The ADA is celebrating its 160th anniversary this month. Since our founding in 1859, we’ve been driving dentistry forward and empowering the dental profession to achieve optimal health for all.
Join us in celebrating by checking out our celebratory birthday video!
Keep the celebration going at ADA.org/ADA160. Learn about some of the most impactful moments and innovations ADA members have contributed to throughout our history — from community water fluoridation to identifying smoking as a factor in oral cancer. You also can catch up on these historical tidbits by searching for #ADA160 on Facebook and Twitter. Did we miss one of your favorite ADA moments? Let us know using the submission form.
We’ve also shared some of the ADA’s lighter moments as well. Check out our archive of “Throwback Toothday” public service announcements, updated weekly on our YouTube channel, featuring everything from helpful hygiene hints to some wacky characters such as “The Tooth Chicken.”
We’re happy to celebrate this milestone with you as we continue working toward optimal health for all. Here’s to another 160 years!
~American Dental Association