The American Association of Dental Consultants was founded in 1979 with the belief that an experienced dental benefits consultant can provide valuable insight and input regarding provider network issues, dental claim policy and standards of care, dental plan coverage and utilization management. AADC's goal is to connect dentists and others involved in dental benefits consulting and administration, to identify and promote best practices and to advance education and promote a common base of knowledge for consistent, evidence-based plan and claims evaluations.

Put the resources of the largest international dental benefits consulting association to work for your success!

Active Membership:  A dentist retained by an insurance carrier, self-insured plan, administrator or commercial entity, to give expert professional advice in its programs or who is involved in the administration of a dental benefits program and, further, who is licensed to practice in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, or any other recognized foreign entity and is a member in good standing of this Association.  Dues: $275/calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec. 31).

Associate Membership:  A dentist who is NOT retained by a dental benefit carrierDues: $275/calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec. 31).

Affiliate Membership: A non-dentist who is involved in the administration of a dental benefits program or as an educator lecturing or writing on the subject, or others who contribute to the advancement of the objectives of this Association, upon application to and approval of the Board of Directors shall be classified as an affiliate member.
Dues: $275/calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec. 31).

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Member Benefits


Members who successfully complete a written examination receive the highly recognized credential of Certified Dental Consultant. See certification information and eligibility requirements.

Annual Spring Workshop

The workshop is a 3-day educational conference which provides up-to-date pertinent information to supplement the expertise of dental consultants. The AADC's Annual Business meeting and elections also take place at the Spring Workshop.


Networking and social opportunities with members and representatives of related industries are regularly incorporated into our Spring Workshop.


Our webinars are designed to inform and educate our members of changes in our industry, profession and association.  They are available, at no additional cost, to our members.


Articles and Position Papers 

The Beacon informs members about the latest issues affecting dentistry and dental benefits. An annual subscription to the publication is included in your membership dues.

Membership Directory

This alphabetical listing, with affiliation, is virtual "Who's Who" of the consulting industry and a valuable resource in identifying fellow AADC members throughout the world.

Leadership Opportunities

Develop your leadership skills by serving as an officer or committee member.

Job Postings

As a valued member benefit, all members enjoy career opportunity postings and are able to apply directly to the companies advertising their positions on our website.

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Refund Policy

Membership dues are nonrefundable, except under extenuating circumstances.