American Dental Association Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating the American Dental Association regarding its recent data breach. The American Dental Association data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an unknown number of individuals.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, the American Dental Association is a professional association for dentists and U.S. dental students. The American Dental Association’s mission is to support the dental profession while also supporting the advancement of the health of the public. Originally founded in 1859 by 26 dentists in Niagara Falls, New York, the American Dental Association has grown into an organization that drives scientific progress with its member base of over 160,000 dental professionals and students.


On April 21, 2022, the American Dental Association discovered it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal information of individuals in its system may have been accessed and acquired. The American Dental Association disclosed that the data breach was a ransomware attack but has not yet disclosed the specific types of information exposed. However, various reports online indicate that the hackers responsible for the ransomware attack have posted a sample of the stolen data online. According to reports, the data posted online includes W2 forms, NDAs, accounting spreadsheets, and information on American Dental Association members. Recently, the American Dental Association began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted.

If you received a breach notification letter from the American Dental Association:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the American Dental Association data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by American Dental Association;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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