Below is a list of associations and groups that have a role
in the dental industry. This list provides dental specific associations
that offer membership and resources for the dental professional
and government entities that play a regulatory role in the dental
industry. Academy of General Dentistry The Academy of General
Dentistry’s mission is to provide support for general dentists
and promote oral health. The AGD monitors issues that have the
potential to affect the way general dentists practice on the local
level and national level.
Dental Professional Organizations
Academy of General
The Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to provide support
for general dentists and promote oral health. The AGD monitors
issues that have the potential to affect the way general dentists
practice on the local level and national level.
of Laser Dentistry
The Academy of Laser Dentistry is devoted to clinical education,
research and the development of standards and guidelines for the
safe and effective use of laser technology worldwide.
for Sports Dentistry
The Academy for Sports Dentistry
seeks to collect resources and knowledge to develop a comprehensive
analysis of sports and protective dentistry. It also seeks to
enhance existing lectures and material on the top of sports dentistry.
Academy of Implant Dentistry
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s mission is to advance
the science and practice of implant dentistry through education,
research support and to serve as the credentialing standard for
implant dentistry for the benefit of mankind.
of Oral Medicine
American Academy of Oral Medicines mission
is to foster excellence in education, research, and patient care
in the field of oral medicine and to promote the study and dissemination
of knowledge regarding the medical aspects of dentistry while
serving the best interests of the public.
The mission of the American Academy
of Periodontology is to provide our members with resources that
enhance their ability to diagnosis oral conditions, assess the
risk for future disease and deliver specialty periodontal non-surgical,
surgical and medical care for patients.
The American Association of Endodontists
is the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics
and is one of the nine specialty boards recognized by the American
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
The American Association
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) the is a professional
organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial
surgeons in the United States. This association supports its members'
ability to practice their specialty through education, research,
Society of Anesthesiology
The mission of the American
Dental Society of Anesthesiology is to provide a forum for education,
research, and recognition of achievement in order to promote safe
and effective patient care for all dentists who have an interest
in anesthesiology, sedation and the control of anxiety and pain.
The American Orthodontic Society
(AOS) is a professional association for general and pediatric
dentists who choose to add orthodontic skills to their practice.
Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry
control in dentistry is the main purpose of the ASAAD. Today,
this goal is achieved by the use of sedation, intramuscular sedation,
and nitrous oxide inhalation sedation. Among the various forms
of sedation, the intravenous route is the safest, most effective,
and most predictable form of sedation.
of Dental Anesthesiologists
The ASDA is committed to
the continual education and enhancement of the dental anesthesiologist
and to help connect patients with a provider of dental anesthesiologist.
of Dental Aesthetics
The American Society of Dental Aesthetics
was developed with a single purpose in mind: continuing dental
education to teach dental health professionals the most advanced
aesthetic and restorative techniques available. American Society
of Forensic Odontology.
of Forensic Odontology
The objective of The American
Society of Forensic Odontology is to advance the cause of forensic
dentistry and to develop and maintain the highest standards of
practice for dentists and patients.
The American Student Dental Association
is a national student-run organization that protects and advances
the rights, interests and welfare of dental students. It introduces
students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides
services, information, education, representation and advocacy.
Board of Orthodontics
The primary purpose of The American
Board of Orthodontics is to elevate the level of orthodontic care
for the public by encouraging excellence in clinical practice
and specialty education.
Dental Assistants Association
The ADAA encourages education,
registration and certification for dental assisting professionals
while providing a network of personal services for its members.
American Association of Women
AWD provides support and education to women in the dental industry
and we are constantly striveing toward our mission of "becoming
the recognized resource for connecting and enriching the lives
of women dentists”.
Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest
and largest national dental society in the world. Since then,
the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health
related information for dentists and their patients.
The mission of the HDA is to provide a platform for the Hispanic
oral professional in the United States, to promote the oral health
of the Hispanic community through improved prevention, treatment
and education. The HDA also seeks to foster the research and knowledge
concerning Hispanic oral health problems.
The Holistic Dental Association believes that a holistic dental
care is in relation to the entire person, and that health care
providers and recipients should be provided with correct information
to make informed choices and will enhance personal health and
wellness. We believe our educational growth should be nurturing,
affordable, and encompasses basic information, experiential knowledge,
andl eading edge ideas.
The Temporomandibular Association’s mission is to improve the
quality of healthcare and lives of everyone affected by temporomandibular
The purpose of the WFO is to advance the art and science of orthodontics
throughout the world by encouraging standards in orthodontics,
assisting in the formation of national associations and societies
of orthodontists when requested, and helping certifying boards
California Division of
Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA)
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, protects workers
and the public from safety hazards through its Occupational Safety
and Health, elevator, amusement ride, aerial tramway, ski lift
and pressure vessel inspection programs, and also provides consultative
assistance to employers.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise,
information, and tools that people and communities need to protect
their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease,
injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
& Health Administration (OSHA)
and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to ensure safe
and healthful working conditions for working men and women by
setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach,
education and assistance.
United States Environmental Protection
EPA's mission is to protect human health
and the environment.
United Stated Food & Drug Administration
The 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, and by regulating
the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.