Each local society as well as the NJDA and ADA have annual membership dues. Each organization sets their own dues amounts. Discounts are most commonly offered for dentists in their first years out of school and those that are retired.
The NJDA dues structure for new dentists is listed below:.
June - December of graduating year = $0 dues*
1st Full Year Out of School = $0 dues*
2nd Full Year Out of School = 75% off regular dues**
3rd Full Year Out of School = 50% off regular dues
4th Full Year Out of School = 25% off regular dues
5th Full Year Out of School = Regular dues
*ADA and locals offer $0 dues as well
** ADA dues are 50% off regular dues
Local ($100-$200), State ($625) and National ($573) "Regular Dues" for a typical dentist in NJ is a combined total of around $1400 per year.