Become a Leader

Governing bodies are comprised of members of the association who are selected to lead and shape our collective futures. Serving on the ADA delegation and/or a CDA council, committee or board is one of the many ways you can give back to your association and profession. CDA’s success depends on a diverse group of leaders consisting of early career, mid-career and retired dentists who:

  • Participate in thoughtful discussions
  • Are open to the ideas and opinions of others
  • Are committed to meeting attendance (some remote participation available)
  • Work well with other volunteers and staff
ADA Delegation Positions Open

We are currently seeking a diverse pool of candidates to serve as delegates/alternates to the ADA House of Delegates, which is scheduled for October 16-19, 2020, Orlando, Florida. The term of office is one year and there is no term limit. View the full job description.

Timeline for 2020 ADA Delegation Positions

Sept 1-Nov 30, 2019: Submit an application

March 2020: Placement notifications sent to all applicants via email

October 16-19, 2020: ADA House of Delegates (Orlando, FL)

Council, Committee and Board Positions

Timeline for CDA Council, Committee, and Board Positions

Dec. 2, 2019 - Jan. 10, 2020: Application open for incumbent positions (term ending 2020)

Mar. 20: ADA delegation and incumbent placement notifications

May 1 - June 15: Application open for non-incumbent positions

Oct. 11: Non-incumbent placement notifications

Jan. 1, 2021:  Term begins (Government Affairs Council term begins Dec. 1, 2019)

Additional Volunteer Opportunities
  • Join us at CDA Cares!  Learn more about the event and register to volunteer for one of our clinics.
  • Host a Speaker at CDA Presents! Find out more about how you can volunteer for CDA Presents.
  • Start Local! Change often begins at the local level. Contact your component executive director, to discover leadership and volunteer opportunities.  
  • Dental Students: If you are a dental student interested in volunteerism, email to learn more about how you can get involved.