EIN 36-0724690

American Dental Association (ADA)

IRS 501(c) type
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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.
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Program areas at ADA

Build a community for a professional association of over 179,000 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. Due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic In 2021, there were in person/virtual annual meeting. There were 8,235 attendees in person & virtually, receiving 19,379 hours of continuing education, and 837 booths/exhibits 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 1,604 education programs and nearly 45,000 individuals sat for certifying exams.

Grants made by ADA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Georgia Dental AssociationPublic Support$277,767
North Dakota Dental AssociationPublic Support$234,000
Nevada Dental AssociationPublic Support$220,912
...and 46 more grants made totalling $3,554,570

Who funds American Dental Association (ADA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
ADA Foundation (ADAF)Public Support$651,535
Georgetown UniversitySubaward$113,475
International Association for Dental ResearchIadr Innovation in Oral Care Award$50,000
...and 1 more grant received

Personnel at ADA

Kathleen T O'LoughlinExecutive Director and Chief Operating Officer$746,329
Paul SholtyChief Financial Officer$314,717
Stephanie L MoritzChief Marketing and Communications Officer / Vice President Communications$307,548
Jordan G BaughChief Technology Officer$291,381
Elizabeth A ShapiroChief of Government and Strategy Management$226,097
...and 32 more key personnel

Financials for ADA

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,552,645
Program services$100,536,132
Investment income and dividends$2,482,411
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$15,407,560
Net rental income$2,181,655
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,077,954
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$4,669,430
Miscellaneous revenues$3,689,663
Total revenues$138,597,450

Form 990s for ADA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-10-13990View PDF
2020-122021-08-27990View PDF
2019-122020-12-16990View PDF
2018-122019-10-28990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
August 14, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 3, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
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Professional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
HealthBusiness and industry
MembershipsOperates internationallyReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteering
General information
211 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 440-2500
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
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
Parent/child status
Central organization
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