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.
If you're looking for a particular policy, this is a good place to start with a full listing of every policy grouped under their relevant sections.
Dentistry is an essential service and all people living in Australia, without exception, should have full and equal access to its benefits including education on the importance of oral health and how it affects general health and overall well-being.
The dental workforce should be properly trained, have adequate employment opportunities and non-dental practitioners should be educated about oral health.
Dentists must be aware of the many factors influencing the practice of dentistry with the focus always on ensuring the welfare of patients.
To be effective on a national level, the ADA must be conversant with current international events, issues and trends, something that is achieved by our membership of the FDI World Dental Federation.