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
Volunteer Leadership Positions

2021 Volunteer Leadership Application Timeline

December 1 - January 15: Council, committee and board incumbent applications open

June 1 - July 15: CDA officers applications open

June 1- July 15: Council, committee and board non-incumbent and trustee application open

October 15 - November 30: ADA delegation application open

October 24: Deadline to contest officer elections

Terms begin on January 1, 2021 with the exception of the Government Affairs Council which begins December 1, 2020.

2021 Available Leadership Positions

To apply, simply click on the corresponding link below to download the application.

CDA Officer Positions:

  • Secretary
  • Speaker of the House (incumbent eligible for another term)

At-large Positions:

Associate Positions:

Trustees Positions:

  • Committee on Volunteer Placement
  • Finance Committee
  • Leadership Development Committee
  • TDIC/TDIC Insurance Solutions Board of Directors

For questions, contact

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.