About the ADSO

We are committed to providing support to our members so they can focus on patient care and access to quality dental care.

ADSO is the premier association leading the business of dentistry.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Who we are. The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-pro­fit organization committed to providing support to its members, allowing affiliated dentists to focus on patients, expand access to quality dental care and improve the oral health of their communities. The ADSO represents Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) before the public, policymakers and the media.

What we do. The ADSO supports member companies and their teams through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care to their patients and those in the underserved communities.

Who we support. The ADSO supports DSOs who in turn provide business and operational services to dentists and dental clinics so that they can focus on patient care and community outreach. We help all teams within a DSO including executives, clinicians, marketing/communications, IT, and operations.

ADSO member organizations support a practice environment where dentists have the ability to choose the administrative services which best allows them to focus on patients, expand access to quality dental care and improve the oral health of their communities.

Our Vision

Support practice environment that focuses on patients

Our Mission

Support through research, education & advocacy

Our mission is to support ADSO member companies and their teams through research, education and advocacy; enabling them to foster innovation, collaboration and a vibrant market where DSO-supported dentists can provide quality oral health care to their patients and to those in the underserved communities.

The ADSO’s 80+ DSO member companies, enable supported dentists to focus on their patients and expand access for dental care while maintaining the highest standards of business and professional ethics. Our members provide the highest level of non-clinical support to more than 11,000 dentists at more than 6,000 supported practices across 48 states as well as internationally.

160+ Industry Partner companies have joined ADSO in support of our work.

Our Reach

Representing the DSO Industry

Our History

How it all came to be

The Dental Service Organization model traces its roots back to 1975 when one of the ADSO’s founding members, Affordable Care, Inc., supported its first dental practice. Since that time, numerous DSOs have opened and expanded throughout the world to take on the important work of supporting dentist in expanding access to quality dental care, improving the oral health of their patients, and reducing the cost of dentistry.

Code of Ethics

ADSO’s Code of Ethics embodies our mission and confirms that our member companies act with the highest ethical standards in all business activities.

Highest Standards of Ethics and Excellence

The ADSO Code of Ethics reflects the character of pioneering DSOs as well as the core values of current and future members. The Code of Ethics is a sign of the priority our member companies place on professionalism and excellence.

Community

Promoting public health through charitable and educational activities.