Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities
A component group of the Special Care Dentistry Association that advocates on behalf of clients with special health care needs and the clinicians who serve them.
Academy of General Dentistry
Serves the needs of general dentists, represents their interests, and provides continuing dental education.
American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Works to improve the health of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities through patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy.
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Represents the specialty of dentistry and pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Advocates for policies, guidelines, and programs that promote optimal oral health and oral health care for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Works to improve children’s oral health through communication and collaboration between medical and dental homes and to make pediatricians and other health professionals an essential part of the oral health team. AAP's Section on Oral Health and Chapter Oral Health Advocates provide education, training, and advocacy for pediatricians, dentists, other health professionals, and families.
American Academy of Periodontology
Seeks to advance the periodontal health of the public and to represent and serve the academy's members.
American Association for Community Dental Programs
Supports the efforts of staff working in local or county organizations to meet the oral health needs of vulnerable populations.
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Promotes, protects, and advances oral and maxillofacial surgery to ensure excellence for surgeons and their clients.
American Association of Orthodontists
Represents dentists with specialized education (beyond dental school) in straightening teeth and ensuring good form and function. The website features a library, publications, career resources, and continuing education.
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
Works to improve health for all through the development and support of effective oral-health-promotion and disease-prevention programs.
American Association of Women Dentists
Represents female dentists across the United States, internationally, and in the armed forces as a network for employment opportunities and scientific exchange.
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Optimizes the interdisciplinary care of individuals affected by cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies. Provides information and resources for health professionals and, through the Cleft Palate Foundation, for clients and their families.
American College of Dentists
Advances excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry.
American Dental Assistants Association
Advances the careers of dental assistants and promotes the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing, and professional activities, which enhance the delivery of high-quality oral health care to the public.
American Dental Association
Encourages community health improvement, promotes the art and science of dentistry, and represents the interests of the dental profession and the public.
American Dental Education Association
Leads individuals and institutions within the dental-education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care to improve public health.
American Dental Hygienists' Association
Advances the art and science of dental hygiene and promotes standards of education and practice in the profession. Through its Public Health Council, the association advocates for the inclusion of oral health content in existing programs to prevent disease, promote health, and solve problems for pregnant women and children, including those with special health care needs.
American Network of Oral Health Coalitions
Provides community forums for posing questions and engaging in conversations with coalition members and topic experts about specific issues. Users can also post and find documents of interest, tools, samples, and presentations.
American Orthodontic Society
Offers continuing education programs, an annual meeting, a clinical journal, and an online professional networking community (AOSconnect). The American Orthodontic Society Foundation is dedicated to providing orthodontic education and service to clients in need.
American Public Health Association
Promotes oral health by disseminating research findings and influencing policy development. The Oral Health Section serves the public, APHA members, and the public health profession through advocacy and policy, programs and resources, and publications.
American Student Dental Association
Protects the rights, interests, and welfare of dental students. ASDA introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation, and advocacy.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Supports state maternal and child health programs and provides national leadership on issues affecting women and children.
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Provides leadership support to promote a governmental oral health presence in each state and territory, formulate and promote sound oral health policy, increase awareness of oral health issues, and assist in the development of initiatives for the prevention and control of oral disease.
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs that serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing oral health services to children, adults, and families. Network activities also include oral-health-related training, research, technical assistance, policy advocacy, program evaluation, and dissemination of best practices and new information.
Dental Trade Alliance
Provides dental equipment, supplies, materials, and services to dentists and other oral health professionals.
Hispanic Dental Association
Provides leadership and represents professionals who share a commitment to improving the oral health of the Hispanic community.
Medicaid | Medicare | CHIP Services Dental Association
Works to optimize the oral health of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries by developing, promoting, and promulgating evidence- and best-practices-based state and national Medicaid/CHIP oral health policies and practices.
National Association of Community Health Centers
Provides research, information, training, and advocacy for health centers and their clients, and develops partnerships to foster the delivery of primary health care services in communities.
National Association of Dental Plans
Promotes and advances the dental benefits industry to improve access to affordable, high-quality oral health care.
National Association of School Nurses
Provides educational and professional development opportunities to enhance the quality of health care services that school nurses provide to children and adolescents.
National Dental Association
Represents the concerns of ethnic minorities in dentistry, elevates oral health concerns of underserved communities, enhances educational and financial opportunities and public policy awareness, and recruits underrepresented minorities into the dental profession.
National Dental Hygienists' Association
Provides a forum for dental hygienists to communicate with one another about professional concerns.
National Network for Oral Health Access
Provides advocacy and support for health centers working to improve the oral health status of underserved populations.
Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention
Advocates for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care. Identifies, develops, and supports leaders in oral-infection prevention and client safety.
Society of American Indian Dentists
Promotes oral health in the American Indian community, serves as a resource for American Indian students interested in the profession of dentistry, promotes American Indian heritage and traditional values, and promotes and supports the unique concerns of American Indian dentists.
Special Care Advocates in Dentistry
Represents oral health professionals who provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities or mental illness residing in institutions and other community-based settings.
Special Care Dentistry Association
Promotes oral health and well-being for individuals with special health care needs.