members-only section of ASDA’s website?

Members are assigned a unique login name and password. You may change your login name and password on the website through your MyASDA account.

How do I contact ASDA’s membership department?

Call 800-621-8099 ext. 2640 or 312-440-2640 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Monday through Friday or email us.

Predental - Dental School Admissions

What are the requirements to attend dental school?

  1. Visit the Get Into Dental School section of ASDA’s website for more information on applying to dental school.

What resources are available to help me with the application process?

Find resources in the Get Into Dental School section of ASDA’s website. Some information is only available to ASDA predental members.

Do I apply to dental school through ASDA?

No. To apply to dental school visit the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) website. ADEA manages the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS) application for all US dental school. Texas residents applying to dental programs in Texas, apply through the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

Can I register for my DENTPIN or the DAT through ASDA?

No. To register for your DENTPIN, or register for the DAT, visit the ADA website.

Product Orders and Shipping

How do I place an order?

How long will it take to receive my order?

Orders are only being shipped twice a month. Orders shipped to a US address should be received within 3-5 business days after product ships. For shipping times to locations outside of the US, please email ASDA.

ASDA’s latest released copies of the National Dental Board Exam Part II are 2008. With the transition to the Integrated National Board Dental Exam, no new study materials will be available for the Part II exam.  

Does ASDA sell study materials for the Integrated National Board Dental Exam?

ASDA members can receive a discount on the INBDE Dental Decks study aid. Go to Career and Educational Resources for more information.

Does ASDA sell released exams for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) or the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE)?

No, ASDA does not sell these materials. For the DAT and NBDHE study material, contact the American Dental Association Department of Testing at 800-621-8099 ext. 2678.

Does my ADA membership qualify me for a discount on the NDBE reprints?

No, the individual placing the order must have a valid membership with ASDA to qualify for the member price.

What is ASDA’s refund and/or exchange policy?

ASDA has a no refund, no return policy on all salable materials.

What are ASDA’s shipping fees on products?

Shipping & Handling is free to US addresses.  Shipping and Handling fee to addresses outside of the US is based on the shipping address. If you have any questions regarding our shipping and handling, please contact American Student Dental Association at 312-440-2795 during regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central or by email

Can ASDA send products to my P.O. box?

ASDA does not ship to P.O. boxes within the continental United States.

What is the status of my order and can I receive a tracking number?

Contact ASDA via email or 312-440-2795