American Dental Association: How It All Started

The ADA is the official dentist’s association committed to representing both the public and the dental profession. This is through the help of a huge network of committed, licensed dentists who provide quality oral health care. Moreover, ADA strengthens every dentist’s integrity and ethics towards their profession; and bettering the patient-dentist relationship, making the membership the foundation of successful practice. The ADA pushes a vision for public and professional mission by providing services and through its initiatives in education, research, advocacy and the development of standards.

In August 1859, American Dental Association was established at Niagara Falls, New York by 26 dentists who represent different societies in the United States. Now, the ADA has more than 141,000 members. They say the ADA is the largest and the oldest national dental association, including

The nationally recognized accrediting agency for 1,242 dental educational & auxiliary educational programs and services of ADA is the Council on Dental Education/Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States.

The ADA library is one of the largest dental libraries in the world, with approximately 33,000 books, 17,500 bound journal volumes, and subscriptions to more than 800 journals.

There are eight specialty areas of dental practice recognized by this organization: dental public health, oral pathology, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery and periodontics. All these areas highly promote good oral health among American children. Since their contribution in U.S. Public Health Service, ADA continues to provide excellent and credible dental examinations to 1.5 million children in 26 states. It was then the National Children’s Dental Health Week was instituted.

American Dental Association supports their members in promoting their passion towards in arts of dentistry thru supporting dental professionals through services like find a dentist, dental care tools, and also third party payer concierge, contract reviewing and the likes. Their mission is to ensure all members are having what they need, why would they need it and even before it’s needed. The members are also advocates of public health fighting various dental health difficulties, like cavities, abscess, gum-related disorders and oral cancer.

Because of the huge success in this field, no wonder ADA boasts over 157,000 members across the nation with 53 constituents and 545 component local societies. With how broad and massive ADA’s services, surely, every clientele can guarantee quality dental care services.

The good services for everyone, the ADA will continue to working toward everybody’s vision, working side by side with the team to achieve optimal health for everyone.