Important Things to Know
General dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health.Dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (associated with the jaw and face) region of the body.
1 Dentistry and the American Dental Association
The American Dental Association (ADA) is the worlds oldest and largest dental association. Founded in 1859, the ADA is an advocacy group that promotes oral health care through the field of dentistry. Based in Chicago, the ADA has more than 152,000 members representing the dental profession.