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?

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.