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
  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • ADA Award

    ADA Award

    The ADA greatly values the contributions of those who have given so much to the dental profession and in this section you will find the recipients of the awards the Association bestows on many deserved recipients.

  • Code of Ethics

    Code of Ethics

    By-Law II Code of Ethics outlines obligations and attitudes that dentists should uphold when practicing within the profession as well the manner in which they are to approach staff and patient matters.