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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 8 (8 total).

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP)

Annotation: The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP) represents the specialty of dentistry and pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. AAOMP addresses the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases, as well as research and diagnosis and management of disease. The website provides information for members, fellows, council, health professionals, residents, students, and the general public. Topics include the academy's annual meeting, news, continuing education, and position papers. A search tool for finding a pathologist or laboratory is also available from the website.

Keywords: Dentists, Oral health, Professional associations

American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD)

Annotation: The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) represents women dentists in the U.S., internationally, and in the U.S. armed forces. AAWD is a national network for employment opportunities and scientific exchange. The association sponsors an annual conference and a professional journal. AAWD's Smiles for Success (SFS) Foundation was formed to assist women in transition who cannot afford the cost of oral health care. The SFS Foundation offers cost-free oral health care to women graduates of accredited job readiness and placement programs, or other community-based agencies, religious institutions or rehabilitative systems. Smiles for Success educates and instructs women treated by the volunteer dentists, so that they and their families will then seek and maintain permanent oral health care as they become financially stable.

Keywords: Dental care, Dentists, Oral health, Professional societies, Women

American College of Dentists (ACD)

Annotation: The American College of Dentists (ACD), founded in 1920, is a non-profit professional organization of dentists who have exemplified excellence through leadership and contributions to dentistry, the dental profession, and society. The mission of the ACD is to promote excellence, ethics, and professionalism in dentistry. The organization sponsors educational and research programs and publishes a journal and a newsletter.

Keywords: Oral health, Dentists

American Dental Association (ADA)

Annotation: The American Dental Association (ADA) is committed to the public’s oral health and to ethics, science, and professional advancement. Initiatives include those related to advocacy, education, research, and the development of standards. ADA’s journal, Journal of the American Dental Association and website contain information on continuing education offerings and volunteer opportunities. The public resources section of the website provides information for families.

Keywords: Advocacy, American Dental Association, Consumer education, Dental hygiene, Dental societies, Dentists, Legislation, Oral health, Professional societies, Public awareness campaigns, Publications, Spanish language materials

Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (HDAF)

U.S. Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health

Annotation: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Oral Health addresses the oral health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. The Web site provides information on IHS' dental career path options (civil service employee, Commissioned Corps Officer, or tribal hire); externships; the loan repayment program; and volunteering. Information on networking and resources, a vacancy database, and recruiting events are also provided.

Keywords: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Careers, Dental care, Federal programs, Financial assistance, Online databases, Oral health, Public health dental hygienists, Public health dentists, Work force

Special Care Advocates in Dentistry (SAID)

Annotation: The Special Care Advocates in Dentistry (formerly Southern Association of Institutional Dentists) membership comprises oral health professionals working in institutions or professionals who devote a large portion of their time treating people with developmental or mental health challenges, or people who are otherwise medically compromised. Members represent institutional dentistry on local, state, and national committees that write legislation which regulates the practice of dentistry at all levels. The association convenes an annual meeting, produces a newsletter, and offers educational modules, an advocacy toolkit, and a literature review.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Dental care, Dentists, Mental disorders, Oral health, Professional societies, Residential care

University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Office of Iowa Practice Opportunities

Annotation: The Office of Iowa Practice Opportunities was established in 2007 to promote dental practice opportunities in Iowa and serve as a free resource to any Iowa community, student, or practitioner. The website provides information for individuals seeking an opportunity and for those recruiting a new dentist.

Keywords: Dentists, Iowa, Oral health, State programs


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.