American Association for Community Dental Programs
AACDP supports the efforts of those with an interest in serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations at the community level. Members include staff of city, county, and community-based health programs with an interest in oral health issues and access to care.
American Association of Public Health Dentistry
Founded in 1937, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health. AAPHD membership is open to all individuals concerned with improving the oral health of the public.
American Dental Association (ADA)
The not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation's largest dental association that works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local level. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public.
(American Dental Association)
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
National non-profit organization representing the directors and staff of state public health agency programs for oral health.
Centers for Disease Control: Division of Oral Health
The CDC's Division of Oral Health (DOH) works to improve the oral health of the nation and to reduce inequalities in oral health.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
HRSA: Oral Health
HRSA works to improve the oral health of underserved people by exploring ways to improve access to oral health care, increase awareness of the connection between oral health and overall health, promote prevention, and improve oral health literacy to health providers and patients alike.
(Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)
Hispanic Dental Association
The Hispanic Dental Association is the only national organization of dental professionals dedicated to promoting and improving the oral health of the Hispanic community and providing advocacy for Hispanic oral health professionals across the United States.
IHS Dental Portal
The purpose of the Dental Portal is to have one place where staff who work in Indian healthcare can locate essential resources to support to the operation of effective clinical and community dental programs.
(Indian Health Service (IHS))
NRHA National Rural Oral Health Initiative
The National Rural Oral Health Initiative is the combined effort of the National Rural Health Association and the DentaQuest Foundation to improve oral health disparities in rural America through policy, communications, education and research.
(National Rural Health Association (NRHA))
National Dental Association
The mission of the National Dental Association is to represent the concerns of ethnic minorities in dentistry, to elevate the global oral health concerns of underserved communities, to enhance educational and financial opportunities, and public policy awareness, for its members, and to recruit underrepresented minorities into the profession through advocacy and mentorship.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
The mission of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information.
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), NIH)
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. OHRC supports health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, and others with the goal of improving oral health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. The resource center collaborates with federal, state, and local agencies; national and state organizations and associations; and foundations to gather, develop, and share quality and valued information and materials.
National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
NNOHA's mission is to improve the oral health of underserved populations and contribute to overall health through leadership, advocacy, and support to oral health providers in safety-net systems.
Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC)
OHWRC is based at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York. OHWRC provides timely, accurate data and conducts policy relevant research to assist in future health workforce planning.
(State University of New York, University at Albany, School of Public Health)
Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance. For more than 35 years, this national, non-profit organization has been creating new information and helping health agencies and other community health organizations connect to and more effectively use information to manage and improve performance, understand and use data, and strengthen the workforce.
Tribal Oral Health Initiative
Initiative to explore solutions and develop recommendations to address oral health disparities and lack of access to oral health treatment and prevention services in Indian Country.
(National Indian Health Board)