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Dental Health: The Basic Facts


Academy of General Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue Suite 900
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Web site: www.agd.org/consumer
Tel: 888-243-3368

  • Oral health resources
  • Find a dentist
  • Dental questions
  • Interactive SmileLine message board


Elements of Good Care

Routine Dental Visits and
Common Dental Problems that May Be Identified

Dental care and MS symptoms



American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: 312-440-2500
Web site: www.ada.org/public/

  • Current consumer topics
  • A to Z resources
  • Finding a dentist
  • Events and news

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Web site: http://astdd.org

  • Names of dental department heads for every state
  • Contact information for every state dental department of health

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
1800 15th Street Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80202
Tel: 303-534-5360
Web site: www.nfdh.org

  • Donated Dental Care in 50 States (for the medically compromised, disabled or elderly person who has no means of paying and who needs comprehensive dental work)
  • Dental house calls/van (volunteer dentists make home visits to disabled persons) Illinois only Tel: 312-440-8976

Special Care in Dentistry
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: 312-527-6764
Web site http://scdonline.org

  • Dental health resources
  • Academy of Dentists for Persons with Disabilities
  • Legislative news

The RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) on Wheeled Mobility
5051 Forbes Tower
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Tel: 412-383-6586
Web site: www.wheelchairnet.org/WCN_Living/ Docs/accessibledentistry.html

  • Accessible dentistry for persons who use wheelchairs
  • Consumer tips
  • Resources advocating accessible dental care
  • Architectural accessibility for dental practices
  • Some accessible dental practices
  • Education and training resources
  • Bibliography and journals


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