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How do I join the Michigan Dental Assistants Association (MDAA)/ American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) or renew my membership?

The Michigan Dental Assistants Association is a state chapter of the American Dental Assistants Association; you will need to join the ADAA in order to also join the MDAA.

How do I join the ADAA?

  • Go to http://www.adaausa.org/
  • Create your username and password by clicking on “Log In” at the top of the page. Then click “Register” on the log-in page. Add your username and password, etc., then click on “Register”
  • You will then be directed to the membership form. Complete this form. Choose your payment amount (National Dues) – Professional Dues – Annual, scroll to the bottom and click on Submit. You will then be taken to the billing screen. Complete this screen with your payment information (be sure the billing info matches the credit card billing info). You will receive a confirmation page if the payment information goes through successfully.
  • Click on your name at the top of the page to get to your Member Dashboard. You are now a member and can begin to take CE courses, print your membership card, etc.

NOTE: Please allow the website to completely update before printing your member card/certificate or insurance document. This could take up to one hour from the time you join or renew.

How do I renew my membership?

  • Be sure you are logged in properly and are at your Member Dashboard (see above).
  • Click on JOIN/RENEW and fill out the membership form. Then choose your payment amount (National Dues), scroll to the bottom and click on Submit. You will then be taken to the billing screen. Complete this screen with your payment information (be sure the billing info matches the credit card billing info). You will receive a confirmation page if the payment information goes through successfully.
  • Click on your name at the top of the page to get to your Member Dashboard. You are now renewed and can begin to take CE courses, print your membership card, etc.

NOTE: Please allow the website to completely update before printing your member card/certificate or insurance document. This could take up to one hour from the time you join or renew.

I am a student looking to join MDAA/ADAA. How should I proceed?

Go to http://www.adaausa.org/

  • Click on Join/Renew today (located on the main page in the box with all the ladies)
  • Click on “Register Here”
  • Click on “Register” and fill out the information (username, password, display name = first name last name & email address)
  • Click on Register
  • Complete the information on the ADAA Membership Registration Screen (name, address, phone, etc.)
  • Scroll down to the National Dues box and click on the drop-down menu arrow to review your choices. Click on “Student Dues.” The state dues will automatically populate. If the student wants to add liability insurance (for an additional $10.00), click on the insurance box underneath
  • On the right side of the screen, click on the drop-down menu arrow and choose your school (be sure you choose the correct school). If your school is missing, it will need to be added before you can JOIN. Send an email to TechSupport@adaausa.org stating you need your school added; include school name, instructor name & email, school address & phone.
  • Add your graduation date (if you only know the month/year, just use the first day, i.e. 7/1/2016). The calendar will appear and you must click the appropriate day on the calendar for it to populate correctly. Then, click the box to confirm you are a student from the school you chose. Let the form refresh. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  • Confirm your total amount due and click on Submit at the bottom of the screen.
  • Next is the billing screen where you will need to confirm the amount to be charged. Complete this screen with the CARDHOLDER’s name, address & phone number. Add credit card number and expiration date and double check numbers before clicking on Place Order Now. A confirmation page will appear if the transaction goes through and the member will receive a confirmation page via email if the payment information goes through successfully.

You are now a student member! Click on your name at the top of the page (to the left of the FB icon.) This will take you to your Member Dashboard. Here you can print your membership card and order CE courses and much more.

NOTE: Please allow the website to completely update before printing your member card/certificate or insurance document. This could take up to one hour from the time you join or renew.

How do I print my ADAA member card or member certificate?

First, log in to the website http://www.adaausa.org/ using your username and password.

The site should then direct you to your “Member Dashboard” page. If it does not, click on your name at the top of the page and you will then be directed to your “Member Dashboard.”

To print your membership card/certificate, click on the Certificate button (under the words PRINT) and it will create a file for you to print.

NOTE: Please allow the website to completely update before printing your member card/certificate. This could take up to one hour from the time you join or renew.

How do I print my proof of insurance from the ADAA site?

First, log in to the website http://www.adaausa.org/ using your username and password.

The site should then direct you to your “Member Dashboard” page. If it does not, click on your name at the top of the page and you will then go to your “Member Dashboard.”

To print your insurance certificate (if applicable), click on the Insurance tab (under the words PRINT) and it will create a file for you to print.

NOTE: Please allow the website to completely update before printing your member card/certificate or insurance document. This could take up to one hour from the time you join or renew.

How do I get the MDAA’s journal, the MATRIX?

In order to have the MATRIX emailed to you, you must first be a member. If you do not have an email address, the MATRIX may be mailed to your home address.