Why is a membership with the
ODA/ADA so valuable?
The ODA/ADA supports all members at the national, state and local levels.
From helping you manage your practice more efficiently and advocating on your behalf to offering you tools and resources that help you find the answers you’re looking for, we’re there every step of the way.
How does an ODA/ADA Membership help you?
For membership questions, please contact Kylie Faherty, Director of Membership, at email@example.com or 405.848.8873.
We help you connect with your colleagues
- Mentorship Program
Make a difference in the life of a dental student in Oklahoma by offering your expertise and friendship.
- Leadership Academy
Become a future leader in organized dentistry by taking a series of courses that challenge and educate you!
- Women in Dentistry Events
Engage in professional CE and fun social events with female colleagues.
- Oklahoma Mission of Mercy
Volunteer your time and talents during our two-day, free dental clinic where an average of 2,000 patients, on average, are treated each year.
- Practice Transition Support
Whether you are a new dentist looking to purchase your own practice, or an established dentist looking to expand or sell your practice, we have valuable resources to help.
We keep you informed
- ODA Journal
Members receive the ODA Journal six times a year informing you on everything from lobbying efforts at the state capitol to practice management tips.
- CE Courses
Courses that are available year-round for the entire dental team. Registration discounts for members.
Receive a monthly update on all things ODA.
- Social Media
Enjoy dentistry related news, ODA event information and MORE on our social media accounts!
- Annual Meeting
Join your fellow dental professionals at the ODA annual meeting. ODA Members receive discounts on meeting registration.
We help you save money
- ODA Rewards
Just by being an ODA member, you are automatically eligible for significant savings from more than 20 companies that will help you and your practice.
- Mediation Review
A free service that helps you resolve problems that might arise with patients.
- Contract Analysis
A free tool provided by the ADA that helps you understand the key legal terms that are associated with employment contracts.
- Classified Ads
Post free online classified advertisement listings on the ODA website to promote open positions, selling a practice, etc.
"My favorite thing about being an ODA member is the peace of mind, knowing that there is a "voice" that is louder than mine to represent and protect the dental profession."
Kristen Campbell, DDS, Norman, OK
- How much does it cost to be a member of the ODA?
Current annual dues for the ODA are $516 and current ADA annual dues are $573. Members must also pay dues at the local level, which vary depending on which district dental society. Contact Kylie Faherty, Director of Membership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.848.8873 to learn your exact rate.
- Is there a payment plan option?
To support Oklahoma dentists, the ODA also offers a payment plan option to divide your dues into monthly payments.
- Is there a discount for new dentists and recent graduates?
The ADA and ODA do their best to ease students into being full dues paying members. If you maintain continued membership upon graduating you’ll receive your first year of membership for $0 and then pay 50% of full active dues your second year out of dental school.
The ADA and ODA also offer discounted pricing to dentists while in graduate programs, offering free membership during the length of their program.