About the ADSO

The ADSO is committed to providing support to our members so they can focus their efforts on patient care and access to quality dental care.

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit organization.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Learn more about our vision, mission, organization and history.

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 Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 50 DSO member companies, several association partners and more than 180 industry partners. ADSO represents Dental Support Organizations (DSOs) before the public, policymakers and the media.

Our members 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 operate in 44 states and provide the highest level of non-clinical support to more than 10,000 dentists across the country as well as in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

DSO-supported dentists, on average, have lower startup costs for a new practice, spend more time on clinical care within their practice than their non-DSO supported counterparts, and offer more flexible office hours for their patients. ADSO is the source of information regarding the role DSOs play in the evolving dental services marketplace.

Our Organization & Our Work

What we do for our members

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.


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