Memberships

Benefits of Joining SADA

SADA supports its members throughout their time in the profession - from their time as students in the field, straight through their professional careers, and into retirement. Our members benefit from the below advantages, amongst others.

  • Access to local and international networking opportunities, mentoring circles, and study groups.
  • Full access to SADA online dental resources.
  • Achieve full CPD requirement through SADA's learning circles.
  • Generate your CPD Report for the HPCSA audit at the click of a button
  • Personalized advice on clinical, legal, and practice management as well as telephone and email support.
  • Access to the only fully accredited scientific dental journal in South Africa, The South African Dental Journal (SADJ) online. (Available in hard copy at additional cost.)
  • Get preferential rates on Dental Protection (DP) Indemnity Membership.
  • Receive substantial discounts on SADA branch events and congresses.
  • Advertise your employment vacancies and other practice requirements for free on the SADA classifieds.
  • Advice on South African health and safety compliance.
  • Access exclusive online practice-related templates, and contract examples.
  • Receive regular up-to-date dentistry information and news.
  • Access independent, unbiased and superior dental mediation services.
  • Access to the only dental coding book in South Africa.
  • Eligibility for research grants from the Dental Development Foundation Trust (DDFT).
  • Full-time academic practitioners are eligible for an IADR membership rebate.
  • Members in full-time academic employment are eligible to publish in the SADJ.
  • Assistance on medical aid authorization parameters and risk management.
  • Access to relevant dental Professional Bulletins.
  • Assistance with unresolved medical scheme matters.
  • Purchase the Profitability Assessment tool, D-Calc™ at more than 50% discount as a SADA member.
  • Benefit from SADA's advocacy in respect of the regulatory environment as well as regulatory bodies such as the HPCSA.
  • Contribute to and enjoy professional submission with respect to dental policies and funding.
  • Be part of monitoring and influencing the practice scope of various oral health care practitioners.


  • Dental Candidate Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    Dental Candidate Member: Student registered as such with the Statutory Council - HPCSA, as a dental student or student of an allied profession (1st to 5th year). A Dental Candidate member shall be automatically transferred to any of the applicable categories upon registration with the Statutory Council.

  • State Employee Community Services Dentist
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,823

    State Employee Community Services Dentist: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, and who is in their Community Service year. (1st year after graduation)

  • State Employee Post Community Service
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 4,000

    State Employee Post Community Service: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, and who is post Community Service employed in the public sector. (2nd year + after graduation)

  • State Employee Academia without private practice
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 3,451

    State Employee Academia without private practice: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, and who is post Community Service employed in the public sector in an academic position with no clinical practice. (2nd year + after graduation)

  • Private Practitioner First and Second Year after Community Service
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 3,093

    Private Practitioner First and Second Year after Community Service: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, and who is in private practice in their 1st or 2nd year after Community Service. (2nd or 3rd year after graduation)

  • Private Practitioner Third Year and more after Community Service
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 4,800

    Private Practitioner Third Year and more after Community Service: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, and who is in private practice in their 3rd year or more after Community Service. (4th year + after graduation)

  • Retired Member
    Duration
    1 year
    Package price
    R 1,000

    Retired Member: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who is no longer in active practice

  • Emeritus Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    Emeritus Member: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who has turned 70 years of age before the start of the SADA financial year (1st January) of which the application is made, where the member has been in SADA membership for 10 full years directly prior to applying for Emeritus category in order to qualify for Emeritus Membership.

  • Allied Member Dental Assistant
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 488

    Allied Member Dental Assistant (ADA): An allied oral health care professional registered with the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who Is actively engaged in a field allied to dentistry, or falls into such other category as the Board may from time to time agree upon.

  • Allied Member Oral Hygienist
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,183

    Allied Member Oral Hygienist (AOH): An allied oral health care professional registered with the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who Is actively engaged in a field allied to dentistry, or falls into such other category as the Board may from time to time agree upon.

  • Allied Member Dental Therapist
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 1,462

    Allied Member Dental Therapist (ADTh): An allied oral health care professional registered with the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who Is actively engaged in a field allied to dentistry, or falls into such other category as the Board may from time to time agree upon.

  • Affiliate
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 2,996

    Affiliate Member: A dentist in a foreign country who is in good standing with his/her national dental association; A dentist in a foreign country where no national dental association has been established; An overseas domiciled dentist who was previously a Member of the Association.

  • Associate Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 11,111,111

    Associate Member: A dentist registered by the Statutory Council - HPCSA, who works no more than 15 hours within a week on an annual basis. Motivation is crucial, which does not guarantee placement into this category. Members within this category are reviewed on an annual basis. Associate Membership fee is priced on application and not free.