For Dental Students


Dental Students! 

ADA-sponsored insurance is provided at no cost to eligible ASDA and ADA student members.


ADA-sponsored student members life and disability insurance gives you fundamental financial protection while you’re in school that can continue long after graduation.

Your ADA student member benefit includes:

Life Insurance:$50,000 of coverage in the ADA-sponsored Student Members Term Life Plan. Life insurance provides debt protection for your student loans and other financial obligations and it can serve as loan collateral when you purchase a practice.

Disability Insurance:$2,000/month of coverage in the ADA-sponsored Student Members Disability Plan plus up to $150,000 in student loan protection. Disability insurance protects the investment you're making in your dental career by providing a source of monthly income if an illness, injury, or accident prevents you from completing dental school.

Beginning in 2014, eligible ASDA and ADA student members who are not already insured will be enrolled in the no-cost ADA-sponsored Student Members Life and Disability Insurance Plans. For important additional information, including auto-enrollment details and the option to decline coverage, click here.

Act Today To Prepare For Tomorrow

Dental school is all about preparing for your future. When you have ADA-sponsored insurance as a student, you have the built-in ability to keep your insurance after school so you’ll have ready-made financial back-up when you start repaying student loans, apply for practice financing, start a family, or pursue other dreams. As soon as you’re insured, create your login to register your insurance account online. Then, anytime you move or change your contact information, update that information in your account. If you’re already insured and haven’t yet created your login to register your account, please create a login now.

Since 1934, practicing dentists have relied on the ADA-sponsored insurance plans to protect the lives and practices they’ve built. More than 100,000 ADA member dentists, student members and family members get insurance through the ADA plans; you can join that elite group now even before you are a licensed dentist and benefit from that protection now and long into the future.

For students entering dental practice in Kentucky, Kentucky Dental Association Insurance Services (KDAIS) offers every type of insurance you can possibly need! Go to: for more information or to get an insurance quote.



Register Now

Registration for Annual Session 2015, taking place Feb. 18-21, 2015 in Boston, Mass., is open. You must be a predoctoral or predental ASDA member to attend. See rates and details here.

What can you do at Annual Session?

  • Discuss and vote on association policy in the business meetings of ASDA's House of Delegates  
  • Elect the executive committee, speaker of the House and District trustees
  • Earn CE credits through the Academy of General Dentistry (must be an AGD student member)
  • Hear the latest updates on issues impacting dental students
  • Discuss research at the Student Research Poster Session  
  • Learn about dental products and services and make contacts with organizations at the dental expo 
  • Celebrate the successes of ASDA members and leaders at the President’s Gala and Gold Crown Awards 

Awesome Keynote Selected

Sometimes the simplest things in life can bring us the most happiness. 1000 Awesome Things points out universal feel-good signposts that serve not as fluffy distractions, but as reminders of why “life really is awesome after all” (The Guardian) and how we can enjoy it to its fullest by focusing on the things that fill us with joy! Read more about Neil Pasricha's "The 3 A's of Awesome."  

Spread ASDA Fever at Your Chapter

Promote Annual Session at your school with this flier. You can post it to bulletin boards or pass it out at your next event. Download the PDF in color or black and white.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Get face-time with dental students from across the nation at Annual Session 2015. Download the prospectus to see our wide range of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. Curious what the event is like for sponsors and exhibitors? Watch this video.

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Annual Session 2014 Recap

Relive Annual Session 2014 by watching this recap video by Sausha Toghranegar, Nova Southeastern '14.