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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

Council, Committee and Board Incumbent Application April 1-May 15

To apply, incumbents may login to My Account, click the "Incumbent Leadership Application" link and check the box next to the incumbent position(s). Incumbent applications are due by May 15, 2023. For questions, email [email protected]


Application Timeline for Leadership Positions

Leadership Applications - 2023 term

December 15, 2022 - January 30, 2023: 

  • ADA delegation application open

Leadership Applications - 2024 term 

April 1 - May 15:

  • Council, committee and board incumbent applications open

June 1 - July 15:

  • Council, committee and board non-incumbent applications open

For questions, contact [email protected].

Volunteer Leadership Positions - Apply Here!

There are no applications available at this time. However, CDA will be accepting applications for 2024 leadership positions June 1 - July 15, 2023. For questions, please email [email protected]



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.