Contact ADA (American Dental Association) for Referral Dentists

Below is the address and phone number to contact ADA (American Dental Association):

American Dental Association (ADA)
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-2678
312-440-2500

DENTISTS AND DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

If the area you wish to contact in the American Dental Association is not listed here, please use this ADA.org form.

REASONS TO REFER PATIENTS TO ANOTHER DENTIST

The ADA lists many reasons why patients may need to be referred for several reasons. These include:

  • Level of training and experience of the dentist

  • Dentist’s areas of interest

  • Extensiveness of the problem

  • Complexity of the treatment

  • Medical complications

  • Patient load

  • Availability of special equipment and instruments

  • Staff capabilities and training

  • Patient desires

  • Behavioral concerns

  • Desire to share responsibility for patient care

  • Geographic proximity of the specialist or consulting dentist

They also recommend the following: “Any care rendered by a consulting dentist should be coordinated with that of the referring dentist, and any other dentists involved in the treatment. Each dentist should have a clear understanding of the role each is playing in providing care to the patient.” – Source Ada.org