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DQA Activities


  • The next DQA meetings will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013; Friday, July 11, 2014; Friday, October 24, 2014; Friday, June 19, 2015, and Friday, October 30, 2015. If you wish to observe at any of these meetings, please contact Manesa Vaclavik at 312.440.7649 or via e-mail at
  • The final DQA 2013 Conference Compendium is available! To view the full Compendium, please go to our DQA Conference page, link above. 

About the DQA

The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) was established by the American Dental Association to develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA is an organization of major stakeholders in oral health care delivery that will use a collaborative approach to develop oral health care measures.

The mission of the Dental Quality Alliance is to advance performance measurement as a means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a consensus-building process.


  1. To identify and develop evidence-based oral health care performance measures and measurement resources. 
  2. To advance the effectiveness and scientific basis of clinical performance measurement and improvement. 
  3. To foster and support professional accountability, transparency, and value in oral health care through the development, implementation and evaluation of performance measurement.

Current Member Organizations 


Organizational Members:
Academy of General Dentistry America's Health Insurance Plans
American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (ADA) American Academy of Periodontology
Council on Dental Benefit Programs (ADA) American Association of Endodontists
Council on Dental Practice (ADA) American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Council on Government Affairs (ADA) American Association of Orthodontists
Delta Dental Plans Association American Association of Public Health Dentistry
American College of Prosthodontists Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association
American Dental Association’s Board of Trustees National Association of Dental Plans
American Dental Education Association  National Network for Oral Health Access
American Dental Hygienists' Association American Medical Association
The Joint Commission DentaQuest
 American Board of Pediatric Dentistry American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
 Managed Care of North America Dental  



Public Member:
Public Member  



Department of Health and Human Services Technical/Advisors/Liaisons:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Resources and Services Administration