The Australian Dental Association is your professional Association. Students are provided with a number of services to assist them throughout their degrees and some of these include resources, insurance, networking opportunities, entry into the mentorship program and inclusion in the Employers Guide. The great news is that during your years as a student your membership is at no cost.

As mentioned, one of the many benefits offered to ADASA dental student members is participation in the ADASA Mentorship Scheme.

The Scheme is a longstanding program that has provided valuable support to students over many years. Following feedback, the program has been reworked to further improve the experiences for both the Mentor and Mentee. The current program is still over a five year period but it is now designed to support and encourage BDS students in years 3, 4, and 5 of their degree and in to the 1st and 2nd years as a practicing dentist.

We are aware that communication has broken down between some mentors and students and in response to this ADASA will be holding a ‘Reconnection’ evening on Wednesday 27th April 2016. We ask that you mark this date in your diary and we encourage you to attend. This evening will be open to all students and mentors in the mentorship programme and will allow you to re-establish networks and engage with practicing dentists. Further details of the evening will be communicated to you soon. 

We care about the experience of our student members and look forward to building a successful program that both students and mentors will find valuable. 

If you are not yet a member but would like to join the ADA as a dental student member please visit the link below:…/st3-student-membership-branch-fed…

If you are a dental student member with ADASA and wish to enrol in the Mentorship Scheme please contact Catherine by email or call 08 8272 8111 before Thursday 31 March 2016.