The American Association of Dental Boards is a national association that encourages the highest standards of dental education by promoting higher and uniform standards of qualification for dental practitioners. Membership is comprised of boards of dentistry, advanced education boards, present and past members of those boards, board administrators, board attorneys, educators, practitioners, and other oral health stakeholders. 

As the national face of state dental boards, we influence the licenses of over half a million oral health practitioners through the regulation of dentists, dental therapists, hygienists, and assistants by our governing members. 

Our mission is simple: To serve as a resource by providing a national forum for exchange, development, and dissemination of information to assist dental regulatory boards with their obligation to protect the public.

Recently, the AADB was interviewed by E.W. Scripps, a national journalism company that provides news stories to 60 television stations and 42 markets across the country.  Watch the television interview where President Robert Zena, D.M.D. discusses the COVID-19 vaccines and the profession of dentistry.

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in the Association is comprised of a wide range of over 400 individuals and agencies involved in the regulation of dentistry or the administration of dental education for any licensing jurisdiction within the United States or Canada. Membership with AADB includes access to exclusive state dental board resources, reduced rates to our Mid-Year and Annual Meeting and regular communications on the latest news in dental and hygiene regulation. 

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First Electronic Composite Out Now!

Published in June 2020 by AADB, the 31st Edition Composite details the structure, licensure and disciplinary activities of all state dental boards. The 2020 publication contains 40 charts describing the following: State dental board structure and operations; License populations within each state; 2000 Board disciplinary activity and complaint statistics; and State board licensing requirements. Don't wait, purchase your copy today!