The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to preventing dental caries and dental decay.
Its mission is to reduce the risk of dental cariousness, or tooth decay, by providing safe, affordable and effective dental care for all Americans.
Dental hygiene boards have been around since the 1950s, when they were formed to educate dental health care professionals on the benefits of oral hygiene and prevent dental cariocias from occurring.
Today, more than 4,300 dental hygiene groups operate in every state and the District of Columbia, with more than 20 million members.
In the United Kingdom, the British Dental Hygiene Board is the most important health board in the country and oversees about 3.3 million dental hygiene patients, according to the American Dental Association.
The American Densitary Association, a trade group, reports the board has an annual revenue of more than $2.6 billion.
The CDC recommends the following dental health boards for you:The American Association of Oral Hygiene and DentistryThe American Academy of Oral SurgeonsThe American Society of Oral MedicineThe American Board of Oral EpidemiologyThe American Council of Oral PathologistsThe American Institute of Oral SurgeryThe American Medical AssociationThe American Osteopathic AssociationThe Association of American Boards of Oral HealthThe American Public Health AssociationThe California Dental CouncilThe Canadian Dental SocietyThe Canadian Osteopaths’ AssociationThe Danish Dental BoardThe Finnish Dental AcademyThe German Dental Boards AssociationThe French Dental Health BoardThe Greek Dental AssociationsThe Italian Dental FederationThe Polish Dental Medical Association The Russian Dental UnionThe Swedish Dental InstituteThe United Kingdom Dental Education and Research CouncilThe American Dietetic AssociationThe European Dental Research AssociationThe German Council of Dentistry The German Osteoporosis AssociationThe Mexican Dental OrganizationThe Mexican Society of Dental SurgeryThe Russian DensaryThe Spanish Dental Osteomyelitis SocietyThe Spanish Society of Surgeons and DentistsThe Swedish Society of Dentists and Dental SurgeonsThis article originally appeared on The Conversation.