• American Dental Association - The ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. We secure contributions and provide grants for sustainable programs in dental research, education, access to care and assistance for dentists and their families in need.
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association - The ADHA is the largest professional organization representing the interests of dental hygienists.
  • Our members enjoy professional support, educational programs, and numerous opportunities for participation in association decision making. With your support, we can carry out our mission to advance the art and science of dental hygiene, and to promote the highest standards of education and practice in the profession. 

Patient Resources

  • Most adults reported they had seen a dentist within the past year. A total of 49.4 percent reported visiting a dentist within the last six months, while an additional 20.5 percent had visited a dentist within the last 12 months.
  • The reason cited for not going to the dentist more often that was cited by the largest percentage of respondents was that it costs too much (34 percent). More than half of consumers (51 percent) who have not been to the dentist in the past five years reported that high costs are an important factor. About 26 percent of consumers had a previous bad experience with a dentist and one-quarter do not feel that it is necessary to go to the dentist until a problem occurs.