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Membership types

Pre-dental Student: No Charge

Undergraduate in a pre-dental program at college or university with the intent to become a dentist or enroll in dental school.  Hygienist and Assistant students are not eligible to join as pre-dental students.

Dental Student (U.S.): No Charge

Student at an accredited dental school in the U.S.  Application must be completed to activate membership and receive 5 digit CDS identification number.

Dental Student (International): $10

Student at an accredited dental school outside of the United States.  Application must be completed to activate membership and receive 5 digit CDS identification number.

Post Graduate or Resident: No Charge
Post graduate or resident in a specialty program or hospital residency.  No Charge for membership in the Chicago Dental Society during the term of your program. Consider joining the American Dental Association as a Post Graduate or Resident at an annual fee of $30.

International Associate Member: $125
Dentist practicing outside of the United States.  Membership is calendar year.  The fee increases to $195 to join during the dates of the Midwinter Meeting.

Associate Member: $125
Dentist practicing outside Lake, DuPage, or Cook counties, Illinois and current member of the American Dental Association.  Membership is calendar year.  The fee increases to $195 to join during the dates of the Midwinter Meeting.

Tripartite Member: (Member fee varies)

Dentist practicing within Lake, DuPage, or Cook counties, Illinois.

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