SADA Membership Categories and Packages Explained

The following Categories of Membership are available.

Categories are determined by selecting the description which best describes your standing on your professional path
and are self-explanatory.
Category Description Fee
DENTAL CANDIDATE
(Code: DCM)

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

FREE
State employee:
1ST YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: SECS)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in full-time salaried employment in the public sector, full time postgraduate student at a dental faculty/school or a member in full-time employment in any administrative capacity in the private sector. Community service dentist first year after graduation.

CORE: R1334.00
 EDUCATION: R1386.00
 ADVISORY: R1302.00
Full: R4022.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

State employee:
2ND YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: SEY1)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in full-time salaried employment in the public sector, full time postgraduate student at a dental faculty/school or a member in full-time employment in any administrative capacity in the private sector. First year after Community service.

CORE: R1995.00
 EDUCATION: R1386.00
 ADVISORY: R1302.00
Full: R4863.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

State employee:
3RD YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: SEY2)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in full-time salaried employment in the public sector, full time postgraduate student at a dental faculty/school or a member in full-time employment in any administrative capacity in the private sector. Second year after Community service.

CORE: R2210.00
  EDUCATION: R1386.00
  ADVISORY: R1302.00
Full: R4898.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

State employee:
4TH YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: SEY3+)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in full-time salaried employment in the public sector, full time postgraduate student at a dental faculty/school or a member in full-time employment in any administrative capacity in the private sector. Third year + after Community service.

CORE: R2400.00
 EDUCATION: R1386.00
 ADVISORY: R1302.00
Full: R5088.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

State employee:
ACADEMIC
(Code: SEA)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in full-time salaried employment in the public sector, full time postgraduate student at a dental faculty/school or a member in full-time employment in any administrative capacity in the private sector. Practitioner is in full time academic position.

CORE: R2321.00
  EDUCATION: Not Required
  ADVISORY: Not applicable
Full: R2321.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

Private Dental Practitioner:
2ND YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: PPY1)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in private practice, including a practitioner receiving remuneration for services (whether from a private practitioner employer or private hospital or commercial health care provider). First year after community service.

CORE: R1750.00
  EDUCATION: R1386.00
  ADVISORY: 1302.00
Full: R4438.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

Private Dental Practitioner:
3RD YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: PPY2)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in private practice, including a practitioner receiving remuneration for services (whether from a private practitioner employer or private hospital or commercial health care provider). Second year after community service.

CORE: R1900.00
 EDUCATION: R1386.00
 ADVISORY: 1302.00
Full: R4588.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

Private Dental Practitioner:
3RD+ YEAR AFTER GRADUATION
(Code: PPY3+)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council and who is in private practice, including a practitioner receiving remuneration for services (whether from a private practitioner employer or private hospital or commercial health care provider). Third year + after community service.

CORE: R3329.00
  EDUCATION: R1386.00
  ADVISORY: 1302.00
Full: R6017.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

AFFILIATE:
Non-SA Resident Member
(Code: AFM)

Affiliate membership may be granted to:- 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.

CORE: R1460.00
 EDUCATION: R1208.00
 ADVISORY: R1134.00
Full: R3802.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

ASSOCIATE:
Non-SA Resident Member
(Code: ASM)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council, 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.

CORE: Rate on Application
 EDUCATION: Rate on Application
 ADVISORY: Rate on Application
Full: Rate on Application
Debit Order Fee: Rate on Application

ALLIED:
Dental Assistant
(Code: ADA)

An allied oral health care professional registered with the Statutory Council; a person who is not registered on the register maintained by the Statutory Council but 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.

CORE: R350.00
 EDUCATION: Not Required
 ADVISORY: Not application
Full: R350
Debit Order Fee: R288

ALLIED:
Oral Hygienist
(Code: AOH)

CORE: R850.00
  EDUCATION: Not Required
  ADVISORY: Not Application
Full: R850
Debit Order Fee: R288

ALLIED:
Dental Therapist
(Code: ADTh)

CORE: R1050.00
 EDUCATION: Not Required
 ADVISORY: Not Application
Full: R1050
Debit Order Fee: R288

ALLIED:
Dental Technician
(Code: ADT)

CORE: R1050.00
 EDUCATION: Not Required
  ADVISORY: Not Application
Full: R1050
Debit Order Fee: R288

RETIRED:
Retired Member
(Code: RM)

Any Private Practitioner, Full-Time or Newly Qualified Member who is no longer in active practice.

CORE: R830.00
  EDUCATION: R1386.00
  ADVISORY: R1302.00
Full: R3518.00
Debit Order Fee: R288

EMERITUS:
Emeritus Member
(Code: EM)

A dentist registered by the Statutory Council 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 5 full years directly prior to applying for Emeritus in order to qualify for Emeritus Membership.

CORE: R0.00
 EDUCATION: R0.00
 ADVISORY: R0.00
Full: R0.00

Package EXPLANATION:
CORE Membership is the entry level of Membership.
EDUCATIONAL and ADVISORY are additional packages which may be added to CORE Membership –
these two packages enhance your membership experience as indicated in the descriptions of benefits below.

CORE

The MINIMUM membership benefit module available
  • Advocacy – including numerous submissions made in respect of policies and funding, oral health studies commissioned by SADA and legal action as may be required;
  • Coding and nomenclature – including the ongoing review of codes and technologies and promotion thereof with stakeholders;
  • Marketing dentistry to the public – referring to SADA’s annual publicity programme and targeted oral health campaigns in order to raise the dental IQ of the public at large;
  • Preferential DPL rates, as well as an ever-increasing range of discounted products and lifestyle benefits
  • Member communication (website, e-mails, sms, etc.)
  • Dental mediation services.

EDUCATIONAL

An add-on benefit to CORE membership
  • Online CPD through SADJ;
  • Discounted branch events (50% indicative);
  • R1000 discount on annual SADA congress;
  • Eligibility for research grants from the DDFT;
  • Members in the academic environment furthermore benefit from:
    1. eligibility to publish in the SADJ;
    2. IADR membership (full time academics only).

ADVISORY

An add-on benefit to CORE membership
  • Telephone and e-mail support in respect of clinical queries, as well as practice management and legal support;
  • Hard copy code book;
  • Quarterly legal bulletin;
  • Assistance with medical aid queries and unresolved issues.