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How to become a member

You must pay a $60 initiation fee, payable just once in your career, and the annual membership fee for your member category.

2019 Membership Fee

$1495: Membership fee for a regular member

$985: Reduced membership fee for an active member aged 65 and over

You must be 65 years old on January 1st of the membership year.

$60: Reduced membership fee for a resident member

You must provide proof of your residency to [email protected] However, you will be subject to the Rand formula. Therefore, if you receive amounts from the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), it will withhold 35% and pay them to us as union dues, until we have received the full amount of the membership fee for a regular member.

$60: Reduced membership fee for an international graduate

You must have obtained a practice licence in Quebec during the year. However, you will be subject to the Rand formula Therefore, if you receive amounts from the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), it will withhold 35% and pay them to us as union dues, until we have received the full amount of the membership fee for a regular member.

$60: Reduced membership fee for a retired member

You must have permanently ceased to practice dental medicine as of January 1st of the membership year.

$60: Reduced membership fee for a disabled member

You must be incapable of practicing dentistry for the entire year.

$0: Membership fee for a new graduate

You must have obtained your diploma from a Quebec university during the year.

NOTE

If you make your payment after January 1, you will be subject to the Rand formula. Therefore, if you receive amounts from the (RAMQ), it will withhold 35% and pay them to us as union dues, until we have received the full amount of the membership fee for a regular member. You will be reimbursed the excess amounts deducted by the RAMQ once it has transferred the full amount of the annual membership fee to us or in January of next year, if the full amount has not been reached.

RAND FORMULA

It is a provision of the health insurance agreement between the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) and the ACDQ (organization recognized by the government to represent Quebec dentists) under which the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) is authorized to deduct an amount equal to 35% of the payments made to dentists until their annual membership fee has been paid to the ACDQ. The deductions cease when the deducted amounts reach the full amount of the membership fee.

For more details, contact:

Martine Morin
Membership Agent
[email protected]
Phone: 514 282-1425 ou 1 800 361-3794, ext. 228
Fax: 514 282-0255

New Graduate

You pay a one-time $60 initiation fee, and fill out a membership application form, which will allow us to obtain the information necessary for our negotiations with the government.

If you follow these simple procedures, you will be a member in good standing for the current year. In November, you will receive a notice for the regular membership fee. It is in your interest to pay it immediately to keep your status as member in good standing and all the related benefits and avoid the application of the Rand formula.

Resident

You pay, as soon as you graduate, a one-time $60 initiation fee, and fill out a membership application form, which will allow us to obtain the information necessary for our negotiations with the government.

If you follow these simple procedures, you will be a member in good standing for the current year. In November, you will receive a notice for the regular membership fee, but if you send us proof that you are a dental resident, you will maintain your member status for $60 only.

Please note that according to the Rand formula and our agreement with the Minister of Health and Social Services, if you treat beneficiaries of the public dental plan during your residency, whatever the year or number of years, the Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec (RAMQ) will deduct 35% from fees you bill it, up to the regular membership fee, and pay it to us. This amount is not reiumbursable.

Dentist with a valid Quebec license who has never been a member of the ACDQ

You only have to pay a one-time $60 initiation fee, and the regular membership fee. You complete a payment form and a membership application form, which will allow us to obtain information necessary for our negotiations with the government.

If you follow these simple procedures, you will be a member in good standing for the current year. In November, you will receive a notice for membership fee for the next year. It is in your interest to pay it immediately to keep your status as member in good standing and all the related benefits and avoid the application of the Rand formula.

Dentist with a valid Quebec license who has already been a member of the ACDQ

You only have to pay the regular membership fee to reinstate your status as member in good standing for the current year. In November, you will receive a notice for membership fee for the next year. It is in your interest to pay it immediately to keep your status as member in good standing and all the related benefits and avoid the application of the Rand formula.

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