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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


Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

April 1 - May 15: Council, committee and board incumbent applications open

June 1 - July 15: Officer, ADA trustee, trustee liaison, and council, committee and board non-incumbent applications open

September 1 - October 15: Board of Directors application open (2022)

December 15 - January 30: ADA delegation application open (October 2022, Houston) 

Terms begin on January 1, 2022 with the exception of the Government Affairs Council which begins December 1, 2021.  

For questions, contact [email protected].


Volunteer Leadership Positions

No applications available at this time.

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 [email protected] to learn more about how you can get involved.