Advancing the dental laboratory technology industry and its members through advocacy, education, standards and services.
The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is a federation of state commercial dental laboratory associations formed in 1951 in Chicago by a merger of the Dental Laboratory Institute of America and the American Dental Laboratory Association. In 1952, NADL opened its national headquarters offices in Washington, D.C. From 1968-1971, the organization was known as the National Association of Certified Dental Laboratories. The association changed back to its original name in 1971.
In 2001, the National Association of Dental Laboratories moved its headquarters office to Tallahassee, Florida. The NADL Mission: The National Association of Dental Laboratories is the unified voice of the dental laboratory industry supporting dentistry and serving the public interest by promoting high standards. NADL accomplishes this by providing programs, services and networking opportunities to meet the evolving technical, educational, professional and business needs of dental laboratories.