AADB is comprised of over 600 individual and agency members. Virtually every state dental board (48 of 50) maintains a membership, joined by a group of Canadian provinces and U.S. protectorates. Over 250 memberships are held by individuals currently serving on dental boards with another 100 memberships held by former dental board members who remain active in regulatory affairs. The remaining memberships include administrators, educators, examiners, and lawyers. Over 100 lifetime members round out our roster.
Membership in the Association is comprised of a wide range of individuals and agencies involved in the regulation of dentistry or the administration of dental education for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada. Our membership year is July 1 through June 30. There are five primary membership categories:
Agency Members — Boards of dentistry for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada
Agency Associate Members — Any agencies involved in the regulation of dental professions other than state boards of dentistry (or their equivalent) for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada
Individual Members — Any individuals who currently serve or who have served on a board of dentistry for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada or who currently serve or who have served as administrators or attorneys for said boards of dentistry
Individual Associate Members — Any individuals involved in the regulation of dental professionals as board examiners, educators, or other interested persons who do not qualify as Individual Members
Individual Lifetime Members — Any Individual Members or Individual Associate Members who have either (a) maintained membership for ten consecutive years and reached the age of 70 or (b) maintained membership for six consecutive years and paid a one-time fee.