— The ADA House of Delegates Oct. 22 approved a $22 dues increase for 2019 but decided against a special assessment of $58, instead urging the Board of Trustees to use reserve funds to pay for the remaining year of a three-year pilot project for the Find-A-Dentist campaign.
Res. 35H-2018 sets 2019 dues at $554 for ADA active members.
The dues increase will bring anticipated 2019 revenues of $134,180,000 against $134,021,000 in expenses.
The $18 million three-year Find-A-Dentist campaign is focused on connecting prospective patients with dentists. The 2016 House of Delegates approved the effort in Res. 67H-2016: "Drive Utilization of Dental Services for ADA Members."
“As leaders, we are charged with ensuring a positive future for our members —not for maintaining the status quo — but for addressing disruption head-on and building and shaping a positive future,” said ADA President Jeffrey M. Cole. “I believe the actions of the 2018 House of Delegates moves us toward shaping a positive future.”