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The American Dental Association (ADA) is the United States of America’s prominent organization of dentists, with more than 160,000 members in its ranks; that’s one member per 200 citizens of the US! Since its origin in 1859, the ADA has led the charge for improving the public’s dental 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 leadership consists of a 480-officer House of Delegates and a Board of Trustees.

All the great work the members of the ADA perform can’t be summed up in a single blog post (Or at the very least not one that wasn’t long). To find out how the action of the ADA affects you, look at your oral health goods for the ADA seal; the association approves dental health products so you can understand which ones are the best to use!

The ADA gives scholarships to high-achieving dental health students and disaster-relief/emergency supplies to those in need. If you’re going to school for dentistry or in need of disaster-relief supplies, check out the ADA’s website for more information on whether you qualify for aid.

Our dentist, Dr. Priti Dagli, is a member of the ADA. This means that we can pass along the benefits of ADA membership to you: the latest knowledge, industry-approved practices and the trust, credibility, and approval the seal bears. If you’d like to schedule a checkup with our team at Plainsboro Dental Services in Plainsboro, New Jersey, give us a ring at 609-716-7100 now.