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~ Commercially oriented group practices ~

~ Mid-level providers ~

~ Decreasing reimbursement rates ~

~ Student debt ~

~ Decreasing Dentist Income ~

These are just a few of the disruptive changes facing dentist today.  Current data suggests that this storm of change will not only effect the decisions we make and the way we practice, but will continue as far as we can see into the future.  With these immense pressures on the profession it is critical that each dentist understand the trends, be ready and able to adapt, and have unbiased resources to get the needed information about the storm.  No one is more vested in your success and reputation than the VDA/ADA.  It's only through your membership that you receive that source of information whose sole purpose is to help you thrive and to provide the safe harbor in the midst of the storm. 

Click HERE to see the many other benefits to membership in the VDA.:

We are happy to share easier ways to joining and renewing your membership, some of which you may even find easier on your pocket book. With this year's dues statement you can pay by mail, phone, or use the convenience of our website.  In addition, you can opt to pay dues in one of three ways:
  1. In one payment
  2. One payment with automatic renewal for future years
  3. 10 monthly(recurring) payments with automatic renewal in future years

With so many options, we hope you will find joining or renewing your membership easier than ever.

It's time to take advantage of these new options, and join or renew your membership!

Ted Sherwin

President, Virginia Dental Association


Membership in the VDA is a tripartite membership covering the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and your local dental society.

Click an application type below:

  • Dental Students - Graduate Student Application A dual American Student Dental Association/ADA predoctoral dental student membership is available to any dental student attending one of the 57 U.S. dental schools accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Information on the ADA and the tripartate membership can be found at the American Dental Association website.


Please contact Leslie Pinkston, VDA Director of Membership at