The Florida Dental Association (FDA) is a statewide, professional
membership organization representing Florida-licensed dentists. FDA
members are committed to protecting the health and well-being of people
of all ages. The FDA was established in 1884 to ensure that patients
received the highest quality of care from dental professionals. With a
statewide membership of over 6,500 Florida-licensed dentists, the FDA
represents about 65 percent of all licensed dentists in Florida.
constituent society of the American Dental Association, the FDA's
mission is to improve the oral health of Florida residents, promote
ethical practice standards and direct the evolution of the practice
environment through continuous education and advocacy for the profession
and the public.
The FDA employs a staff of approximately 25 professionals in three
Tallahassee offices, including the downtown governmental affairs office.
Serving as the voice of Florida-licensed dentists in the Legislature,
the FDA maintains a clear and consistent message that dentistry is the
gateway to good health.