Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association (ADA) is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. Learn more about the ADA’s mission and vision, and our commitment to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement and access to care for all Americans.
The ADA’s new dental health website for consumers, MouthHealthy.org, has information you need to take better care of your mouth today so it will take care of you for life. Visit your life stage and find healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition and fact or fiction information.
Delta Dental Plans Association is a not-for-profit organization with some for-profit affiliates as member companies. Through their 39 independent member companies, it offers national dental coverage—administering programs and reporting systems that provide groups and individuals with quality, cost-effective dental benefits and superior customer service. As America’s largest and most trusted dental benefits carrier, Delta Dental covers more Americans than any other dental benefits provider—and strive daily to make dental coverage more accessible and affordable to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals.
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in the profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.