ADA offers an extensive range of existing and custom products to help your company achieve its business goals. Our solutions reflect our leadership in the dental industry, spanning 163,000+ member dentists and their teams. We can work with you to leverage ADA’s content and contacts—get in touch today!
Reaching the right audience for your products or events is critical to your success. ADA licenses dentist mailing lists, with updated files delivered monthly via an FTP site. These lists include a wide range of variables such as specialty, occupation, practice type, gender, membership type (including nonmembers) and more, empowering you to target markets that boost your bottom line.
HPI Speaking Engagements and Virtual Events
Tap into the ADA Health Policy Institute’s deep knowledge, analysis and expertise within the dental industry for personalized speaking engagements, talks and workshops that will engage and inspire audiences like company boards, senior leadership and staff teams. Led by HPI Vice President Marko Vujicic, PhD, and other senior researchers, topics range from analysis of national and state-level trends and health policy reform to the future of the dental industry and trends in dental workforce and oral health outcomes.
Presentations can be customized to appeal to a wide range of audiences, such as financial organizations, product manufacturers and distributors, payers, DSOs, dental schools and dental associations.
HPI Consulting Brings Dental Industry Experts to You
Find answers to the specific questions you have about the market, patients and dentists in an economy impacted by COVID-19. Drawing from the highest-quality database of dentists in the industry, HPI Consulting conducts exclusive surveys and research projects to help you gain the insights you need to better understand customer behavior. HPI's geo-analytic capabilities can also tailor data and analysis to zip codes, counties and states.
HPI 2020 Annual Dental Industry Report
Build your knowledge of the dental industry with the second edition of the ADA Health Policy Institute’s (HPI) Annual Dental Industry Report, the most comprehensive data-driven analysis of key trends and future insights for the dental care sector. New this year is a deep dive into reimbursement, including never-before-seen data at the state and procedure level. This informative report was created specifically for the dental industry at large to better equip them with an overview of broad industry insights, including key trends such as:
- Aggregate dental spending
- Dental care utilization
- The supply of dentists and their practices
- Dental insurance coverage patterns
Custom Content Solutions for the Dental Industry
Reach the ADA member base with content relevant to their needs. All the products listed on this page can be customized—or we can work with you to develop custom content and solutions to help your company actively engage with dentists in the United States. We're happy to discuss your goals.
ADA CE Online
Dentists and their teams trust the ADA, a CERP Recognized Provider, to achieve their continuing education goals. ADA CE Online is a library of 300 courses and more than 50 hours of live conference recordings, with more added during the year. Popular topics include coding, sedation, opioids and infection control. These authoritative, up-to-date CE courses are available 24/7 and can be purchased individually or as an annual subscription. ADA CE courses may be sponsored with messages delivered live and online, as well as through email promotion.
CDT Licensing for Commercial Users
Because dentistry never stops evolving, companies rely on the ADA for the most accurate, up-to-date set of dental procedure codes. Current Dental Terminology (CDT®) is updated every year by ADA, the official and definitive source for CDT. ADA licenses CDT codes for commercial use in practice management systems, third-party payer software, coding manuals, seminars and more. If your organization uses CDT content commercially, a license is required. ADA is pleased to work with your organization on a CDT license scaled to your needs.
For accurate and efficient claims handling, dental practices and payers need the latest CDT codes. Many organizations use CDT books alongside their software systems, which do not provide complete descriptors. ADA publishes two coding manuals:
- CDT 2021: Current Dental Terminology contains the complete list of CDT codes and descriptors, with a section detailing all changes since the prior edition. ICD-10-CM codes related to dental procedures are also provided. The print book includes an e-book and app.
- CDT 2021 Coding Companion: Training Guide for the Dental Team helps staff use the right codes, with more than 200 frequently asked coding questions and 140 common dental coding scenarios.
The CDT and CDT Coding Companion books are updated annually by the ADA, the official and definitive source for CDT. Use the most current manuals to minimize reimbursement delays and inaccurate claims.
ADA Dental Coding Certificate
Coding inexperience can cost a practice time and money. The ADA Dental Coding Certificate–Assessment-Based CDT Program is intended for dental staff who have limited knowledge of CDT codes and dental claim forms. Offered both live and on demand, the coding course gives a solid foundation of CDT knowledge to improve coding accuracy in your practice or organization. Registrants learn and practice coding skills through realistic scenario-based simulations encountered in a typical workday. Build your team's coding mastery with the ADA!
