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.

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

Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Dean, School of Dental Medicine

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites nominations and applications for the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine (SDM). SIUE seeks a collaborative, strategic, values-driven leader to serve as its next dean at the SDM. The dean will set a bold and...

Chair, Orofacial Sciences

Chair, Orofacial Sciences

Chair, Orofacial Sciences School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco Since its founding in 1881, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry has been a pioneer in dental education, clinical practice, scientific discovery and...

Chair, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Chair, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Chair, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco Since its founding in 1881, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry has been a pioneer in dental education, clinical practice,...

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

NDA Statement on Medicaid Coverage of Adult Dental Services

Medicaid is a joint federal-state program. States establish their own eligibility standards, benefit packages, provider payment policies, and administrative structures under broad federal guidelines. State Medicaid programs are required to cover dental services for...

National Dental Association Statement on Gun Violence

June 15, 2022 The National Dental Association (NDA) family is heartbroken by the senseless murders of 19 innocent children and 2 adults and wounding of 17 others at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  We are also saddened by the series of copycat incidents which...

NDA Family