Consumer Information

American Dental Association - For the Dental Patient

For The Dental Patient is prepared by the American Dental Association in cooperation with The Journal of the American Dental Association and the ADA Division of Science. Unlike other portions of JADA, the print version of this page may be clipped and photocopied as a handout for patients without reprint permission from the ADA Publishing Division. Any other use, copying or distribution of this material, whether in printed or electronic form and including the copying and posting of this material on a Web site, is strictly prohibited without prior written consent of the ADA Publishing Division. “For the Dental Patient” provides general information on dental treatments to dental patients. It is designed to prompt discussion between dentist and patient about treatment options and does not substitute for the dentist’s professional assessment based on the individual patient’s needs and desires. VDA Endorsed Consumer Program

Direct Reimbursement Dental Benefits Plans

Direct Reimbursement (DR) is an innovative approach to self-funding a company's dental plan. DR is supported by the American Dental Association and many state dental societies, as well as many benefit professionals as a simple, cost effective way to provide a dental plan for employees. A plan that gives them complete freedom to choose their dentists. 

Virginia Health Information Project
The VHIP gives Virginians of all ages and all income levels reliable national and state-specific health information and resources - all in an easy-to-navigate form. The VHIP is reliable and completely non-commercial. It was developed and is maintained by the Soho Center, a 37 year-old non-profit here in Virginia.