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American Association of Dental Boards: Find a State Board

Use this map, or alphabetical list below, to find the dental licensing boards by state. Contact the board in your state if you need to verify the status of a dentist's license, view a history of possible violations, or to file a complaint about dental care you have received.

Review Date: June 01, 2015

American Association of Dental Boards

Dental Board Actions: Frequently Asked Questions

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about dental board actions regarding licensed dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Review Date: June 01, 2015

American Association of Dental Boards

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-ray examinations provide valuable information that helps your dentist evaluate your oral health. If you have questions about your dental X-ray exam, talk with your dentist.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

American Dental Association

Find a Board Certified Endodontist

Find a Board Certified Endodontist near you who is specialized in diagnosis and root canal treatment.

Review Date: June 01, 2015

American Association of Endodontists

Find a Dentist

This American Dental Association (ADA) Member Directory is intended for use by the general public as a reference source of demographic and professional information on individual dentists in the United States.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Dental Association

Find a Pediatric Dentist

Search for a pediatric dentist in your area who provides oral health care for children from infancy through adolescence.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Find a Periodontist

Use this search engine to locate a periodontist (a dentist specializing in gum diseases). Your search option may be confined to zip code only or may be expanded to include city, province, state, or telephone area code.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

American Academy of Periodontology

Finding Dental Care

This page may help you find the dental care you need.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Five Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Infection Control

These five questions address infection control practices a patient should look for in a dental office for assurance that the dentist and staff are taking proper precautions against cross-infection.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures

For Kids: Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist can be scary for kids. This fact sheet explains to children what happens at the dentist's office, cavities, cleaning and flossing, and more.

Review Date: April 03, 2015

The Nemours Foundation

Problems With Your Dentist

Even in the best dentist-patient relationship, problems can happen. If you need assistance, contact your state dental association.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

American Dental Association

State Dental Programs for the Elderly and Disabled

This site provides a link for local services available in each state offering free, comprehensive dental care for individuals with special needs, including elderly, disabled, and medically compromised adults.

Review Date: April 03, 2014

Dental Lifeline Network

Tips for Choosing a Dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) would like to assist consumers in making informed choices in selecting dental practitioners. This page provides links to helpful information on dental specialties.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Dental Association

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