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DQA Activities



    This is a call for comments on DQA Starter Set of Pediatric Measures. Per our measure maintenance process, these measures will be reviewed and maintained annually. The DQA membership approved the starter set in July 2013. Please access measures at DQA website. Please take the time to review and provide your responses to Manesa Vaclavik at dqa@ada.org no later than February 27th, 2015. 

  • The next DQA meetings will be held on  Friday, June 19, 2015, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, Friday June 19, 2016, and Friday, December 16, 2016. If you wish to observe at any of these meetings, please contact Manesa Vaclavik at 312.440.7649 or via email at vaclavikm@ada.org.

About the DQA

The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) was established by the American Dental Association to develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA is an organization of major stakeholders in oral health care delivery that will use a collaborative approach to develop oral health care measures.

The mission of the Dental Quality Alliance is to advance performance measurement as a means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a consensus-building process.


  1. To identify and develop evidence-based oral health care performance measures and measurement resources.
  2. To advance the effectiveness and scientific basis of clinical performance measurement and improvement.
  3. To foster and support professional accountability, transparency, and value in oral health care through the development, implementation and evaluation of performance measurement.

Current Member Organizations

  • Organizational Members
  • Associate Organizational Members
  • Public Member
  • Department of Health and Human Services Technical Advisors Liaisons