Allied Membership in AzDA
Dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental laboratory technicians, and dental business/front office staff employed by active AzDA member dentists are all eligible for an Allied Membership with the AzDA. Currently there are over 700 Allied members.
Why Join AzDA?
- Great CE at lower prices! Including the Western Regional Dental Convention and Fall Conference.
- Access to AzDA staff to provide you information on a wide variety of topics.
- Free online subscription to Inscriptions, AzDA’s monthly dental journal.
- Opportunities to be a voice for your profession by participating on AzDA Councils
- Exclusive member discounts on insurance packages including major medical, life, disability, auto/home, and long term care through AzDA Perks.
Getting Plugged In: CEs, Networking and Volunteering
Beyond offering CE, check out all of the different types of activities we offer every year: golf outings, casino night, volunteer outreach, picnics in the park, component meetings, leadership meetings, Oral Health Day at the Capitol, and more. View the AzDA calendar
Give Kids a Smile
AzDA member dentists partner with local schools and community groups throughout the state to identify children whose parents cannot qualify for dental care. In recognition of the ADA's access to care campaign, volunteer dental professionals provide free restorative care consisting of fillings, crowns, and root canals.
Central Arizona dentists and allied volunteers conduct oral screenings and oral hygiene instruction while earning free CE and warm hugs at Special Smiles every year. The summer Special Olympics program is held the first weekend of May at ASU. Volunteer recruitment begins in February
Mission of Mercy
The Central Arizona Dental Society, part of AzDA, has a foundation that hosts an annual Mission of Mercy which provides free dental care to the homeless each December. To register and find upcoming information visit www.cadsfoundation.org
Dental Team Resources
Arizona State Dental Hygienists’ Association (ASDHA)
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)
American Dental Assistants' Association (ADAA)
Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB)
Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (BODEX)
The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners is comprised of eleven members who are appointed by the Governor: six dentists, two dental hygienists and three public members. BODEX can assist you with Dental Hygienist License Application and Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certification, Dental Assistant Radiology Certification and Coronal Polishing Certification.
Considering a Career in the Dental Field?
Dentistry offers stimulating career options. In addition to private practice, excellent opportunities exist in teaching and research, and careers with government agencies. You can choose from private practice, academic dentistry, public health dentistry, clinical research, international health care, hospital dentistry, and more.
The majority of the 164,000 practicing dentists today are general practitioners. The remainder, about 20 percent, are dental specialists who limit their practices to one of the nine ADA recognized dental specialties.