The Australian Dental Association is the peak national body for the dental profession encompassing the majority of dentists in the country. A voluntary member organisation with branches in every state and territory, it has three main objectives:

  • To support members by enhancing their ability to provide safe, high quality professional oral health care
  • To encourage the improvement of the oral and general health of the public
  • Promotion of the ethics, art and science of dentistry
  • Our Structure

    Our Structure

    A not-for-profit professional membership organisation, the ADA is governed by elected members who are empowered to set the strategic direction, vision, and high level operation of the Association.

  • Strategic Plan

    Strategic Plan

    The ADA has a continued vision to be the recognised leader and voice in oral health for the community, government and media.

  • Policies


    The ADA's policies are the foundation of its governance and guide its public statements on a host of different issues affecting the dental profession.

  • Constitution and By-laws

    Constitution and By-laws

    These documents provide the structure through which the Association accomplishes its role as the peak dental organisation in Australia, promotes oral health in the community and advances the art and science of dentistry.

  • Federal Council

    Federal Council

    The Federal Council is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, policy and high level operation of the Association.

  • Federal Executive

    Federal Executive

    The five member Federal Executive makes financial and operational decisions to ensure that the goals of the strategic plan set down by Federal Council are achieved.

  • Standing Committees

    Standing Committees

    A full listing of the members of the ADA committees who provide expert advice to the Federal Executive and contribute to the policies of the Association.

  • The Leadership Team

    The Leadership Team

    Your ADA leadership team are committed to providing ample opportunities for your professional growth and development, and that of the profession as a whole.

  • Branches of the ADA

    Branches of the ADA

    The ADA maintains an active presence in every state and territory, providing education and face-to-face assistance to members, delivering public oral health advisory services, and advocating on key issues affecting the profession.

  • Affiliates


    These organisations actively work in partnership with the ADA for the advancement of the dental profession as a whole.