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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


CDA Board of Directors Application Available - Apply by January 3, 2024

CDA is soliciting applications to fill a vacancy on the board of directors for the 2024 term, with eligibility for additional terms. To apply, click on "Volunteer Leadership Positions - Apply Here" below and download the application. Email the completed application and supporting documents to [email protected] by January 3.

Coming Soon

The application for the 13th District Delegation to the ADA House of Delegates will be available December 15, 2023 - January 30, 2024. 

Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

Leadership Applications - 2024 term

December 15, 2023 - January 30, 2024: 

  • ADA delegation application open

Leadership Applications - 2025 term

April 1, 2024 - May 15, 2024:

  • Council, committee and board incumbent applications open

June 1, 2024 - July 15, 2024:

  • Council, committee and board non-incumbent applications open

For questions, contact [email protected].

Volunteer Leadership Positions - Apply Here

CDA Board of Directors - Apply by January 3, 2024




Additional Volunteer Opportunities

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