Member Benefits

"Join The People Who Make Dental Assisting A Profession"

North Dakota Dental Assistants Association (NDDAA): our state professional dental assisting assocation which is affiliated with the ADAA and supports the national mission of serving dental assistants.

American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA): the national professional dental assisting association which serves, promotes, and benefits dental assistants.

Benefits from NDDAA membership:

  • Newsletter (2)
  • Free career postings for dental offices
  • Reduced CDE registration costs for ND annual session

Included in your ADAA dues…

  • $50,000 professional liability insurance
  • $2,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Discounts on home study continuing education courses. NO GRADING FEE for members.
  • A subscription to The Dental Assistant Journal - with annual FREE continuing education, with only a moderate test grading fee.

Additional Advantages

  • Disability income plans in most states
  • Group term life insurance plans for you and your dependents in most states
  • And leisure time concerns too
  • Reduced rates for hotels and rental cars
  • Best rates on travel

Want to learn more about member services and benefits? Do you have more questions? ADAA staff is accessible Mon.-Fri., 9am – 4pm (CST).

Fellowship/Mastership Programs

ADAA Fellowship and Mastership Programs

The ADAA offers a program developed to recognize those members who have achieved outstanding educational levels in their profession. The program offers two levels of recognition - Fellow & Master - based on educational hours obtained and continuous years of membership in the ADAA.

In order to become a Fellow in the ADAA, one must accumulate 300 hours of continuing education credits within ten years. Those holding the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), Certified Orthodontic Assistant, (COA), or Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant (COMSA), Certified Dental Practice Management Assistant (CDPMA), or licensed assistants from California, Michigan and Minnesota may receive credit toward the 300 hour Fellowship requirement.

In order to become a Master in the ADAA, one must accumulate 400 hours of continuing education credits within ten years, which includes an expansion of topics with an emphasis on new technology in dentistry.

When complete, candidates will apply for completion and be eligible to participate in a Convocation ceremony at Annual Conference.

For more information about Program requirements or to enroll in the Program, download the Fellowship/Mastership Enrollment Form.