The Florida Dental Association is a professional membership organization of more than 7,000 licensed dentists. Established in 1884, the association offers a range of health services for people of all ages. It also offers professional education programs and services. The association employs a staff of more than 50 professionals and is located in Tallahassee, Fla. It offers career planning assistance to dental students. The association s continuing education programs are approved by Academy of General Dentistry. The Florida Dental Association also provides various loan programs. Additionally, it offers assistance for setting up new dental practices. The association also offers financial support services for dependents of deceased dentists.