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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.

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CDC Offers Resources To Help Dental Professionals With Infection Control.

In an article in Medscape (1/30), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Oral Health states that while “transmission of infectious agents” in dental settings is “rare,” a CDC article in The Journal of the American Dental Association identifies “three published reports describing the transmission of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in dental settings since 2003.” In addition, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report details an outbreak of Mycobacterium abscesses infection that occurred in 2015 at a pediatric dentistry practice. With this in mind, the article provides tips for preventing disease transmission in dental settings, noting the CDC offers a resource designed to help prevent infections called the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Health Care Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. The CDC also offers the Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings, which is available as a new mobile app.

The Oral Health Topics on and provide information on infection control for dental professionals and for patients.

The ADA reports that since 1993, the ADA and the CDC have updated and supplemented their infection control recommendations to reflect new scientific knowledge and growing understanding of the principles of infection control.