Alliance of the American Dental Association
The Alliance of the American Dental Association (AADA) is a diverse volunteer organization that supports its members and partners with the American Dental Association to support the profession of dentistry. As a partner to the American Dental Association, we actively provide community oral health education, support the well being of the dental family, and engage in legislative advocacy for the welfare of the Public and the dental profession.
Recently we have implemented several very successful "Head to Toe" Projects, distributing thousands of care packages including toothbrushes, toothpaste, a pair of socks and a hat across the United States. The Alliance circulated approximately 360 Ready, Set, Brush books, thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Dental Health Education. Ready, Set, Brush is used in classrooms, libraries, and dental offices as a tool to promote proper oral health techniques. AADA members enjoy meeting twice a year at Conference and Convention to make important decisions, hone our leadership skills and renew the bonds of friendship.
Alliance members come from many different backgrounds with a wide array of careers, hobbies and personalities; yet, we all share a common bond. The Alliance of the ADA is "where the dental family belongs.”
Dental Health Education
An important focus of the Alliance is Dental Health Education, through several initiatives during the year, we work to educate the community at large in proper oral care.
Dishing Up Smiles
This hard-cover book contains 248 pages of recipes with nutritional analysis, advice about table manners, and tips for dental health.
Published four times a year, this award-winning newsletter is full of the latest organizational news, meeting updates, and in-depth articles on Alliance members and our effort in supporting the American Dental Association through public oral health education, legislative advocacy and the well-being of the dental family.
As part of our goal of educating the community on proper dental health, we initiated our “Senior Smiles” program in 2006, the informational brochure is available for download.
Programs and Alliances
The health and well being of our members is very important to us and, as such, we strive to be an informational resource for our members and the entire dental family.
At the AADA we are here for you during every phase of your life. Coping with the death of a spouse is extremely difficult, we can provide our members with materials and support to help make this time easier.
As the spouse of an American Student Dental Association (ASDA) member, you are eligible for a Student Membership in the Alliance of the American Dental Association. Membership in the Alliance provides opportunities to interact with others who share common concerns and interests, as well as opportunities to participate in special conferences, workshops, and community programs related to dentistry and dental health.
The Foundation for Dental Health Education
The Foundation for Dental Health Education (FDHE) was founded in 1990 to fund initiatives that promote good oral healthcare.
Alliance of the ADA
211 East Chicago Ave, Suite 730
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 800.621.8099, Ext. 2865