Advertise with ADA
With more than 180,000 dentists in its network, ADA has a variety of traditional and customized solutions to help your company actively engage with dentists in the United States. Whether your firm is making a dental industry debut, strategically launching a new product or planning a multi-platform marketing campaign with lead generation tactics to capture mindshare and marketshare, ADA has the top media brands, strongest reach and array of customized solutions to deliver results.
SmileCon™ is the ADA’s annual meeting, reimagined for the future. From dentists to dental hygienists and business assistants to lab techs, SmileCon brings together dental professionals from around the U.S. and 50+ other countries. We offer a wide range of valuable sponsorship and advertising opportunities for you to promote your company that will maximize engagement, generate leads and ultimately increase your ROI.
SMILECON is a trademark of the American Dental Association.
SmileCon Exhibit Space
SmileCon™ is the only event that tells the full story of the dental profession today and in the future. Our colleagues and contacts from across the U.S. will be there for exclusive advocacy, research and policy updates from the premier voice in dentistry—the ADA. At our 2019 annual meeting, 92% of attendees visited the exhibit hall and 56% of exhibit hall visitors made a purchase.
Patient Education Printed Brochures and The Chairside Instructor
Patients know the American Dental Association as the most trusted brand in dental health. Leverage the ADA brand to promote your practice or organization—use ADA patient education materials!
Patient Education Brochures—Whether reviewed chairside or sent home with patients, ADA brochures help teams communicate treatment, drive case acceptance and encourage practice loyalty. More than 60 topics are available, all featuring reader-friendly language that reflects current science; full-color illustrations convey instant understanding.
The Chairside Instructor 11th Edition—With more than 250 full-color images and diagrams on 46 topics, this laminated full-color book educates patients about dental care and helps the dental team learn to identify signs and symptoms, explain the importance of oral health care, discuss treatment options and more. Also available in Spanish and as an e-book or app.
The ADA can work with you to develop custom patient education materials.
Patient Education Digital Content
Enhance your website or system with digital patient education content from ADA! Developed by experts and used by thousands of dental practices, our content educates patients and reflects well on your organization. ADA’s educational text, images and Toothflix® videos can be licensed a la carte or within the PatientSmart® portal. Up to 48 topics and 26 videos are available in English and Spanish. Choose from these options:
PatientSmart web portal— Once added to your website with a simple link, PatientSmart can be shown in operatories or accessed from patients’ own devices. Topic pages with the practice’s contact information can be emailed to patients or printed out to send home.
Patient Education content only —Take a custom approach and license ADA patient education content topic pages, images and videos for your website or practice management system. Content will reflect your branding and site architecture—while bearing the trusted ADA name.
PATIENTSMART and TOOTHFLIX are registered trademarks of the American Dental Association.
ADA TV is a user-friendly, high-tech entertainment and marketing system for waiting rooms and operatories. It empowers a dental practice to customize and stream content that educates, entertains and promotes services to patients through the reception area TV. This complete yet simple system contains science-based Toothflix® videos; digital marketing signage and information about elective procedures; and localized news, weather, sports and entertainment clips from YouTube. ADA TV makes the most of patients’ time in the waiting room, increasing case acceptance and nurturing patient loyalty.
Practice Management Resources
From dental practices to hospitals and schools, ADA Professional Resources are trusted by dentists, their teams, instructors and students. Popular ADA titles span these topic areas:
- Practice Management—Widely used ADA resources include A Dentist's Guide to the Law; Dental Communication: Letters, Templates, and Forms; and annual editions of CDT: Current Dental Terminology and CDT Coding Companion.
- Clinical Dentistry—ADA’s 160+ years of clinical expertise inform the ADA Dental Drug Handbook; How to Use Evidence-Based Dental Practices to Improve Your Clinical Decision-Making; and the ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions.
- Regulatory Compliance—The ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit and The ADA Complete OSHA Compliance Kit streamline staff training, recordkeeping, and penalty avoidance.
- Staff Training—ADA titles such as Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office and Effective Infection Control equip teams for a wide range of practice scenarios.
The ADA can partner with you to publish and deliver custom editions of our books with your message featured on the book.