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Professional Organizations


Established in 1909, the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) is a nonprofit professional organization representing over 2000 dentists statewide. Component organizations are the Central Arizona Dental Society (CADS), Northern Arizona Dental Society (NADS) and Southern Arizona Dental Society (SADS).

As a constituent society of the American Dental Association, AzDA encourages improvements in public oral health and promotes the art and science of dentistry through leadership, education and information.

American Dental Assistants' Association

The mission of the American Dental Assistant's Association is to advance the careers of dental assistants and to promote the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public.