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ADA Archives

 archive dental image 1948  

A nurse from the Illinois State Department of Public Health draws a crowd at the ADA's 1948 Annual Meeting in Chicago by demonstrating a topical application of sodium fluoride. [Photo courtesy of the ADA Archives]

The ADA Archives preserves, identifies, organizes, and provides access to the organization’s historical records and publications in addition to maintaining a reference collection on the history of dentistry.

Contact the ADA Archives
Phone: 800-621-8099

The ADA Archives Houses:

  • Council meeting records such as minutes, agenda, manuals, lists of significant or major actions
  • Photographs/slides of ADA events, members, and staff
  • ADA sponsored dental conference proceedings, programs, etc.
  • Programs, proceedings of ADA affairs/events
  • Final reports of projects, programs, studies, surveys, etc.
  • Objects/artifacts of historical interest connected to the ADA, people, places, or events
  • Speeches & papers of ADA officers
  • Biographical information on dentists, dental professionals, ADA officers
  • ADA agency published advertisements, brochures, directories, flyers, guides, reports, etc.