ADA: Participation in Political Process Should Reflect its Values, Ideals and Priorities

CHICAGO (July 17, 2021) — The American Dental Association’s (ADA) core values are at the heart of its mission to help dentists succeed and support the advancement of the health of the public. Among these core values are integrity, diversity and inclusion. Engaging our professional community on all of our seven core values is critical as we drive oral health forward and promote health equity in our nation. 

The ADA believes participation in the political process should reflect its values, ideals and priorities. The ADA will support those individuals who advance our mission and are in alignment with those ideals, views and priorities. 


About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website