EIN 36-0724690

American Dental Association (ADA)

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The ADA's vision is to be the recognized leader on oral health with its mission to help all members succeed.

Program areas at ADA

Build a community for a professional association of over 181,000 dentists by developing and promoting member value, recruiting and retaining members, fostering collaborative tripartite network (national, state, local) provide leadership development, advance diversity and inclusion, and position ADA as America's leading advocate for oral health.
Develop and produce ADA's annual meeting which includes scientific programs, general audience programs, and hands-on workshops for dentists and their staff. There are also special events such as the distinguished speaker series and keynote address for attendees of the annual session. There is a technical exhibition (ADA World Marketplace) for attendees to experience and test dental products and services for use in their dental practices. In 2019, there were over 31,000 attendees, receiving more than 37,000 hours of continuing education, and 1,195 booths in the ADA World Marketplace. Also included, is ADA as the premier dental education provider by providing a continuing education program throughout the year that is comprehensive and integrated.
Promoting high quality and effective processes for dental education, dental licensure and credentialing. This is accomplished through monitoring and disseminating information on dental education and licensure issues and conducting studies. There are also ongoing liaison activities with related organizations which also serve dental education and licensure including the recognized dental specialty certifying boards, sponsoring organizations, and allied dental organizations. ADA seeks to improve the quality of continuing education available for dentists. ADA accredited 1,649 education programs and nearly 47,500 individuals sat for certifying exams.

Form 990s for ADA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-12-16990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-11-02990OView PDF
2015-122016-12-15990OView PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds American Dental Association (ADA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
ADA Foundation (ADAF)Public Support$576,973
 Subscribe to viewSubaward$91,680
 Subscribe to viewCoalition To Modernize Dental Licensure$55,625
...and 4 more grants received

Grants made by ADA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
ADA Foundation (ADAF)Support$2,198,000
North Dakota Dental AssociationPublic Support$289,500
Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)Public Support$182,000
 Subscribe to viewPublic Support$167,316
 Subscribe to viewPublic Support$160,000
...and 40 more grants made

Financials for ADA

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,596,312
Program services$100,065,892
Investment income and dividends$3,189,228
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$16,186,832
Net rental income$2,064,772
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,893,091
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$5,557,163
Miscellaneous revenues$4,276,006
Total revenues$134,829,296

Personnel at ADA

Marcelo W AraujoChief Executive Officer Adaf Chief Science Officer Ada$312,387
Dr. Kathleen T. O'LoughlinExecutive Director and Chief Operating Officer$668,737
Paul SholtyChief Financial Officer$293,264
 Subscribe to viewChief Technology Officer$245,794
 Subscribe to viewChief of Goverance and Strategy Management$259,167
...and 24 more key personnel

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General information
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
(312) 440-2500
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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