Academy of General Dentistry
Founded in 1952, the AGD "is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the needs and interests of the general dentist." With more than 35,000 members, it is the second largest dental association in the world.
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
The AACD "is dedicated to advancing excellence in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry and encouraging the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care." The organization has nearly 7,000 members.
American Association of Endodontists
The AAE includes "endodontists and other professionals worldwide with an interest in endodontics." The organization "has more than 7,000 members worldwide, including approximately 95 percent of all eligible endodontists in the United States."
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Founded in 1951, the AAID is the world's first professional organization dedicated to implant dentistry. Its 3,500 members include "general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists and others interested in the field of implant dentistry."
American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
As "the professional organization representing more than 8,500 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States," the AAOMS "supports its members' ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy."
American Association of Orthodontists
A prestigious national dental organization, the AAO "seeks to exemplify, enforce and promote the highest traditions in the practice of orthodontics."
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The AAPD "is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry." Its 7,000 members "serve as primary care providers for millions of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs."
American Academy of Periodontology
The AAP "is an 8,000-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 Dental Association
The "world's largest and oldest national dental association," the ADA is "the oral health authority committed to both the public and dental profession." Established in 1859, the organization has more than 155,000 dentist members.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Oral Health
The Division of Oral Health "works to improve the oral health of the nation and reduce inequalities in oral health." This website has a number of oral health-related resources for consumers.