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September 20-23, 2018

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2017 ADA Highlights Video

As ADA member dentists continued to raise the bar for the profession, we are proud to join you in celebrating our shared success.

Welcome to the Virginia Dental Association!

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The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) is a non-profit organization of dentists committed to enhancing the professional lives of our members - 3,700 of the best and brightest dentistry has to offer.  Together, we champion better oral health care for all Virginians.

It’s been ​over 145 years since a small group of nine dentists founded the "Virginia State Dental Association". Since then we’ve grown to become a constant trusted resource for ​Virginia dentists and their patients.

Welcome. We’re glad you’re here.


What's Wrong With This Picture?

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Infection Control Check-up from the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Can you identify the breach(es) in infection prevention and safety procedures in this photo taken after completion of a treatment procedure?  Check your answer below.


Answer: The contaminated dental instruments are being transported in an open tray, increasing the risk of sharps injury.  The gloves are of the wrong type: heavy duty utility gloves should be used when handling contaminated instruments to protect against sharps injury.