The San Diego County Dental Society is a local component of the American Dental Association.
Founded in 1859, the not-for-profit American Dental Association is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. Since then, the ADA has grown to become the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients. The ADA is committed to its members and to the improvement of oral health for the public. The ADA’s vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.
There are more 157,000 ADA members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The ADA is a member-run organization managed by an elected Board of Trustees a 473-member House of Delegates.
The ADA works to advance the dental profession on the national, state and local level. Membership in the national organization includes membership in one of our 53 state and 545 local dental societies.