Dental Organizations

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Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry is a nonprofit international organization that represents the interests of general dentists and fosters their continued proficiency through continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.

American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology is a 7,500-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.

American Association of Endodontists
The American Association of Endodontists is the professional organization representing endodontists, the dental specialists who save teeth through root canal treatment.

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
The AAOMS represents oral and maxillofacial surgeons and has over 7,000 members.

American Association of Orthodontists
The American Association of Orthodontists has 13,500 member and their website provides information about orthodontics and orthodontists--specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry verifies that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed both an advanced educational program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and a voluntary examination process.

American Dental Association
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards.

Chicago Dental Society
The Chicago Dental Society is the respected leader in scientific dental meetings, serving dentists in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties for more than 130 years.

Dental X Change
DentalXChange is the leading provider of Internet-based applications and connectivity solutions for the dental industry.

DERWeb
Dental Educational Resources on the Web is a library of dental photographs and teaching materials.

Greater Philadelphia Society of Orthodontics
The mission of GPSO is to advance the art and science of Orthodontics in the tri-state Philadelphia area.

International Association for Orthodontics
IAO is a progressive and dynamic organization of general dentists, pediatric dentists and other dentists that provide orthodontic care to patients.

International Association of Dental Research
International Association for Dental Research (IADR) advances research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide.

MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network)

MedSun (Medical Product Safety Network) is designed to improve understanding of medical device use so that the FDA, healthcare facilities, clinicians, and manufacturers can better address safety concerns. Over 350 health care facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the MedSun network. Trained MedSun Representatives from these sites come from Risk Management, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Biomedical/Clinical Engineering, Physicians and Nurses, Materials Management, and Surgical Services.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues.

National Museum of Dentistry
The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a lively national center  where visitors learn the importance of a healthy smile and the history of dentistry.