The Australian Dental Association is a not-for-profit professional membership organisation. Its members include the great majority of practicing dentists, nearly all students of dentistry and a committed cohort of retired dentists.
As a professional association and an incorporated entity, the true 'owners' of the ADA are its members. In order to provide more formal leadership and direction, the ADA adopted a Constitution in 1928 that empowered elected members to govern the organisation.
At a national level, the ADA is governed by a Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, and high-level operation of the Association. The Board comprises 5 elected ADA member directors and up to 2 appointed directors.
The ADA Board, comprising 5 elected ADA member directors and up to 2 appointed directors, sets strategic direction and vision and makes high level operational decisions to ensure that the goals of the ADA are achieved.
A full listing of the members of the ADA committees who provide expert advice to the ADA Board and contribute to the policies of the Association.
Your ADA leadership team are committed to providing ample opportunities for your professional growth and development, and that of the profession as a whole.