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About the ADA

About the ADA

Our Brand
The ADA powers the profession of dentistry to advance the overall oral health of the public

Fulfills our Mission
Helping dentists succeed

Leading to our Vision
Achieving optimal health for all

Guided by our Values

  • Commitment to Members
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Commitment to Improved Oral Health
  • Science and Evidence-Based
  • Diversity
  • Inclusivity

The American Dental Association (ADA) exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist our members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients. Together with our 163,000+ members, we’ve been driving dentistry forward for 160 years.

We are strong advocates for our members – promoting the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals through services like Find-a-Dentist, credentialing tools, Third Party Payer Concierge, contract review and much more. Our mission is to ensure all member dentists have what they need, when they need it and even before it is needed to succeed.

We are also strong advocates for public health – fighting oral cancer and combating the opioids crisis – and we’re teaming up with industry partners to help you stay healthy from the dental chair to daily care at home.

We will continue working toward our vision – working side by side with our member dentists – to achieve optimal health for all.

Choose the ADA

With incredible benefits like personalized one-on-one help with provider issues, the latest in clinical information and student debt solutions, there is a reason more than 163,000 dentists choose the ADA.

Join or renew your ADA membership today

  • Celebrate Our Shared Successes
  • Membership and Governance
  • The ADA Seal of Acceptance Program
  • The ADA Foundation

Get to Know Us

Member Benefits – ADA members gain access to a wealth of resources, support and tools to help them be successful and live their best life.

Publications – Stay informed with the ADA’s award-winning and well-respected publications for dentists, including ADA News, The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and more.

New Dentist Now Blog – A place where dental students and dentists alike can read about other dentists’ experiences and get insights on the latest industry news, career tips and more.

Overall Oral Health – You deserve good oral health care. ADA programs, like Find-a-Dentist, MouthHealthy and Give Kids a Smile, focus on improved oral health for the public.

Careers at the ADA – Help us power the profession of dentistry and make a difference.

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