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 
  • Work well with other volunteers and staff

2025 ADA Delegation Application:

  • December 15, 2024 – January 30, 2025

2026 Council, Committee and Board Incumbent Applications: 

  • April 1, 2025 – May 15, 2025

2026 Council, Committe, and Board Non-incumbent and Leadership Discovery Program Applications: 

  • June 1, 2025 – July 15, 2025
CDA is not accepting leadership applications at this time.

Let us know about your interest in CDA leadership positions! If you are interested in serving on a CDA council, committee, board or workgroup and an application is not available, please complete CDA’s leadership interest form.

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 contactcda@cda.org to learn more about how you can get involved.