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We're a purpose-led organisation. Our purpose is simple - have the best dentists in the world, in a nation with the best oral health.

As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists and for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members.  From students who are just starting out, from early career to top of career, from practice owner to retiring in style - your ADA is here to support you on your journey through dentistry.

Membership Subscription Rates 2023-24

Business Plan 2023-24

Dentist Membership

Dentist Full - A dentist who, being registered as a dentist in Australia, is admitted in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws

Dentist 14.8 hrs - A member who works less than 770 hours per subscription year (14.8 hours per week), where the reckoning of hours includes any and all paid duties undertaken by the member where being a registered dentist is a requisite for those duties.

Dentist First Year Grad - A member who is in their first complete subscription year after completion of their primary degree

Dentist Second Year Grad - A member who is in their second complete subscription year after completion of their primary degree.

Dentist Postgraduate - A dentist who is a full-time graduate or undergraduate student proceeding to a formal degree or qualification related to dentistry and who is also engaged in paid dental employment exceeding 385 hours per subscription year (7.4 hours per week). This form of concessional membership will be limited to a period not exceeding 3 years.

Dentist Retired - A dentist eligible for registration within Australia, who is a member of a Stat Branch and who has bona fide retired from the active practice of dentistry.

Dentist Parental Leave - A dentist who is on unpaid parental leave for a period of no more than two years.


Application Forms

Dentist - A qualified Dentist, not studying for a post-graduate degree or ADC examination, who is registered to practice in Australia.

Student ADC - A candidate actively participating in the Australian Dental Council examination program provided always that the candidate is resident in Australian and passed the Occupational English test and Part A assessment.  This form of concessional membership shall be limited to a period not exceeding 4 years.

On Line Dentist and ADC Application form

Student BDS - A dental student in a dentistry course conducted in any University in Australia.

On Line Student Application form

Simply download the appropriate application form and email to [email protected] or mail to Australian Dental Association SA Branch, PO Box 858, Unley SA 5061

Please note:

  • All fees published on this site are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
  • Membership is paid annually covering the period 1 July to 30 June.  Monthly payment instalments may be available.
  • Payment must be received no later than 30 days from date of invoice. Once payment is received your membership will remain current until the end of the membership period.
  • We do not offer refunds on membership. 
  • Membership can be transferred to another state (August - May) at no additional charge.
  • ADA Constitution states a dentist MUST be a member of both Branch and Federal Associations.