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ADA DERE: Frequently Asked Questions

The ADA Dental Experience and Research Exchange (DERE) is an outcomes assessment, research and reporting program intended to promote excellence in dental care. Get answers to commonly asked questions below. 



  • Who can enroll in DERE and what are the requirements?
  • Is there a cost associated with participating in DERE?
  • What if I want to enroll but do not use one of the Practice Management Systems listed?
  • As a participant, what data would I have access to in the customized data portal and on the personalized dashboard?
  • What report features does DERE provide participating dental practices?
  • Can I run custom reports outside of those currently programmed in DERE?
  • What browsers are compatible with DERE?
  • Can I access my account from a mobile device or a tablet?
  • What is a Referral Code and how does it work?


  • Who will have access to a practice's customized data portal and personalized dashboard?
  • How is my DERE account protected?
  • What is 2-step authorization?
  • What are some examples of safeguards that may help protect my DERE account?
  • Who should I contact if there has been a change to my practice's ownership?
  • How do I communicate any changes to my Practice Management System?


  • How does my practice provide data?
  • How will ADA use my dental practice's data?
  • What data will be accessed and extracted from my Practice Management System?
  • How does the ADA Clinical Data Warehouse handle Protected Health Information (PHI) and other confidential data?
  • What is an Open Dental token and how do I use it?
  • How soon after successfully using my Open Dental token will I see my practice data in DERE?
  • During data extraction, will there be any interruption to my Practice Management System?


  • ADA Clinical Data Warehouse
  • ADA Dental Experience and Research Exchange
  • Agreement
  • Dashboard
  • Enrollment
  • Practice Management System
  • Portal
  • Provider
  • Referral Code
  • Registered Provider
  • Verification Code