American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
National organization for dental education with the mission to address current issues influencing dental education. Members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, other dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students.
American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
National student-run organization providing services and advocacy for students pursuing careers in dentistry. Helpful publications, membership available.
Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)
Information on the national organization of dental professionals involved in promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the United States.
National Dental Association (NDA)
Organization dedicated to serving as advocates in the public arena and private sector to increase access to care for underserved. Involved in recruiting underrepresented minorities into the profession and improving the educational opportunities of minorities underrepresented in the oral health field.
Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
Student dental organization made up of African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian backgrounds with the goal of improving the minority health manpower distribution among the minority populations.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Promotes efforts to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.
Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID)
National organization promotes dental health in the American Indian community; encourages American Indian youth to pursue a career in the profession of dentistry; serves as a resource for assistance to American Indian students interested in the profession of dentistry; provides role-model leadership; promote American Indian heritage and traditional values and promotes and supports the unique concerns of American Indian dentists.
Society of American Indian Dentists at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
Student Chapter of the Society of American Indian Dentist promotes the recruitment and retention of American Indian students into dental school and encourages the students to return to their American Indian communities to practice their dental profession. The Student Chapter provides specific resources for American Indian students including mentoring opportunities. The mailing address is: ASDOH Dental Clinic, ATTN: SAID-ASDOH, 5855 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206.