Join the TDA

Become a Part of Organized Dentistry!

Why?

The Tennessee Dental Association empowers individual dentists to be collectively effective with issues that confront them and serves as an advocate for the advancement of the profession. There are a variety of membership benefits that you can receive with your membership. To start your journey to become a member, print an Application in Adobe PDF format. Your completed application can be faxed to 615-628-0214. If you cannot open the form, email Membership Department and request a form.

Who?

TDA has several membership categories for those wishing to join.

Active Member: A dentist licensed to practice in Tennessee or A dentist who is a full-time educator in a school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, residing in Tennessee, who is a member in good standing in the American Dental Association or A dentist who is a member of the Federal Dental Service and a fully privileged member of the American Dental Association or A fully privileged ADA member dentist who practices or resides in a state contiguous to Tennessee, in close proximity to the Tennessee border, with permission of the local dental society and state dental association in the state in which that dentist practices or resides.

Student Member: A dentist eligible for membership in this Association who is engaged full-time in an advanced training course of not less than one (1) academic year’s duration in an accredited educational facility may make application for student membership to the Board of Trustees through his component society or A pre-doctoral student of a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and located within the State of Tennessee who is classified as a member of the American Student Dental Association is eligible for membership as a student member of the Tennessee Dental Association and may make application for student membership directly to this Association.

How?

The membership application is for new members and those rejoining organized dentistry. The application asks for name and contact information, practice and home address information, dental education, licensing information, and student organized dentistry membership facts. Dentists should forward completed applications to the TDA office. Your application will be forwarded to the local dental society you would join. Once your membership is approved you will be billed for dues. Email questions regarding the application to Membership Department or call (615) 628-0208.

How much?

Dues help support the TDA, ADA, and the local dental society in which a member practices. For reference, in 2013, full ADA dues are $522, full TDA dues are $389 and district dues vary between $45 and $160.

What's next?

Complete an application and return it to the TDA. If you have any questions, call the TDA at (615) 628-0208.