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Design Innovation Awards 2020

2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards

Is Your Practice a Winner? It could be. Entries accepted July 6 - September 4, 2020.

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Patient Return Resource Center

Educate your patients on what to expect during their next visit with customizable visual guides, Facebook posts, emails and more.

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ADA Endorses Bento

Save time and money with ADA-endorsed Bento, a modern alternative to dental benefits administration.

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What can I expect during a dental checkup?



The dentist or hygienist will ask about your recent medical history, examine your mouth and decide whether or not you need x-rays. Depending on your treatment plan, the hygienist may use a special dental instruments to check your gums for gum disease. Your dentist will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening by holding your tongue with gauze, checking it and your whole mouth, then feeling your jaw and neck.
ADA Success for Dental Students

Prepare for life as a dentist with this series of live programs.