About the Dental Insignia
A Little History on the "Dental Insignia"The American Dental Association (ADA) authorized the use of the Dental Insignia as it is known today nearly fifty (50) years ago. The triangle is actually the Greek Letter "Delta" and its intertwined with what looks like a circle but is representing the Greek Letter "Omicron."
In the center is the "classic" Caduceus of a serpent wrapped around a staff. In the background are leaves and berries but these aren't just random. There's actually a specific number in the design. The Dental Insignia features 32 leaves & 20 berries -- which represent the number of permanent and temporary teeth in humans.
Note: The classic Caduceus known worldwide is the Serpent wrapped around the staff as shown above inside the Dental Insignia design. However, in the United States Healthcare Industry, the word Caduceus is used to represent the serpent wrapped around staff with two wings. For gifts with this version, see our Doctor Caduceus Gifts.