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American Dental Association (ADA). The primary U.S. national dental society. Provides oral health information and career and practice information for dental professionals.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). NIH Institute that supports basic and clinical research and disseminates information on oral and craniofacial research.

Selected Resources

Dye BA, Li X, Beltrán-Aguilar ED. Selected oral health indicators in the United States,2005–2008 [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 May;(96):1-8. PubMed PMID: 23050519.

Dye BA, Li X, Thornton-Evans G. Oral health disparities as determined by selected Healthy People 2020 oral health objectives for the United States, 2009–2010 [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 Aug;(104):1-8. PubMed PMID: 23101968.

Key dental facts. Chicago: American Dental Association, Survey Center; 2008. 20 p.

NIDCR. Data & Statistics (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research). This page provides links to oral health-related data from national health surveys co-sponsored by NIDCR and the CDC. Topics include dental caries, tooth loss, and water fluoridation.

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