Power of three

The ADA is committed to helping its state and local partners succeed. These efforts include helping increase dental societies’ organizational capacity in key areas deemed as essential for positively impacting member growth and overall dental society success. We all have the same goal – serving members – and each level of the ADA is uniquely positioned to add value to the member dentist experience. As we work together toward the same objective, you can count on the ADA to help customize your plan to recruit and retain members, as well as help navigate the ADA and its wide variety of resources.

ADA Resources

Meet the ADA

We invite you to check out the ADA divisions who serve as strategic partners for state and local dental societies. These videos are a quick and easy way to inform new dental society staff about Tripartite collaboration opportunities and resources. Please reach out if you have any questions.

ADA Member Service Center



ADA Practice Transitions


ADA Legal Affairs



State Dashboard Training Guide



ADA Conferences
In a busy social media world, it's easy to forget about the importance of being in a live face-to-face setting with others from the association community. There is power in being connected to other people who are active in your line of work. ADA Conference Week
  • Conference on Membership – This is a perfect conference for staff and volunteer leaders with a key role in planning and implementing their society’s membership recruitment and retention strategies. Discover concrete ideas to continue membership growth and create personal bonds that will create stronger collaboration.
  • Management Conference – The largest stand-alone annual gathering of tripartite association executives, the Management Conference provides a forum for you to join your peers to collaborate on improvements in governance, strategic planning and operational excellence.
  • State Presidents-Elect Conference – A unique and not to miss opportunity for state presidents-elect. Convene in an educational and networking forum that is devoted to helping the incoming leader succeed as presidents of state dental societies.

SmileCon – With electric events, dynamic speakers, hot-off-the-press content, non-stop inspiration, and a community that’s Ahhh-mazing, the ADA is proud to present a reimagined annual meeting that is sure to make you smile.

Reports and Research

State and Local Society Dashboard – A reporting and analytics tool which provides the opportunity to track, analyze and report membership-related data and trends in a user-friendly, browser-based format.

EOY National Statement –  The annual membership statement produced at the end of each membership year that reports the number of active, life, and retired members in good standing as of December 31 for each dental society.

National R&R Reports –  An annual membership data report that is used to inform how many active licensed members belong by society jurisdiction and what membership market share the ADA has at the end of the membership year.

Quarterly Membership Reports – State membership data reports designed to assist states with tracking membership market share and overall membership in key market segments.

State R&R Reports – An annual membership data report for each state dental society that provides information on market segments and component numbers of active licensed members and the membership market share at the end of the membership year.

Health Policy Institute – The Health Policy Institute (HPI) aims to be a thought leader and trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system. The key issues that HPI focuses on include health policy reform, access to dental care, the dental workforce, dental care utilization and benefits, dental education, and oral health outcomes.

Advocacy and Coalition Building

Action for Dental Health – A nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the dental health crisis facing America today.

Action Team Leader Network – Help your Action Team Leader (ATL) understand the significance of his/her role and responsibilities, how to work with congressional staff and more.

ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day – Hundreds of dentists and dental students from across the country join together in the nation’s capital to advocate for their patients, profession and their practice. At the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day, attendees hear from political analysts, subject matter experts and politically involved dentists on issues that affect oral health in the United States. All ADA member dentists and ASDA Students are invited to join their colleagues to speak with One Voice United on Capitol Hill. All ADA Action Team Leaders are partially funded by the ADA to attend the conference and meet with their legislator.

ADPAC Partnership for Growth Program – Is your state society interested in and committed to meeting or exceeding annual fundraising and participation goals of your PAC? With assistance by ADPAC and financial support from the ADA, political action committee consulting firms can be retained to work directly with your state PAC to create and implement fundraising activities.

Engage/ADA Legislative Action Center – The ADA Legislative Action Center is the ADA’s main advocacy tool. Every day, decisions are made in Washington that can affect dentists, dental students, patients, and the future of dental care in the United States. The ADA uses the Action Center to send out alerts, inform dentists on critical public policy issues, and put members in contact with their legislators.