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ADA’s consumer information is now available on—our new website developed just for you. Visit to find answers to all your dental-related questions so we can help you be Mouth Healthy for life.

Please note: The ADA does not provide specific answers to individual questions about fees, dental problems, conditions, diagnoses, treatments or proposed treatments, or requests for research. Information about dental referrals, complaints and a variety of dental procedures may be found on


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