The Australian Dental Association is the peak national body for dentists. 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
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.
Constitution and By-Laws
These documents provide the structure through which the Association accomplishes its role as the peak dental organisation in Australia.
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.
Made up of a range of highly-skilled dental practitioners, the dental profession is driven by a prevailing concern and advocacy for the oral health of all Australians.
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.
The ADA greatly values the contributions of those who have given so much to the dental profession; here you will find the recipients of the awards the Association bestows on many deserving recipients.
By-Law II Code of Ethics outlines obligations and attitudes that dentists should uphold when practising within the profession as well the manner in which they are to approach staff and patient matters.