About the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA)



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AzDA—Where dentists succeed 

Founded in 1909, the Arizona Dental Association is one of 53 constituent/territorial societies of the American Dental Association, and represents over 70% of all licensed dentists in Arizona. More than 2,400 members, comprising every dental specialty, collectively exemplify the AzDA mission of to provide leadership, resources, and advocacy to ensure the success of our members and promote oral health. AzDA is comprised of three components representing different geographical sections of the state: Central Arizona Dental Society, Northern Arizona Dental Society, and Southern Arizona Dental Society. 


AzDA's Mission

AzDA’s mission is to provide leadership, resources and advocacy to ensure the success of our members and the promotion of oral health.

AzDA's Vision

AzDA’s vision is a strong, successful, quality dental profession in Arizona.

AzDA's Core Values

  • Oral health is essential to quality of life and is an integral component of overall health.
  • By fulfilling our responsibility to support our members’ success, we help them provide high quality services to the public.
  • By continually asking members what they need and value, we can deliver benefits that promote their professional and financial success.
  • Adherence to high ethical standards is a hallmark of the dental profession.
  • Mentoring and continuing dental education (both clinical and business) support a more educated dental workforce, which improves the delivery of services.
  • Education for members and the public about our legislative impact is essential to ensure that high quality dental care has statutory support in Arizona.
  • By supporting the Arizona Dental Foundation with volunteers and resources, we help make the Foundation’s programs successful.

AzDA Services:

AzDA Services, the wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the Arizona Dental Association provides an ideal opportunity for companies to have explicit exposure to AzDA membership. At the same time, they provide AzDA membership with valuable pre-screening and discounts for products and services that are important for the safe and effective practice of dentistry.

Advertisers/Vendors:

AzDA Services helps you directly connect and build a relationship with the largest organized dentistry group in Arizona. You can tap into a diverse media portfolio that meets your marketing and budget needs. Simply put, AzDA Services is the most cost-effective, proficient way to target Arizona dental professionals.

As an Endorsed or affiliate company, you’ll enjoy:

  • arizona dentistry business15% discount on advertising in Inscriptions (AzDA’s monthly publication).
  • 15% discount on Western Regional Dental Convention booth space (one of the largest dental conventions west of the Mississippi)
  • 15% discount of continuing education (CE) table sponsorships
  • A free list of all AzDA members
  • A comprehensive business listing on www.azdaservices.com

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AzDA Members:

AzDA Services will save you time and money, and provide you with a world of peace of mind. 

AzDA Services has made special arrangements with vendors that have the products/services you need, and at the discounts that you want—ranging from business loans, professional liability insurance to website design. AzDA Services specifically approves these vendors because of their quality, value, and commitment to you.

How we save you money:
Because we can negotiate on behalf of all of our members (more than 2,400 of them) we’re able to get bigger discounts, better rates, and special values and perks. The savings alone from using just a handful of our pre-screened vendors would pay for your dues.

How we save you time:

Think of us as your personal research team. Every company we endorse has been thoroughly checked out by volunteer dentists and AzDA staff, so you can trust that you are dealing with reputable, reliable companies.

How we provide peace of mind:

If you ever have a question or concern about one of our endorsed companies, just give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you – it’s that simple.

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Arizona Dental Foundation

The Arizona Dental Foundation (ADF) keeps Arizona smiling by providing charitable dentistry programs to children, seniors, and individuals with a special need. We do this by mobilizing volunteers; identifying and linking resources; and offering educational opportunities for dental professionals.


ADF welcomes volunteers of every skill level to participate in giving events and to conduct oral hygiene education in schools and the community. Or consider adopting a patient to treat in your office. We screen for financial eligibility and medical need. Contact ADF at (480) 344-5777 or (800) 866-2732 ext. 325, or click here to visit the ADF website.
 

Tax Credit Contributions

What you give is what you get when you participate in the Arizona State Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit.  This community benefit program allows you to deduct up to $400 per married couple ($200 single filer) against taxes owed to the State of Arizona.  It is better than a deduction because your tax liability is lowered dollar for dollar on contributions made by December 31st each year.  Plus you can still contribute to your favorite school in the same tax year.  Best of all, you can take the tax credit on your state taxes AND take a charitable deduction on your federal taxes.
 

In-kind Support

ADF accepts toothbrushes, paste, floss, stickers and other non-expired disposable supplies for use at charitable events.  Make pickup arrangements by contacting ADF at (480) 344-5777 or (800) 866-2732 ext. 304, or click here to donate to ADF.

Precious Smiles

Ask your patients to donate their recoverable precious metals to support charitable dentistry programs at community clinics statewide.  Contact (480) 344-5777 or (800) 866-2732 ext. 304 or click here to email for a collection jar.

Continuing Education and Annual Conventions

Your profession is not standing still. Dentistry is constantly evolving to better meet the needs of both patients and practitioners, like you. AzDA supports an increasing number of continuing education initiatives to keep you on top of the latest tools, treatment methods, scientific research and business practices throughout your dental career. 

Throughout the year, AzDA provides Arizona dental professionals a wealth of top-quality, BODEX-required CE offerings at wonderfully attractive prices. Starting with the Western Regional Dental Convention, one of the largest dental meetings in the West, AzDA perennially brings in a superb slate of speakers comparable to any meeting in the country, covering almost all aspects of dentistry. Dental professionals can also take advantage of AzDA’s Fall Conference annual retreat. In addition to first-rate speakers, attendees can look forward to enjoying five-star accommodations at one of Arizona’s preeminent hotels. Additionally, AzDA members now have the ability to record and track their CEs on their computer or mobile device - just another free perk for being an AzDA member. 

Click here to view AzDA's CE offerings.

Western Regional Dental Convention

Held each spring at the Phoenix Convention Center, the Western Regional Dental Convention (WRDC) welcomes over 6,000 attendees and consists of over 75 continuing education (CE) courses and over 300 commercial exhibits. WRDC is one of the largest and well-respected dental conventions in the country. Click here to view this year's WRDC website.

Fall Conference

Playing opposite to Spring’s WRDC, AzDA’s Fall Conference offers attendees a more relaxed,  social continuing education experience. Typically held at some of Arizona’s most picturesque destination resorts, AzDA’s Fall Conference is an ideal opportunity for members to recharge and reinvigorate their minds, as well as learn from first-rate presenters. 

AzDA Continuing Education

AzDA offers a host of CE opportunities in its A/V ready classroom, located in their Scottsdale headquarters. Risk management, OSHA, infection control, chemical dependency, oral radiography, CPR, and special needs training are among the courses that are offered. Click here to view AzDA's CE offerings.

AzDA is an ADA CERP recognized provider

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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