ADA, the American Dental Association is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards.
The ADA was established in 1859. Today, there are more than 153,000 members. As the world's largest and oldest national dental association, they are the oral health authority committed to both the public and the dental profession.
CDA, the California Dental Association is the source of inspiration, motivation, empowerment and pride for oral health care professionals. The organization embodies a spirit of respect, synergistic cooperation and commitment. Through public policy, advocacy, education and other means, CDA promotes the health of the public, the profession and the individuals it serves.
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is a professional membership organization promoting the use and research of oral appliances and oral surgery for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing and provides training and resources for those who work directly with patients. AADSM members collaborate with colleagues to learn about oral appliances and the role they play in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. The organization builds bridges and forms relationships with the medical community, especially in sleep centers, and other professional groups who play an integral part of the sleep disorders treatment and research team.
Useful Dental Information
Tips on choosing a dentist The ADA would like to assist consumers in making an informed choice of a dental practitioner. Here are links to helpful information that exists throughout the ADA Web site.
ADA recommendations on cleaning your teeth and gums Talk to your dentist about what types of oral care products will be most effective for you. The ADA Seal on a product is your assurance that it has met ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness. Look for the ADA Seal on fluoride toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, interdental cleaners, oral irrigators, mouth rinses and other oral hygiene products.
Oral health education videos The ADA Dental Minute is an informative news feature presented by practicing dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell. Produced and distributed for broadcast and cable television audiences in Spanish and English, the ADA Dental Minutes are produced by the ADA as timely and concise oral health messages.