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About the ADA

ADA Leadership

President:
Dr. Joseph P. Crowley

President-elect:
Dr. Jeffrey M. Cole

Executive Director:
Dr. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin

Members have access to the full list of ADA Officers and Trustees.

View all former ADA presidents.

This American Dental Association video shows why 2017 was a year to celebrate! As ADA member dentists continue to raise the bar for the profession, we are proud to join you in celebrating our shared success. From developing new science to easing regulatory burdens on dentists, our extraordinary community of 161,000 dentists has never been stronger.

Membership and Governance

There are more than 161,000 ADA members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The ADA is a member-run organization managed by an elected Board of Trustees and a 480-member House of Delegates.

The ADA works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local level. Membership in the national organization includes membership in one of our 53 state and 545 local dental societies.

The ADA Seal of Acceptance Program

More than 300 oral health products, including toothpastes, dental floss, toothbrushes, mouth rinses, denture adherents and chewing gum carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance, universally recognized by consumers as a symbol of safety and effectiveness. Search for ADA Seal products.

The ADA Foundation

This philanthropic arm of the ADA provides scholarships for dental students, advocates for children's dental health and supplies disaster relief to members in need. Visit the ADA Foundation’s website to learn more, including how you can apply for a grant, scholarship, award, or fellowship.

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