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American Association of Dental Research (AADR)
The American Association for Dental Research (the US Division of the International Association for Dental Research) is a non-profit organization withover 5,000 individual members and 100 institutional members within the United States. The organizations publish the Journal of Dental Research, Advances in Dental Research, and Critical Reviews in Oral Biology & Medicine.

American Dental Association (ADA)
Careers in the Dental Profession
Department of Career Guidance Activities Catalog Services
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (800) 947-4746

Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
Department of Testing Services
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel: (312) 440-2500

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
Official Guide to Dental Schools
AADAS Application form and Instructions
Opportunities for Minority Students in U.S. Dental Schools 2003-05, 4th Edition
American Dental Education Association
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 667-9433

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
ASDA Handbook: A Resource Guide for Dental Students
American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1160
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 440-2820

Associated Medical Schools of New York
National Health Professions Web site (Anticipate launch date Fall 2004)
This new Web site is being designed to help underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduates pursue careers in the health professions. It will provide current and accurate information on the requirements for entry into the health professions, information on career opportunities in health care, and a database of summer enrichment programs, research opportunities, and financial aid information.

Associated Medical Schools of New York
70 West 36th St, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 643-8950

Black Dental Edge
This is an African-American Dental resource site that is committed to encouraging African-Americans to study dentistry. The Web site features tips on financing a dental education, information on loan repayment programs, and links to dentistry photos including endodontic, orthodontic, oral surgery, and prosthodontic photos.

National Dental Association (NDA)
The NDA is the premier dental organization for ethnic minorities. It represents a family of 10,000 dentists, students, hygienists, assistants, spouses, and the communities they serve. It is the parent organization of the Student National Dental Association, and umbrella to the National Dental Hygienists Association, the National Dental Assistants Association, and the Auxiliary to the NDA (spouses).

National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) promotes the general health of the American people by improving their oral, dental and craniofacial health. Through the conduct and support of research and the training of researchers, the NIDCR aims to promote health, prevent diseases and conditions, and develop new diagnostics and therapeutics.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program
The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), formerly the Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP), is a national academic enrichment program that helps promising, highly motivated students gain admission to medical school. Currently there are nine universities that offer Summer Medical and Dental Education Program’s with dentistry components. For a list of these schools, visit www.smdep.org or click here.

U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Information Center
400 Maryland Avenue, SW



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