The American Dental Association (ADA) is the USA’s foremost association of dentists, with at least 160,000 members in its ranks; that’s one member per 200 citizens of the US! Since its founding in 1859, the ADA has headed the charge for improving the public’s oral health through providing information on oral health and increasing the skills and success of its members.
The ADA’s goal is to lead dental practitioners at all levels of society, so each member of the ADA participates with at least one of the ADA’s 53 state and 545 local groups. Because the ADA is a not-for-profit organization, its management consists of a 480-officer House of Delegates and a Board of Trustees.
All the good work the members of the ADA do can’t be summed up into a single blog post. (Or at least not one that wasn’t long!) To see how the work of the ADA affects you, check your dental health products for the ADA seal; the association tests and approves dental health products so you can know which ones are the best to use!
The ADA gives school scholarships to high-achieving oral health students and disaster-relief/emergency supplies to those in need. If you’re going to college or vocational school for dentistry or in need of disaster-relief supplies, check out the ADA’s website for information on whether you qualify for aid.
Our dentist, Dr. Parker Long, is a member of the ADA. This means that they pass the benefits of ADA membership to you: the latest knowledge, practices and the trust, credibility and approval the seal bears. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with our dental team in College Station, Texas, please give us a ring at 979-846-0082 now.