Research Articles

As the American Dental Assistants Association is the oldest professional organization for dental assistants in the country, we are dedicated to promoting the dental assisting profession in matters of education, legislation, credentialing, and professional activities which enhance the delivery of quality dental health care to the public. One of the ways the ADAA promotes the profession is by collaborating with other organizations on research. Below is some of the research the ADAA has assisted in, as well as research and guidelines for dental assistants in general. Unless it is specifically stated, the opinions expressed by the authors in the documents below do not necessarily represent the opinions of the ADAA.



Oral Health Workforce Research Center
The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015: Brief
The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015: Full Article
Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety Programs

Infection Control Consortium
Proceedings Infection Control Consortium 2016

Advancing Dental Education in the 21st Century
The Allied Dental Professions: Executive Summary
Reprinted by permission of Journal of Dental Education, Volume 81, Number 9 (September 2017). Copyright 2017 by the American Dental Education Association. http://www.jdentaled.org
Addendum to the Phase 2 Report 
The Evolution of the Dental Assisting Profession Reprinted by permission of Journal of Dental Education, Volume 81, Number 9 Supplement (September 2017). Copyright 2017 by the American Dental Education Association. http://www.jdentaled.org