ADA Catalog e-Book FAQ
What is an ADA e-Book?
The ADA offers electronic versions of its most popular books. The e-Books have the same content and images as the print book, but you’ll be able to access the book from any device using an internet browser.
How can I access my ADA e-Book?
Once you’ve completed your order, you will see a link to the e-Bookshelf on the Order Confirmation page. There you will find your book. You will also receive the e-Bookshelf link in your confirmation email.
How long will it take to receive my e-Book?
You can access your e-Book immediately after completing your order.
Is there a limit on the number of devices from which I can read my e-Book?
There is no limit on the number of devices.
Do I need to purchase multiple copies of my e-Book to read it on multiple devices?
No, you only need to order the selected e-Book once to read it anywhere and anytime.
Can I read books from the ADA’s new platform on my Kindle, Nook or other e-Reader?
If your device has an internet connection to a web browser, you may be able to access your e-Book depending on the technical capabilities of your e-Reader. Please note that some of the more basic Kindle and Nook devices do not offer a web-browsing feature.
What are the technical requirements needed to access the e-Book?
ADA e-Books will work on most computers, tablets, and smartphones. Your device must have web browsing capabilities to read ADA e-Books.
I ordered a print and e-Book bundle. How will I receive my order?
You can access your e-Book immediately after completing your order on your e-Bookshelf. Your print copy will be shipped and will arrive in 3-6 business days for books that are in-stock.
Will I still have access to the e-Books that I ordered before June 1, 2017?
You do still have access to the e-Books that you ordered and downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.
Can I search for words or terms in the e-Book?
Yes, you can search the e-Book easily from the Title of Contents page. On the left panel, there’s a search tool where you can enter a keyword and find a topic quickly.
Can I download my ADA e-Books to my device to read offline?
ADA e-Books cannot be downloaded. However, you can access your e-Books on any device with an internet connection and internet browser.
Can I print my ADA e-Book?
Yes, you can print out one page at a time.
Can I share e-Book content with other people?
Yes, you can share pages or images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via email. Go to the page that you would like to share and select the “Share” icon from the bottom of the left panel.
Will I be able to view or stream videos that are included in ADA e-Books?
If the e-Book includes a video, you will be able to stream. An internet connection is required.
If my e-Book includes a CE test, how will I be able to complete the test?
You can download the attachment for the CE test, print it, take the test, and mail with a check for $20 to the American Dental Association, Product Development & Sales, 211 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
Alternatively, you can email a scanned copy of the test back to us, and then call 1.800.947.4746
with your credit card payment.
Some of the CE tests are available online. Once you’ve ordered the e-Book or book, you can take the online test
What are the buttons on the side of the book?
The buttons on the left side panel of the book are tools for the user’s convenience:
Institutional Access and Licensing
How can I order e-Books for my school, library, institution or company?
For information about ordering e-Books for your school, institution or company, contact Julia Lee, Senior Manager, Business Development & Strategic Markets, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I get permission to use or license the content or images in a course or publication?
For information about using content in a course or publication, contact Debbie Labinger, Manager, Special Accounts and Licensing Programs, at email@example.com
For any problems with your e-Book, contact the ADA Member Service Center at 1.800.947.4746
from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. CT.