ALD Membership Categories
Any practicing dentist, with a current unrestricted license shall be eligible to be an active Dentist member. A Dentist Member shall have full membership rights as recognized under customary parliamentary practice, including the right to attend membership meetings, to participate in discussion, to vote, to be a candidate for elective office and to accept appointment to committees.
Any dental professional whose sole or primary activity is academic instruction or dental research and is on staff of an institution with an accredited dental school program. Institutional Members have the same rights and responsibilities as defined for Dentist Members.
Any retired or disabled dentist who is no longer practicing dentistry is eligible for this category. Non-Practicing Members shall have full voting rights and are eligible for elective office. Non-Practicing Members have the same rights and responsibilities as defined for Dentist Members.
ASSOCIATE ($150) (NON-DENTIST).
Any dental auxiliary who is interested in obtaining knowledge about laser dentistry. Associate Members are eligible to attend regular meetings of the Academy and accept appointment to Committees. Associate Members are not eligible to vote and are not eligible to hold executive office.
Any qualified health care professional, scientist, or physician not eligible for membership in other membership classes shall be eligible to be an Affiliate Member. An Affiliate Member shall have full membership rights except the right of voting and except the right to hold an elective office in the Academy.
Any full-time registered student shall be eligible for Student Member status. Student members are eligible to attend regular meetings of the Academy and accept appointment to committees. Student Members are not eligible to vote and are not eligible to hold elective office.
Any for-profit and not-for-profit company that seeks information, affiliation, or interaction with the laser dentistry community shall be eligible for Corporate Member status. Corporate Members shall have membership rights as recognized under customary parliamentary practice. Corporate members are eligible to attend regular meetings of the Academy, but are not eligible to vote nor hold elective office. Separate application required. Click here for more information about corporate membership.
Individual Member Benefits
Professional growth and enhancement – practical knowledge directly improving your practice.
Significantly lower member registration rates for the Academy’s annual conferences, featuring:
- Clinical and scientific sessions encompassing virtually all dental laser wavelengths.
- Standard Proficiency and Advanced Proficiency exams.
- Manufacturer and vendor exhibitions.
Numerous educational and social networking opportunities.
Significantly lower rates for ALD’s certification program featuring Standard Proficiency and Advanced Proficiency certification.
Fellowship and Mastership Programs honors members who have shown extraordinary commitment to the use of lasers in dentistry by awarding the designations of Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and Master of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. These designations are an acknowledgement of the significant efforts a member has made to achieve a high-level of knowledge about the application of lasers in dental science and patient treatment. Members obtaining these designations can be proud of their achievement and the Academy wishes to recognize their distinction within the professional dental community. For criteria, please click here.
COMPLIMENTARY internet listing, web page and patient referral service for member dentists on the Academy’s web site – so prospective patients around the world can find you!
COMPLIMENTARY access to the Academy’s Laser Information Network – experienced laser dentists, in the U.S. and around the world, who can answer your clinical and procedural questions.
COMPLIMENTARY subscription to the Academy’s quarterly Journal of Laser Dentistry (JLD)publication, featuring scientific articles and clinical case studies, developments in laser dentistry, upcoming laser events and Academy news.
Special ALD-member subscription rates to the Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, the Journal of Oral Laser Applications and reference texts Lasers in Dentistry, Dental Clinics of North America & Dental Applications of Advanced Lasers.
New Member Liaison Program connects you to a member with similar interests who will be your guide to ALD.
A personalized membership certificate suitable for framing.
Reduced member rates on videotaped clinical and scientific sessions from past conferences.
- Informative Membership Newsletter, Lightwaves.
*Member dues and benefits are subject to change.