2024 NDA Convention

July 25-28, 2024

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The Flossline - Winter 2023

It’s here! Read the latest issue of NDA’s signature newsletter.

NDA Presidential Theme:

“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Launching into a Future Beyond Imagination.”

~ NDA President Dr. Nicole Cheek

Building Healthy Communities

While Black dentists make up less than 3% of all dentists in the U.S.,
they contribute significantly to the overall health and development
of a large portion of the population. A healthy NDA benefits us all
by addressing the needs of people of color and their communities,
and helping them live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

NDA Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The National Dental Association (NDA), founded in 1913, has served the marginalized and oppressed since its inception.  As an organization comprised of a racial minority population within the dental profession who have frequently faced discrimination and bigotry, we stand in solidarity with all other populations that have historically suffered similar indignities and recognize that a broad diversity of experience, perspective and identity across race, gender, sexual orientation is essential to establishing an equitable healthcare system and a just society.

The NDA’s position on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) is aligned with its longstanding advocacy for the underserved and its continuing struggle for health equity.  We promote justice in the dental profession, in healthcare generally and in the public square. The NDA encourages diversity by providing a safe and welcoming environment for our members, our staff, and our partners without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.  The NDA advocates for the expansion of access to healthcare for all people.  The NDA is a JEDI organization that continues to advance its historic mission to provide high quality oral healthcare to the communities we serve.

Why Join NDA?

Value

NDA Members enjoy discounts on products and services designed for the busy professional.

Learning

NDA offers Continuing Education (CE) credits from courses led by the nation's top experts.

Community

NDA represents  an international network of more than 7,000 minority dentists.

“A Healthy NDA Builds Healthy Careers”

The National Dental Association provides education, support and programs for Black Dentists through every stage of their professional life.

From Student to Professional

Graduating from Dental School or in Residency? Connect with your peers for support, or seasoned NDA members to learn from their experience.

New Professional

Completing residency or new to the profession? NDA provides Continuing Education (CE) credits and career advice including financial management through our partners.

Professional Growth & Practice Development

Looking to expand your practice, or prepare for retirement? NDA can connect you with other African American dentists and resources you can trust for business advice or expansion of skills.

Giving Back

Looking for opportunities to teach, train young dentists, or provide services to the community? NDA can connect you to ways you can use your expertise for the betterment of all.

Careers

University of Utah School of Dentistry – Pediatric Dentist

University of Utah School of Dentistry – Pediatric Dentist

The University of Utah School of Dentistry (UUSOD) is seeking a Pediatric Dentist with the skills and interest to educate and train an exceptionally talented group of pre-doc dental students. The UUSOD thrives on high-quality education and innovation while being...

Endodontist

ENDODONTIST TEAM MEMBER WANTED! Excellent opportunity and compensation with immediate placement. New graduate or experienced endodontist. Diagnose, provide, and maintain the highest standard of patient care. Educate patients on their treatment plan options and...

Continuing Education

Healthier Nation Presentations

Hartnett - OHNEP: The Nursing Voice for Interprofessional Oral Health Education Practice  Dillenberg - Equity Without Proximity Angelone - Dental Therapy-Expanding Access to Dental Care through Workforce Innovations Williams - Inter-professional Patient Care-The Rx...

News & Blog

NDA Recognizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and it sheds light on this devastating disease that impacts roughly 430,000 people annually.1 In addition, we must also acknowledge that adverse oral cancer outcomes are not evenly distributed. For instance, non-Hispanic Black men...

NDA Family