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Welcome to the Idaho State Dental Association!

The ISDA represents more than 70% of Idaho dental professionals who have joined us in membership. We are a constituent of the American Dental Association (ADA), the professional organization of dentists throughout the U.S. who are dedicated to providing the best care for their patients. 

Vision Statement:

Empowering the dental profession to achieve optimal health for all Idahoans.

Mission Statement:

Help Idaho dentists succeed and support the advancement of the health of the public.

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