Give Kids A Smile® Day is February 5

Whether you are hosting a Give Kids A Smile event in 2016 or just want to learn more, use the hashtag #GKAS! Read more.


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Help children learn about the importance of good oral health at an early age.  Learn more.


5 Teeth-Friendly Snacks for the Big Game

They’re good for your teeth and your tastebuds. These dips will be a touchdown at any championship party. Share these recipes with your patients or try them yourself! Share now.


A Statement from the Surgeon General

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy supports water fluoridation as a safe and beneficial public health measure to prevent tooth decay. Find out why and learn more about fluoride.

Upcoming Events

National Children's Dental Health Month
month of February

Give Kids A Smile® Day
February 5, 2016 (national kickoff)
Events scheduled in many locations throughout the year

American Student Dental Association (ASDA) National Predental Week
February 21-27, 2016

American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Annual Session
March 2-5, 2016
Dallas, TX

ADA Clinicians Day
March 18, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

Annual Membership Recruitment and Retention Conference
April 7-9, 2016
Chicago, IL

Special Activities & Programs

  • Dentists making a difference to provide care now.

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  • ADA's award-winning consumer site helps patients take better care of their oral health.

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  • ADA member dentists’ promise to put their patients’ health and well-being first.

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  • Find critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system.

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  • Keeping the profession of dentistry strong and its principles uncompromised.

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  • Search over 300 consumer products that have passed the ADA Seal test.

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  • Each year, Give Kids A Smile events provide dental services to 400,000+ children.

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